Vienna Motor Symposium: VW unveils 1.0L TSI, 1.4L TDI and 6.0L W12 TSI engine

Volkswagen 6.0 litre W12 TSI engine - Vienna Motor Symposium

The W12 TSI produces a massive 900Nm of torque

While other carmakers are skeptical about launching large capacity car engines, Volkswagen in an effort to keep the big capacity engines alive, at the ongoing Vienna Motor Symposium event, recently introduced three new engines. However, fuel efficiency plays a vital role while developing engines for today`s cars. It seems Volkswagen has taken all the points into consideration and lifted the curtains of its three new engines. While a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol mill was put on display, a new 1.4-litre 3-cylinder TDI diesel unit was also showcased. The third one that caught everyone`s attention was the high-powered 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine churning out 600 bhp of power and 900 Nm of torque.

The future VW Polo and Golf cars might come equipped with the 3-cylinder engines, as both these engines can deliver varying amounts of power output. The German carmaker went ahead to specify how its new petrol mill could be tweaked with the help of a turbocharger and an electric booster to churn out an impressive 270 bhp of power. The company also confirmed that these units could also be tuned to run on the CNG unit.

Talking about its gargantuan W12 TSI engine, the company stated that it hasn’t yet decided as to which VW model this engine will power. It is quite possible that this motor will be plonked under the hood of some of the premium models from the Volkswagen line-up, like the upcoming Bentley Bentayga or the next-gen Bentley Continental. The W12 TSI could also be one of the engine options on the Audi A8 or the VW Phaeton.

One thing that you will be surprised to know about this 600 bhp engine is that in some of the global markets, this same engine powers the Bentley Flying Spur or the Audi A8 and doesn`t wear the TSI badge. This engine also features cylinder deactivation as well as engine start/stop system. According to reports, VW uses electromagnetic actuators to reduce the engine vibrations as well as improvise on the NVH levels.

Let`s wait and see if these speculations are correct or the company also offers these engines on other models in the market.