- The new 1.0L TSI engine will comply with the BS VI emission norms.
- This unit will replace the 1.6L MPI engine.
- The new EA211 BS VI engine will offer power in two states of tune.
German conglomerate Volkswagen is readying the new EA211 series 1.0-litre TSI engine that will comply with the upcoming BS VI emission norms. Reports in media are rife that Volkswagen has started testing the new engine on its cars and spy images of the test mules have already gone viral on the inter-web. The new engine will replace the 1.6-litre MPI unit (EA111) which is manufactured in India and is used in models such as Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. Volkswagen is said to use this engine in other cars like Polo GT TSI and Vento TSI which are currently powered by the 1.2-litre TSI unit.
In 2018, Volkswagen had hinted at locally assembling the 1.0-litre TSI engine in the country under its 2.0 strategy. Coming to the new engine, it is a three-cylinder unit which will be tuned to put out power in two different states 92 bhp and 113 bhp. The new EA211 engine will come with cast-aluminium block and cylinder head with an integrated exhaust manifold.
In addition, there will be forged connecting rods and aluminum pistons. This engine will be more compact and weigh relatively less, hence reducing friction. With these changes, the new EA211 engines will work more efficiently as compared to the naturally aspirated and turbocharged units being used in the vehicles currently.
It is expected that Volkswagen will introduce the new BS VI engine on the upcoming sedan that will replace the Volkswagen Vento, named Virtus. While this sedan is already on sale in the South America, India is yet to receive the model. Virtus is expected to get a more powerful version of the 1.0-litre TSI unit tuned to belt out 112 bhp against 200Nm torque. Aside from the Virtus sedan, Volkswagen is also likely to bring two SUVs to the Indian market sometime by 2020-2021.