New VW 2.0L 272HP engine unveiled image

Volkswagen has introduced a new 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine with four cylinders which is capable of producing a total output of 272 HP.

Volkswagen has stepped forward in the engine developing “game” by officially introducing a new unit. This is a 2.0 liter turbo diesel producing a total output of 272 HP (200 kW). The engine in question is actually in the second stage of tune and it is based on the 2.0 liter TDI bi-turbo, with 240 HP (176 kW), introduced on the new generation of the Passat.

“New high-tech engines such as the 240-PS bi-turbo diesel (176 kW) of the recently revealed Passat also make saving a pleasure. With a power density of 120 PS per litre displacement, it is the most powerful of any four-cylinder TDI that has ever been put into production”, said the carmaker in its official press release.

Volkswagen hasn’t released any info on the torque figure of the new engine but rumor has it that it might stand at more than the 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) available in the Passat. The performance has been received thanks to the electric turbocharger, to the new variable valve timing system and the Piezo common rail injection. As expected, the new engine will be implemented at first in the Passat.