Based around VW’s proven TSI and TDI technologies, the 1.2L petrol and 1.6L diesel engines promise to deliver the driving experience of bigger engines while drinking less at the pump – and without the expense and complication of a hybrid drive system.
“The potential of internal combustion engines is far from exhausted,” said Dr Jens Hadler, VW’s head of engine development. Both engines are slated to slot into the new Golf and Polo.
The 1.2L turbo petrol unit generates 105hp (78kW) while its bigger brother, the 1.6L TDI comes in 90hp and 105hp (67kW and 78kW) flavors for the Golf and a 75hp (56kW) variant that’s limited to the Polo only, all while meeting the EU’s Bin 5 emissions standards. The 1.2L engine is modeled on VW’s award-winning 1.4L TSI unit.
Source: Motor Authority