With every auto maker striving to meet the challenges of constant reduction of CO2 emissions and comply with different statutory requirements worldwide, new benchmarks are set in the segment, almost every year. This year, Volkswagen has set new benchmark when they revealed new engines at 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium.
Volkswagen 1.0l 272 PS TSI. Photo – autofilou.at
Volkswagen has showcased three new engines at the 36th Vienna Motor Symposium. Two of these are ready for launch, while one was just a showcase, hinting at what direction they are heading in.
Speaking about the latter, it is a new 3 cylinder 1 liter TSI engine, which generates a stunning 272 PS and 270 Nm torque. Not much has been revealed, but Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand with responsibility for Development and Volkswagen Group Head of Powertrain Development; said that “A nice example of just how much potential combustion engines still have in them”. If not this one, we could definitely expect a version based on this to power future small cars Volkswagen, including the Polo.
Apart from this, Volkswagen showcased a new generation W12 6.0l TSI engine. This one is expected to first feature on the all new Bentley Bentayga SUV, expected to be launched in 2016. This new engine delivers 608 PS power at 6000 rpm and 900 Nm torque between 1500 – 4000 rpm with CO2 emissions at 250 gms per km. After Bentayga, this engine will also make way into other cars from VW Group. Depending on the car, this engine has a capability to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in less than 4 seconds, and a top speed of over 300 kmph.
At the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium, Volkswagen also showcased a new 2.0l TDI diesel engine. This one is specially developed and engineered for their light-duty vehicles. To be offered in a choice of 4 outputs, 84 PS to 204 PS, this new ‘Transporter’ engine sets a new benchmark in the segment.