Bosch Mahle Turbo Installs 1.2-liter Engine In VW Passat
Regardless of the area you live in, you definitely can’t buy a new VW Passat with a tiny 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder engine. The car you see in this pictures has one, courtesy of Bosch Mahle Turbo systems who took a 2009 VW Passat and installed this type of engine that produces 161 hp and has a peak torque of 210 lb.-ft.
This kind of power is usually available from 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engines or turbocharged 1.6-liter units like Ford’s EcoBoost, but they managed to do it with only a small 3-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.2-liter engine. The power unit also has good mileage as it managed to return 40 mpg on the European test cycle, which is about 32-35 on the United States combined cycle.
This is a very relevant example of a considerably smaller engine that generates just about the same power as its bigger siblings and manages to deliver significantly more fuel efficiency.
More and more car manufacturers are planning to roll out smaller engines, including BMW and Ford, a premiere for each company.
Who said that the gasoline engine is dead?
Source: Green Car Reports
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Considering some earlier generations of the Passat had 1.3L 4cyl engines as option, wouldn’t be so surprisingly to see a Passat coming from factory with a 1.2L 3cyl.