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The 1.4 litre TSI uses both a supercharger and a turbocharger

Volkswagen has won the ‘Engine of the Year’ award for the second year running.

The 1.4 litre TSI uses both a supercharger and a turbocharger to power models from the Polo to the Passat CC. The award was organised by Engine Technology International.

The 1.4 TSI also won the 1 to 1.4 litre category.

Dr Rudiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Engine Development, accepted the award.

He said: “The combination of compressor and turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasure and low fuel consumption.”

Other award winners

Best new engine - FIAT 1.4-LITRE MULTIAIR TURBOGreen engine of the year - TOYOTA 1.8-LITRE HYBRIDBest Performance Engine - MERCEDES-AMG 6.2-LITRESub one-litre - TOYOTA 1-LITREOne-litre to 1.4 litre - VOLKSWAGEN 1.4-LITRE TSI TWINCHARGER1.4 - 1.8-litre - BMW-PSA 1.6-LITRE TURBO1.8 - 2.0-litre - BMW 2-LITRE TWIN-TURBO DIESEL2.0-2.5-litre - AUDI 2.5-LITRE FIVE-CYLINDER TURBO2.5 - 3.0-litre - BMW 3-LITRE DI TWIN-TURBO3.0 - 4.0-litre - BMW 4-LITRE V8Above 4.0-litre - MERCEDES-AMG 6.2-LITRE

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J400uk 28 June 2010

Re: VW wins 'Engine of the Year'

catnip wrote:
It seems to be just the twin charger unit, rather than the turbo only 122bhp version that gets any mention in these awards. But the twin charger engine doesn't seem very popular in the Golf (at least), the diesel engine appears to be the one that people prefer to buy.
Whilst that was true with the MK6, the MK6 seems to be more popular with the petrol engines than the diesel.

michael knight 26 June 2010

Re: VW wins 'Engine of the Year'

Every test i've seen of these twin-charger engines has fallen way way short of economy claims. I'm missing the point with these VW engines. At least the Multi-air appears to be able to offer tangible performance and economy gains.

fhp11 25 June 2010

Re: VW wins 'Engine of the Year'

I wonder who judges the awards.....

But in fairness so they should considering the price premium of their vehicles.