Volkswagen continues to advance its diesel engine technology.
At a technical presentation at the German automaker’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Volkswagen showcased its latest diesel engine which is derived from the popular EA2888 powerplant used in various Volkswagen models. Utilizing the same 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, performance has been increased to 268 bhp and will deliver 14 percent better fuel economy.
The engine features a two-stage electrically-operated turbo along with a newly engineered variable-valve timing system. The new four-cylinder engine even churns out 10 hp more than the recently updated 3.0-liter V6 diesel found in the Touareg. Official torque figures weren’t announced at the event but the company did suggest it’ll be in the range of 369 lb-ft.
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