Volkswagen is set to introduce a new line of four-cylinder TSI and TDI engines over the next couple of years. The existing 1.4 and 1.6 litre motors are to be replaced with new 1.5 litre units across the range.
The new line engines of engines are intended to be more efficient and to also comply with even stricter emissions regulations that are due to be introduced in 2020, Auto Express reported.
According to Auto Express, the new 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine will have its first day at work in the facelifted Mk7 Golf that is due before the end of this year. The new TSI engine will replace the turbocharged 1.4 litre TSI motor that has been used in cars like the current Mk7 Golf and the Skoda Octavia.
The 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine will only be produced in about a year after the TSI motor, it replaces the Volkswagen Group’s “vulnerable” 1.6 litre TDI engine and will only make its debut in the facelifted Audi A3 which will be close to the end of that car’s life in late 2017. The new diesel engine will only be phased into the Mk8 Golf and will not be seen in the Mk7 unlike its counterpart.
The Mk8 Golf is rumoured to be lower, wider and more efficient than the Mk7. It is expected to be launched late in 2018, around the same time as the new EV that VW is rumoured to be working on. With part of the Mk8 Golf being revealed, this leaves us to be already curious about the Mk8 Golf GTI!