The new Volkswagen 1.2-litre TSI motor is now available in the Polo, the Golf and the Golf Plus. It makes 77kW (105hp) and peak torque of 175Nm.
At the 2009 Vienna Engine Symposium Volkswagen presented some new compact engines. One of them was the 1.2-litre TSI producing 77kW (105hp) and maximum torque of 175Nm made from 1,500rpm. The unit is now available for order in the Polo, Golf and Golf Plus. Rumours say even the upcoming Audi A1 will use it. If that is the case expect it to appear in Skoda and Seat products too.
The 1.2 TSI is based on lightweight aluminium construction and some technologies employed include direct injection and a turbocharger. It offers smoother power delivery, lower fuel consumption and low emissions.
VW's 1.4 TSI has won the "Engine of the Year" award (1-litre to 1.4-litre category) three years in a row since 2006 and hopes to emulate that with the new addition.