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Volkswagen reveals new high-powered diesel engines

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Volkswagen | posted November 13, 2014 02:24

VW also presented a 10-speed DSG transmission

Volkswagen has revealed a high-powered four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel during their technical presentation in Wolfsburg, Germany.

The automaker featured the 2.0-liter turbodiesel that is equipped to the recently launched Passat. The said diesel engine delivers 239 PS and 498 Nm of torque.

Volkswagen said that the power output of the 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine could increse to 271 PS by adding a variable valve timing system that further optimizes gas exhange cycles. The 271 PS power output is also made possible through the installation of an electrically-driven turbocharger. However, the torque figure of the said engine was not yet disclosed by Volkswagen.

The German automaker also unveiled their newly developed 10-speed DSG transmission that can handle torque figures as high as 550 Nm. Volkswagen says the 10-speed DSG achieves lower fuel consumption compared to the current six-speed and seven-speed transmissions.