Volkswagen has released details of its next-generation TSI turbocharged petrol engine line-up, alongside the range’s public debut at the International Vienna Motor Symposium.
The so-called EA2111 TSI evo range is a modular family that is said to offer more power, improved fuel economy and lower emissions than its predecessors. It features variable-geometry turbochargers (VGT) and a Miller Cycle combustion process - the same process used in Audi's new 2.0-litre engine featured in the latest A4.
That 187bhp unit is expected to be used in the next-generation Golf GTI in more potent form, although this has not yet been confirmed. So far, the only engine confirmed from the new range is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit, available in 128bhp and 148bhp guises.
The 1.5 TSI replaces the 1.4-litre unit of the current TSI generation and will form the basis of the next generation of plug-in hybrid powertrains for production versions of the T-Cross, T-Cross Breeze and T-Roc, as well as the Golf and Tiguan (in both standard and long wheelbases), Passat and possibly Touran.