Volkswagen Presents New 2.0 TDI Diesel With Mild Hybrid Tech, Three Outputs

The word ‘diesel’ is probably taboo at Volkswagen, and for good reasons, as the cheating emissions scandal is still fresh. However, the automaker won’t let oil burners die just yet.

In fact, they have presented their first-ever 2.0-liter TDI with a mild hybrid system. Detailed during the Vienna Motor Symposium, the powertrain will eventually make it into series production.

The EA288 Evo, as it is named, has a 12V belt starter-generator and a lithium-ion battery. This “reduces fuel consumption and increases comfort”, according to Volkswagen, which adds that the SCR components and diesel particulate filter have been re-dimensioned and improved. Also, the turbocharger now responds quicker, but, more importantly, the CO2 emissions have dropped by up to 10 g/km compared to the previous generation.

Volkswagen hasn’t cut down on power; in fact, this has increased by up to 9 percent. The output of the mild hybrid 2.0 TDI ranges between 136PS (134hp / 100kW) and 204PS (201hp / 150kW). And that’s not all, because engineers managed to reduce frictional and heat losses and to shave some weight from the engine.

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Audi will be the first brand within the Volkswagen Group to get the reworked four-cylinder diesel. The automaker will use it in vehicles with longitudinally installed drivetrains, but it will eventually be adopted by other brands and be mounted transversely in some models underpinned by the MQB platform.

Volkswagen talked about the 48V mild hybrid system that will be implemented into the Golf Mk8, which is supposed to improve fuel consumption and emissions while “offering extra dynamism and comfort with an electric boost function and exceptional drive performance”.

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  • a citizen

    I still love my Passat TDI and my Touareg TDI! Please bring the TDIs back!!

    • Daniela Wolf

      give 25 billion € back 🙂

      • a citizen

        25 billion back??

  • a citizen

    Who forced VW to cheat???

    • Daniela Wolf

      VW, Ford, Mitsubishi, MB, FCA, BMW, Honda, Alpha, Lexus, Infiniti, PSA, Citroen, Volvo……….and the list goes on and on and on!

      • a citizen

        I’ve done my research. The fact is the EPA lied anoya how much NOX the VW diesels put out? The UK gets the exact same cars we do because they are made here. In the UK real world testing was performed and the worst case was only double the legal limit. The great part was they tested every car they could get their hands on and absolutely not a single car passes not even the so called cleanest Honda cars!! I never had my Touareg modified because I hated how they screwed up my passat TDI. I still love my diesels and will drive the wheels off them both. All the companies have cheated over the years but this was far more political than it should have been and the EPA were a bunch of liars!!

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