Thursday, March 16, 2006

In a Nutshell: Engine Technology 2006

Text from Volkswagen AG.
Power train offensive: Maximum power with minimum consumption

Wolfsburg, 16 March 2006 - Golf and Touran: new TSI and TDI with high performance and low consumption

Jetta: with the T-FSI-Engine from the Golf GTI a strong sports limousine

Touran: as a gas powered EcoFuel it cuts fuel costs in half

Volkswagen continues its power train offensive. First: the new Golf GT with 125 kW / 170 PS strong TSI takes off this spring. Second: parallel to that, Volkswagen will be launching an also 170 PS strong TDI for the Golf GT and the Touran. Third: the Touran will also be available with a double charged TSI engine which in this case achieves 103 kW / 140 PS. Fourth: if you are looking for an alternative to gasoline and diesel, Touran is an option as well. Because in the future, Volkswagen will cut fuel costs in half with its natural gas powered Touran EcoFuel. Fifth: the new Jetta T-FSI presents itself absolutely economical but also very sporty. With the 147 kW / 200 PS strong turbo FSI from the Golf GTI it reaches a maximum speed of 235 km/h.


TDI, FSI, T-FSI and TSI: Victory march of direct fuel injection

  • Efficiency is fun: All new engines are extremely efficient, economical and sporty. Especially the double-charged TSI engines ring in a new power train era. Characteristics: maximum power with minimum consumption. And this with a system: TSI, FSI and Turbo FSI have long become synonyms for torque strong and economical Volkswagen engines. Whether its diesel or gasoline, they are all connected through a central technology: direct injection. This type of fuel supply carried out in different forms depending on the engine type started its career at Volkswagen in a turbo diesel. It is not a coincidence that TDI sounds like GTI – these sporty diesel were born 1993. After that Volkswagen expanded their spectrum of direct fuel injection to the gasoline engines with the fuel stratified injection. The first FSI engine debuted in 2000. In 2004 the Golf GTI followed and was the first turbo to be charged by gasoline direct injection which we have come to know as the turbo FSI. Now, two years later, the double charged direct fuel injection starts off again on a grand scale under the label TSI.


Torque strong twincharger (TSI) for Golf and Touran

  • Golf GT / 125 kW: worldwide the Golf GT is the first automobile with TSI on board. This “little brother” of the Golf GTI brings 125 kW / 170 PS power and 240 newton meters torque which is achieved with an average consumption of 7,2 liters. Starting from 0, the sporty Golf flies past the 100 km/h mark in only 7,9 seconds. And the maximum speed is reached at 220 km/h. The Golf GT is fueled with Super Plus (98 ROZ) whereas the TSI version can also be driven with unleaded Super (95 ROZ).

  • Touran TSI / 103 kW: Now Volkswagen introduces the Touran with a TSI feauring a higher comfort level. Its new aggregate is based on the Golf GT engine and in the most successful German van it turns out 103 kW / 140 PS (at 5,600 rpm). This engine also packs a punch. Because TSI stands for a new way of downsizing, for less cubic capacity, less fuel consumption, less emissions – but more power, more torque and more driving fun. The new TSI develops 220 newton meters torque at 1,500 rpm. It accelerates the Touran in 9,8 seconds to 100 km/h. This Volkswagen keeps up with today’s quick pace by reaching a maximum speed of 200 km/h. But with 7,4 liters average consumption the van’s engine which has a noticeably larger front surface than a Golf is very cost-effective. In the 103 kW strong Touran the TSI is generally satisfied with 95 ROZ (Super unleaded).


Strong turbo gasoline engine (T-FSI) for the Jetta

  • Jetta T-FSI / 147 kW: In its youngest generation, the Jetta has completely emancipated itself from the Golf. In the USA, the limousine is the best selling car of European manufacturers. In Europe the new Jetta convinces more than ever with an independent and exclusive design, an outstanding 527-liters trunk volume, a high-grade interior and a large engine spectrum. Powered by the 147 kW / 200 PS strong T-FSI, the Jetta turns out to be a true sports limousine. Starting from 0, the front-wheel drive blazes through the 100-km/h mark in only 7,5 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 235 km/h. In contrast to that is an average consumption of merely 8,0 liters Super Plus every 100 kilometers. Ex factory, the Jetta 2,0 FSI with turbocharger segments its power via a manual six gear transmission. Optionally available: the DSG which works with a double transmission.


Strong Turbo diesel (TDI) for Golf and Touran

  • Golf GT TDI / 125 kW: As the strongest TDI power train of the series Golf, Touran and Passat, Volkswagen offers a completely newly developed 2.0 TDI with 125 kW / 170 PS (at 4,200 rpm). This four-valve TDI with piezo elements and standard diesel particle filter develops a maximum torque of 350 newton meters between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The strongest turbo diesel ever used in a Golf accelerates the best selling car in Europe in only 8,2 seconds to 100 km/h. The Golf GT TDI reaches its maximum speed at 220 km/h. The average consumption is extremely low: according to the norm 99/100/EG, 5.9 liters are a peak value for such an agile car. This GT is shifted via a manual six-gear transmission. Just like for the Golf GT TSI, the automatic double-clutch transmission DSG will be available optionally starting this summer.


  • Touran TDI / 125 kW: it turns the Golf GT into a sports car, the Touran into a “sports” van: the 125 kW / 170 PS strong 2,0 liters TDI with piezo technology. In the Touran as well the new TDI is the strongest diesel since the inception of the series. With this engine, the van storms to 100 km/h in only 9,0 seconds. With a maximum speed of 214 km/h it belongs to one of the fastest large capacity limousines on the market. But at the same time its economy also marks an optimum value: 6,5 liters in combined operation.


Economical natural gas power (EcoFuel) for the Touran

  • Touran EcoFuel: for the first time this summer, the Touran will be available as a natural gas vehicle. Its name: Touran EcoFuel. Performance 80 kW / 109 PS (at 4,500 rpm). The 180 km/h fast multi-talent can also be driven with gasoline. Laid out as a “quasi monovalent” natural gaas vehicle, the gasoline power serves primarily as a reserve and standby. Developed by Volkswagen Individual, the range of the Touran EcoFuel is approximately 310 kilometers when driven with natural gas – after that it’s on to gasoline or off to one of the roughly 650 German natural gas stations. Consumption of the Touran EcoFuel: just 5,8 kg for every 100 kilometers. In Germany a “natural gas kilometer” currently costs about half of a “gasoline kilometer”, in addition many power suppliers in Germany financially support the purchase of natural gas vehicles.

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