VW skips electrification and releases its 1.5 TSI evo 2 instead

During the electrification experienced on the continent, Volkswagen presented the 1.5 TSI evo2 in Europe, an update of the small four-cylinder engine, which debuts in the T-Roc Cabrio.

Development engineers moved the three-way catalytic converter and gasoline particulate filter closer to the engine in a single emission control module to achieve the required targets.

Furthermore, the improved active cylinder management system, plus, ensures smooth engine operation by activating and deactivating the two cylinders more efficiently.

In addition to the variable-geometry turbocharger and high-pressure injection system, the 1.5 TSI Evo2 features plasma-coated cylinder walls that reduce friction, as well as pistons with fused cooling ducts.

As a result, the 1.5 TSI evo2 is now capable of running on fuels that contain ingredients derived from renewable energy sources, as well as plug-in hybridization at several levels, reaching up to 272 horsepower.

It is also the power achieved by the 1.0 TSI with an electric turbo engine that was developed for the Polo WRC.

Launched in 2012, the EA211 engine is quite popular across all Volkswagen lines and brands. There are 150 horsepower and 25.5 km in it.

It is still used here with the 1.6 16V, recently updated at Saveiro, which has three volumes, 1.0, 1.4, and 1.5 liters.

With Miller cycle - early closing intake valves at high compression - and TGV (variable turbocharger geometry) turbo technology, the 1.5 TSI evo2 is the successor to the evo1. It is also available for plug-in hybrids, as are the 1.0 MPI, 1.0 TSI, and 1.4 TSI units.

VW currently produces the 1.0 MPI, 1.0 TSI, 1.4 TSI, and 1.6 MSI in Brazil, all from the EA211 family, produced in So Carlos, in the interior of So Paulo. Currently, it is unclear when the 1.5 TSI will be manufactured in Brazil, but it is the next step in flex combustion.

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