Volkswagen has squeezed 272(!) PS out of their new 1.0-litre 3-Cyl TSI engine

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VW 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine 272 PS

We just saw a massive 6.0-litre twin-turbo, W12 engine from Volkswagen. This engine produced 600 bhp and 900Nm of torque. These numbers are quite impressive and this 12-cylinder powerplant sounds exciting. However, at the still ongoing Vienna Motor Symposium, VW has introduced a spanking new engine and what a cracking little unit this is. It displaces only one litre and houses just three cylinders. But if you think this some weakling, limp-wristed unit, you wouldn’t be further from the truth. That’s because it makes 272 horses and 270 Nm of twist! Mind you, this engine is only a 1.0-litre unit.

VW new 6.0L, W12 TSI engine (1)

VW also revealed the new and monstrous, 600bhp 6.0-litre W12 engine in Vienna.

This is Volkswagen’s new-age high-performance motor and is called EA211. Wondering how ze Germans squeezed so much power from such a little engine? To start with, it benefits from VW’s TSI and direct fuel-injection technology. That’s not going to be enough, though. So, this motor also gets a monoscroll turbocharger. Furthermore, design of this engine derives its inspiration from VW’s WRC rally-based Polo’s engine. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also an e-booster system, which is basically an electric supercharger. This is Volkswagen showing off its technical prowess and showing what modern-day internal combustion engines are truly capable of.

The company has also produced a 2.0-litre TDI engine. Depending upon its state of tune, it will make between 84 PS to 204 PS. Torque available varies between 220 Nm to 450 Nm. This diesel engine will be powering the light-duty Transporter and Multivan series of vehicles. As for the high-performance one-litre unit; Volkswagen is still to put it into production. We sure hope they do, because although we usually tend to prefer big V8s and V12s, we sure as well love technically advanced little bangers such as the EA211. Tell us what you think about this amazing little engine.

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  • Rahul says:

    The last series of Top Gear showed May ride the mad Polo.. That was a 2 liter dishing out 600 horses and doing 0-60 in 1.9 seconds.. This seems to be a smaller version of that definitely..