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VW Golf: Next-generation comes with downsized engines

VW Golf
VW will downsize the engines of the next-generation VW Golf in order to lower CO2 emissions and decrease the fuel consumption.

Expect to see smaller engines for Volkswagen’s brand new Golf MK 6 when it’s unveiled to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October. High fuel prices are pushing buyers towards engines with less cylinders and lower displacements and VW is keen to pick up on the trend.

The company recently released a 1.4L TSI ‘TwinCharger’ engine that features both a turbocharger and supercharger, but the new model may get a 1.2L or even a 1.0L mill developing 75hp. According to Wolfgang Steiger, VW’s manager for powertrain research, the company may even opt to build these engines with just three cylinders.

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Source: Motor Authority