Hattrick for Volkswagen TSI technology
Volkswagen has achieved its greatest success to date in the international engine technology competition with the 1.4 litre TSI engine. Besides the ‘International Engine of the Year’ award, the twincharged TSI also earned the titles ‘Best Green Engine 2009’ and ‘Best Engine’ in the 1.0 to 1.4 litre engine category. Dr. Rüdiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Petrol Engine Development, accepted the awards today in Stuttgart.
‘The engines with TSI technology that we are building in the cars of today are well-equipped for the future. Their combination of reduced displacement, direct injection and intelligent engine boosting enables top dynamic performance while keeping emissions and fuel consumption low. Winning awards in three key categories is really a compliment to our development team. TSI engines are genuine trendsetters. So far, we have built nearly 2.3 million units worldwide,’ states Dr. Rüdiger Szengel.
The supercharged and turbocharged TSI engines (available with 103 kW/140 PS, 110 kW/150 PS, 118 kW/160 PS and 125 kW/170 PS) are some of the most efficient petrol engines today. The ‘International Engine of the Year’ jury composed of 65 journalists from 32 countries saw it that way too: ‘Volkswagen not only attained an overall victory, but also won the `Best Green Engine´ award. This shows that driving fun and fuel efficiency can certainly be unified in one package.’
From Polo to Passat CC: A powerful line-up of direct-injection petrol engines covers Volkswagen models ranging up to the Passat CC. The new Golf is also launching with a TSI Twincharger, and the version with 118 kW/160 PS and 7-speed dual clutch transmission consumes just 6.0 litres fuel per 100 kilometres. Volkswagen has extended its line-up of TSI engine technology by adding more cost-effective engines with single-stage turbocharging. The latest example is the new 1.2 litre TSI engine with 77 kW/105 PS in the new Polo, which will be available later this year.