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Thursday, September 01, 2005

VW Golf GT: Supercharged and Turbocharged

VW Golf GT
VWVortex has a nice article about the twin-charged VW Golf GT 1.4 TSI, including many pictures.
The new Golf GT to be launched at the end of 2005 will close the gap between the die Golf Sportline and the Golf GTI. The GT will hit the market in Europe with two engine models, each with 170 HP: The innovative 1.4 l Twincharger and the equally powerful 2.0 TDI with diesel particulate filter as standard.

At the International Motor Show (Cars) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting to the general public a ground-breaking innovation in the drive sector: The world’s first twin-turbocharged FSI engine – the “Twincharger”. The compact 1.4 litre direct-injection engine develops up to 125 kW / 170 PS and has a maximum torque of 240 newton metres in the range from 1750 to 4500 rpm thanks to the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a mechanically driven compressor.

The 1.4 litre engine delivers a power output of 90 kW / 121 PS per litre, representing a peak value for a series production four-cylinder engine. Furthermore, the “Twincharger” delivers a torque corresponding to a naturally aspirated engine with a swept volume of approx. 2.3 litres. And its fuel consumption is around 20 percent lower.

Another performance variant of this innovative TSI engine with 103 kW / 140 PS (maximum torque 220 newton metres) will be available from early 2006, initially in the Touran compact MPV, and after that the Golf will also be available with this engine.


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Source: VWVortex

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