Volkswagen 1.5 TDI engine uses Honeywell turbochargers
As per an official press release Honeywell Transportation Systems shared that Volkswagen uses its turbochargers in the recently introduced 1.5 litre TDI motor which replaced the 1.2 litre and 1.6 litre diesel engines. The new 1.5 TDI motor comes in two states of tune – 89 PS and 109 PS, and has been developed in India to meet the requirements of the local auto market.
German auto manufacturer Volkswagen has chosen Honeywell as its partner with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing variable nozzle technology (VNT). Volkswagen claims that Honeywell has helped them move towards achieving their goal of increased localization in their vehicles. The VNT technology in the turbochargers is an upgrade from the wastegate technology and uses advanced aerodynamics and bearing systems which allows for a more precise air flow into the engine. This in turn helps Volkswagen offer it consumers’ better fuel efficiency, superior performance combined with higher power and torque output resulting in better driver experience.
Milind Godbole, Managing Director, Honeywell Transportation Systems, India said that the VNT technology is 30% more space saving helping VW engineers to apply a more powerful yet compact powertrain across a wide range of products.
As a result the new Polo, Vento and Skoda rapid which use the same 1.5 TDI engine offer improved performance and are more fuel efficient. Honeywell says that smaller turbocharged engines deliver 40% better fuel economy and emissions than bigger naturally aspirated engines with similar power figures.