Volkswagen has unveiled a 2.0-litre diesel powerplant capable of generating no less than 200 kW of power.
The new Passat, which Volkswagen released earlier this year, is offered with a 2-litre four-cylinder diesel mill capable of offering 176 kW. Well, that engine has now been improved to the point where it creates 200 kW.
This has been achieved by adding a two-stage electric turbocharger, as well as installing a new variable valve timing system and a new common rail injection system.
There is no word on the torque offered by the engine, but since the 176 kW Passat engine offers 500 Nm, it is probably safe to assume that this upgraded engine will be able to generate even more.
VW also stated that the engine will be mated to a 10-speed DSG gearbox capable of dealing with all that torque.
Will this engine make its way into the next Tiguan or Touareg? It’s very possible. And what about the Amarok? An Amarok capable of offering 200 kW and more than 500 Nm of torque would be quite a treat…