Volkswagen has used the International Vienna Motor Symposium to introduce new engines as well as highlight the future of mobility.
According to Volkswagen, reducing CO2 emissions, elecro-mobility and digitalistation are the main challenges facing the automotive industry. In terms of engine technology, Volkswagen maintains that the optimisation of the internal combustion engine is still hugely important and that highly efficient TDI and TSI / TFSI engines coupled with DSG will remain at the forefront.
New Engine RangeDr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand, highlighted a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder TSI engine based on the EA211 engine, sharing genes with the Polo WRC engine, and offering 200 kW and 270 Nm of torque with the use of a monoscroll turbocharger and e-booster.
Volkswagen also showed a new 2.0-litre TDI EU6 engine which will do service in light-duty vehicles such as the new Transporter and Multivan with a 14% average reduction in fuel consumption. Four engines will provide power from 62 kW to 150 kW with a torque range of between 220 Nm and 450 Nm.
The next generation 6.0-litre W12 TSI was also showcased for premium models for Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley. The new W12 engine offers 447 kW with a maximum torque figure of 900 Nm and is considered to be the most efficient 12-cylinder engine in the luxury car segment. Depending on the model in which this engine is used, acceleration to 100 kph takes less than four seconds and speeds in excess of 300 kph can be achieved.