Volkswagen revealed at its headquarters located in Wolfsburg, Germany a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylidner diesel engine. The big surprise regarding the new engine is that develops an impressive 268 bhp. According the German manufacturer, the new engine is a development on the current EA288 unit and it is not only more powerful, but also more fuel-efficient.
The 2.0-liter diesel engine comes with a two-stage electrically operated turbocharger and is even more powerful than the current 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that made its debut on the VW Touareg Facelift.
The new engine is expected to arrive on the production version of the CrossBlue SUV Concept, but the manufacturer didn’t reveal any details regarding the maximum torque generated by its new four-cylinder diesel powerplant.
Moreover, Volkswagen revealed some details regarding its upcoming 10-speed dual-shift gearbox (DSG), which will go into production in 2016.
The upcoming gearbox is codenamed DQ511 and will be able to handle torque loadings of up to 405 lb-ft., which means it could also be bolted to the new four-cylinder diesel engine. [source: autocar.co.uk]