Volkswagen 2.0 TDI 270 hp new engine was introduced today during a special event held in Wolfsburg. The new TDI engine is based on the current four cylinder unit, codenamed EA288.
The power and efficiency is 14% improved, compared tot the current 2.0 TDI bi-turbo delivering 240 hp and 500 Nm, already found on the new Passat.
The new unit benefits from a list of improvements that include an electrically operated turbocharger, a new common rail injection system that operates at pressures of up to 2500 bar and a newly engineered variable valve timing system.
The 270 hp unit is 10 hp more powerful than the current 3.0 liter V6 unit refreshed under the Volkswagen Touareg bonnet. According to Volkswagen, the new unit will be used to meet new emission targets set for 2020. That is why VW might want to replace the V6 with the new 2.0 TDI.
The engine will probably be associated with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox, starting from 2016.