Volkswagen launches two new engines to meet BS-IV norms

In order to comply its line-up with BS-IV emission norms, Europe's largest carmaker's Indian arm, Volkswagen India, today announced that it will upgrade the engines in the Jetta and Passat by April.

The company made the announcement while launching the Passat TSI and Jetta common rail diesel engine (CRDE) in Mumbai. The Passat 1.8 litre TSI car is priced at Rs19.20 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi and the Jetta 2.0 litre diesel Comfortline is at Rs15.92 lakh.

According to the company, the four-cylinder Passat engine from Volkswagen is known for maximum power with minimum fuel consumption. It is a pioneering technology for petrol engines. TSI engines are compact, high-powered and use less fuel, thereby cutting fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

The Passat is powered by a TSI petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox that delivers a maximum power output of 118 kW (160 PS) at 4500-6500 rpm and generates a maximum torque of 118 kW (160 PS)@ 4500- 6500 rpm.

Likewise, VW also announced that it will replace the 1.9-litre 105bhp Pumpe-duse (PD) motors of the Jetta which, though reliable and frugal, were a touch too noisy and felt a generation behind.

So the German carmaker has decided to put in the refined and frugal four cylinder, 16-valve 2.0 common-rail turbo diesel engine in the model. The engine, which will deliver a maximum power output of 81KW (110PS) at 4200 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm, will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Commenting on the launch of the Passat and Jetta, Neeraj Garg, member of the board and director, Volkswagen passenger cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd, said, ''At Volkswagen we are always striving to provide our customers with superior driving experience while maintaining our responsibility towards the environment.

The Passat TSI and the Jetta common rail diesel engines are so well refined that not only will they provide superior driving experience but also decrease fuel consumption and lower emissions.''