The Car Geek: Get to Know the New VW 122 PS TSI Engine

The Car Geek

Friday, June 01, 2007

Get to Know the New VW 122 PS TSI Engine

Last night was quite a busy evening for me. Imagine, I’ve been doing a lot of write-ups about the Volkswagen cold air intake and those VW PIAA bulbs the whole night long. But the good thing is I have something to share with you - something that will make car enthusiasts especially Volkswagen fanatics be definitely interested. Volkswagen has unveiled their new VW 122 PS TSI engine!

This is the latest addition to the existing 170hp and 140hp TSI engine lineup with the turbo plus turbocharger. It maintains the similar 1.4 liter iron crankcase as the bigger TSI engines. It keeps the turbo but it’s not twincharged anymore. The engine is prepared to replace the present 1.6 FSI engine. This new breed has 200Nm of torque, with an increase of 30 percent as compared to the 1.6 FSI with a reduced fuel consumption of 6 percent. It achieves an excellent 80 percent maximum of torque at 1250 rpm - and from 1500 to 3500, it reaches a 100 percent increase in raging torque!

Key facts about the new VW 122 PS TSI engine:

  • Utilized in models up to the Passat.
  • 90 kW / 122 PS power between 5,000 and 6,400 rpm.
  • 200 Nm maximum torque from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm.
  • 80 percent of maximum torque starting at 1,250 rpm
  • Maximum torque 30 percent greater than in the 1.6 FSI.
  • 66 percent more torque at 1,500 rpm.
  • Fuel consumption is about six percent lower.
  • Specific torque of 144 Nm per liter.
  • 16V in-line four cylinder of the EA111 engine series.
  • 1,390 cm3 displacement.
  • Cylinder spacing: 82 millimeters.
  • Bore and stroke: 76.5 and 75.6 millimeters.
  • Compression 10:1.
  • Electronic gasoline direct injection.
  • Electronic-map ignition with cylinder-selective anti-knock control.
  • Advanced combustion process.
  • New intake port without charge movement flaps.
  • Turbocharger (max. 1.8 bar)
  • 220,000 rpm as maximum rpm of the turbocharger.
  • Electrically-controlled divert-air valve for turbocharger.
  • Water-cooled charge air in intake port.
  • Fuel: Super unleaded (95 ROZ).
  • Reduced friction losses.
  • Total engine weight per DIN: 131 kilograms.