The Vienna Motor Symposium continues as Volkswagen has taken the wraps off their new twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine.

The Vienna Motor Symposium continues as Volkswagen has taken the wraps off their new twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine.

Set to become the "most economical twelve-cylinder engine in the luxury car segment," the new W12 features a start/stop system and cylinder deactivation technology. The engine also combines Audi's FSI direct injection and Bentley's TMPI multi-point injection together with other new and optimized systems and components to form the "successful TSI process."

The engine also features its own adaptive suspension which uses electromagnetic actuators to counteract vibrations.  The company also confirmed the engine has an "oil circuit suitable for off-road use" which seems to suggest it will be used in the Bentley Bentayga.

In terms of performance, the engine produces 608 PS (600 bhp / 447 kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque.  It will enable an undisclosed model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than four second before hitting a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Check out the press release for additional information

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