Report: Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI petrol engine could be on its way out

Article by Christian A., on January 17, 2011

Although many of us consider Volkswagen’s twincharger petrol engine an impressive powerplant it appears that engineers of the German manufacturer are ready to phase out it due to the fact that it is too expensive to produce.

Moreover, according to Vw insiders, the technology found on the engine is also too complex and it appears that a new turbocharging technology can achieve similar results at a much-reduced cost, says Autocar.

For those who don’t know, the impressive 1.4 TSI engine is currently found on the 2011 Vw Polo GTI which was unveiled back in 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The engine delivers 132 kW / 180 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The 1.4 TSI engine is equipped with petrol direct injection plus turbo- and supercharging and mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.

The engine replaces the old 1.8-liter turbo engine, which delivered 180 hp and consumed 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km CO2).

The 1.4 TSI engine needs only 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres, equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139* g/km. The Polo GTI can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 229* km/h.

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