TSI Engine from Volkswagen: A Powerful Punch with Low Fuel Consumption

TSI is a familiar badge from Volkswagen that had won many accolades for its makers and no doubt it does also stand frugal to the title for which it is well-known.

There lies urgency behind the every invention and VW seems no exception to it. However, we hadn’t went deep on that part but what came to us was that, Germans wanted to make an efficient powerplant and that too with reduced emission, this had given a throw to VW engineers in 2005 and what the outcome was we can see today in front of our eyes. However, if still that is unconvincing, then we also had a couple of award tagging which it has acclaimed some years back, while those are, the Best International Engine of the Year ’09 and Best Green Engine ’09, both in the category of 1.0 – 1.4 liter.

Lest of all, the particular crank that had freaked the mind of engineers was, being specific to consumers need. The need was, more of power just like turbocharged petrolheads and efficiency to match that of diesel engine. If one can name them, it will be easy to say as a combination of both TDI diesel and FSI (Fuel Stratified Injection) engines. Taste of the global auto consumers were changing at that time due to rising petrol prices, where at some places they did not want to shed down the excitement of petrol driven cars but also to gain the efficiency of the diesel ridden bugs. These complications can be sorted out only in petrol, henceforth the ideology of various engineering spruce it up from behind.

TSI Engine from Volkswagen

Basic framework behind this was, engulfing a direct petrol injection with turbocharger. One may say that, turbocharger is available with many of the carmakers so what’s the difference in this metal? To one’s answer, all of them suffer from “turbo lag”, which basically takes a while to move on when the gasoline pedal is pressed, but TSI is free from those clutters as being deployed with a lot of torque even at lower RPMs. Drivers can derive maximum NMs even with the lower flick of 1500 – 1800 revolutions, resulting in a reduced fatigue for them. Meanwhile, a cool amount of power can be experienced throughout the speed range in a cover of less gear changes during the process of driving. Therefore it yields a low amount of fuel consumption with remarkably reduced carbon foot prints.

Its Working Ideology:

The core concept that was laid behind TSI was reduced cubic capacity. A Trimmed down engine leads major factor namely, “enhanced fuel efficiency”. In true sense if it is viewed, then some other pinning that contribute to this terminal are lesser weight, reduced power loss form friction and hopefully less weight shift in the car.

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Meanwhile in another context, a six bore fuel injector is aligned with the engine in such way that it efficiently distributes the fuel mixture within combustion chamber. Then the new type of water cooled intercooler takes on functioning on itself for reducing the volume of charge air system, by employing low-temperature circuit which is not dependent on the engine cooling system. As a result, a high charge pressure builds up more quickly and thus, chops off time taken in combustion chamber for reaching it to the maximum charge.

Nowadays, Volkswagen also says, research for further refinement is a continuous process in R&D center and no stopping will be followed on the posture, just its drivability.

In TSI, one can have a piece of its own choice without compromising on any of the fronts.

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