Diesel got it! After seeing the booming demand of diesel in almost every part of the world, Volkswagen is reported of making a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine alongside the 10-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Both the new projects of Volkswagen are under development, said Volkswagen development boss Hans-Jakob Neusser at a presentation on future driveline technology at the annual Vienna motor symposium in Austria.
Exploring the words lend by him, the German automaker is emphasizing more on the 10-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox rather than the new diesel engine.
Confirming details, the upcoming gearbox can be used in both transverse and longitudinal engine applications, arrayed over a wide of range of vehicles. It is confirmed to boost the efficiency of cars by 2020, would replace the Volkswagen’s existing six-speed in more VW models. Besides, it will also bring down CO2 emissions to its slotted target of 95 gm/kg.
However, Mr. Neusser denied about the specific date of it going into production. 10-speed DSG is designed to handle the torque load of up to 51.01kgm.
Coming to the diesel engine, he explained, the 236bhp twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel unit will be deployed on the upcoming eighth-generation Passat, slated to launch later this year.