IAB Report – VW reveals new 2L diesel engine and 10-speed DSG gearbox


Aravind Jayachandran,

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Produces 272 hp.

Volkswagen has unveiled a new and powerful diesel engine at a technical presentation in Wolfsburg, Germany, that will soon be offered in next generation vehicles from VW and Audi.

Volkswagen 272 HP 2.0L diesel engine with electric turbocharger
The new engine is fitted with a two stage electronically operated turbo.

Based on the 240 hp 2.0-liter TDI bi-turbo engine under the hood of the latest Passat, the new diesel engine is fitted with a two-stage electronically operated turbocharger, a new variable valve timing system, and an updated piezoelectric common rail injection system.

The changes made to the engine have increased the horsepower to 272 hp. They haven’t released torque figures yet, but expect it to be above the 500 Nm figure of the Passat’s 2.0-liter TDI engine.

Audi Q7 special edition Auto Expo front
The new engine could find its place in the next generation Q7, which will be revealed at the Detroit Motor Show. Image of the current Q7 used for illustration only.

Volkswagen also divulged a few details about their upcoming 10-speed DSG gearbox. Codenamed DQ551, the DSG box is a step up from the 6-speed unit that will be able to handle up to 550 Nm of torque, and promising better fuel economy and smoother gear changes.

Other new innovations include a coasting function that shuts off the engine at speeds below 7 km/h as well as at high speeds when the engine is not put to work, and a brake energy recuperation system to harness wasted power.

Also read: VW Golf-based compact SUV to launch in 2018

You can check out the detailed list of innovations that Volkswagen previewed at the technical presentation in the press release below.

2015 VW Passat – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

VW Innovations – Press Release

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