Volkswagen has offered new info about its new 1.5-litre petrol turbo engine, which comes with variable turbine geometry tech.
It has been a known fact that Volkswagen plans to bring a new range of more efficient 1.5 four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in the near future to replace the existing 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre ones, for the automaker to now officially announce its EA211 TSI evo engine family at the Vienna Motor Symposium. Initially offered in two power versions – 130 PS (96 kW) and 150 PS (110 kW), the new 1.5 turbocharged petrol units’ highlight is a variable turbine geometry system, a tech found for the first time in a mass-produced spark ignition engine.
The evo line-up runs on the Miller combustion cycle, with a high compression ratio of 12.5:1 and it features a cylinder deactivation tech. The overall result is a maximum torque available from 1,300 rpm, with claims of 10 percent gains in efficiency compared to the 1.4-liter TSI unit, while the fuel consumption has been trimmed by up to one litre over one hundred kilometres.
According to preliminary data, the 130 PS output option deliveries its max power between 4,750 and 5,500 rpm, with the 200 Nm of torque being available from 1,300 to 4,500 rpm. Volkswagen said the new EA211 evo engine will show up in the Group’s models later this year, and it is expected to be fitted on the Golf hatchback, Skoda Octavia or on the Audi A3.