International Engine of the Year Awards 2008:
Class victory for 140 PS and 170 PS TSIs with twin charging
Second place for the newest 122 PS TSI in its first competition
The winning streak continues: for the third time, Volkswagen’s dual charged TSI engines have won the “International Engine of the Year Award” in the category “1 litre to 1.4 litres”. It is no coincidence that the 103 kW (140 PS) and 125 kW (170 PS) TSIs, which are charged by both a turbocharger and a supercharger, are among the most efficient petrol engines in the world. The motto for these engines is “maximum dynamics with minimum fuel consumption”. And that’s also how the jury, comprising 65 journalists from 32 countries, saw it. According to one jury member, “This engine does everything right and fits into the most diverse types of vehicles.” Moreover, the new 122 PS TSI took second place in the same category in its first attempt. The “International kEngine of the Year Awards 2008″ will be presented today in Stuttgart.
Dr Rüdiger Szengel, Head of Petrol Engine Development, accepted the award for Volkswagen commenting, “Our TSI engines have set the standard since their introduction in the performance class of 90 kW to 125 kW. They achieve new levels of economy for petrol engines while providing performance that offers real fun. We take it as a compliment to the entire development team that our TSI has won again in the displacement class to 1.4 litres.”
Moreover, an additional award underscores the Volkswagen Group’s great competence in building engines. Audi took first place in the category 1.8 litres to 2.0 litres with the 2.0 TSI. This engine made its debut at Volkswagen in the Golf GTI and is presently finding use in several performance versions.
TSI engines are already powering diverse models in ten Volkswagen families. The petrol direct injection engines between 90 kW (122 PS) and 169 kW (230 PS) cover the entire range from Golf to the recently introduced Passat CC. What’s more, the new Scirocco will be off to a running start in 2008 with TSI engines. In the 122 PS version, it requires only 6.1 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, making it one of the world’s most economical sports cars.