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A second year for Volkswagen getting the Engine of the Year Award, this time with the VW 1.4-litre TSI engine that uses supercharging and turbocharging and is powering models like the Polo or the Passat CC.

The VW 1.4-litre TSI was also winner in the 1 to 1.4 category and Dr. Rudiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Petrol Engine Development said that "The combination of compressor and turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasureand low fuel consumption".

The German company said their VW 1.4-litre TSI engine producing 150 PS (110 kW)and which returns 39.2 mpg (7.2litres of fuel per 100 km) will also be offered on the new Sharan.

Volkswagen press release :

Wolfsburg/Stuttgart: The much sought-after ‘Engine of the Year Award’has been won by Volkswagen.  Entered in the competition this year was Volkswagen’s new 1.4-litre TSI engine and it won not only in the 1 to 1.4-litre category, but also took the overall award as ‘International Engine of the Year’.  There to accept the prize at the ceremony in Stuttgart yesterday was Dr. Rüdiger Szengel, Head of Volkswagen Petrol Engine Development.

Dr. Szengel said: ‘I and the entire Volkswagendevelopment team are extremely proud to receive this major international prize in the overall category for the second year in succession for the 1.4 twincharger.  The combination of compressor and

turbocharging provides an excellent basis for combining driving pleasureand low fuel consumption – all achieved with a relatively small engine capacity of 1.4-litres.’

Dean Slavnich, editor of organising magazine Engine Technology International and co-chair of the 72-strong international judging panel of esteemed motoring journalists, commented: ‘It is a fantastic achievement for Volkswagen to have won theaward for a second consecutive year, and it demonstrates that engine downsizing is very much here to stay.  We’ve seen more new engines launched into the market than ever before in the Awards’ history, and the vast majority of them were below 1.8 litres.  That Volkswagen’s  clever 1.4litre twincharger is still proclaimed by the judges as the best engine on sale in the world today demonstrates the class of this highly refined trend setter.’

Volkswagen leads the way globally inthe strategy of charging using direct injection and with these powerfulengines covers the model range from Polo all the way to the Passat CC. The new Sharan will also be available with a 1.4-litre twincharger and powered by the 110 kW / 150 PS high-tech petrol engine consumes just 7.2litres of fuel per 100 km (39.2 mpg).

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