VW TSI Engine Wins Engine of the Year

| Germany, Wolfsburg

VW Passat TSI EcoFuel 2010

Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI 118 KW / 160 PS engine, the base engine for the gas-powered Eco-Fuel models, has once again won the International ‘Engine of the Year Award’ in the 1.0 to 1.4 litres category. Thanks to the twincharger principle of an exhaust turbocharger and a supercharger, the 1.4 TSI is seen to have especially high pulling power and efficiency.

Dr. Hermann Middendorf from Volkswagen Petrol Engine Development, accepting the prize at a ceremony in Stuttgart said, “TSI at Volkswagen stands for the route to sustainable mobility of the future. Compared to other motors, the TSI engines show an appreciably better record over their full lifecycle in terms of fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions.”

A total of 65 motoring journalists from 32 different countries assessed the engines in the test on driveability, noise levels, smooth running and fuel economy.

This item primarily compiled using information from a Volkswagen press release.

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