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Introducing the Twincharger


Real men don’t drive with 1.4-litre engines do they? Well, it depends. about engine size, and instead a VW Golf with and a torque curve whose of 177lb ft is more of a plateau, all the way 1750 to 4500rpm. The result is a speed of 136mph, and 0-62mph in 7.9sec. Does that interesting? Does it sound even, with a Polo-sized engine?

Everything is possible pressure-charging. The grey-haired among us Formula 1 cars with turbo engines that over 1000bhp in qualifying tune. So 168 from 1.4 litres stretching the limits of the possible. is significant is the way it has been done, perfect driveability and, one Volkswagen’s normal standards of and durability. Equally of interest is why been done.

A turbocharged engine is an obvious way to go, that without resorting to technology — linked turbos, or variable geometry, remains beyond the reach (in a engine) of anything less the new Porsche 911 Turbo — the is going to suffer, especially at the end. Volkswagen’s answer is to use an Roots-type blower to supercharge the to the turbo. The supercharger output is via a blow-off valve, so its maximum can be applied from very low speeds without blowing the thing apart at 6000rpm. In the supercharger is filling in the lower of the desired torque curve the unassisted turbo could not From around 4000rpm, the — well into its — does it all.

There’s more to this than its two-stage supercharging though. Its fuel system is FSI direct injection, suitably to handle higher fuel The block is nominally that of the 1.4-litre normally fitted to Polo and Golf, but the material has changed to a special grey-cast to withstand the higher combustion involved. Most impressive of when the powertrain is sitting on a stand, is the way the inlet manifolding is around the basic engine some kind of python, the inlet proper with the (low down, behind the and snuggling against the front and the turbocharger (in front of the engine). The thing is something of a plumber’s but the detailing is beautiful.

Volkswagen Golf Mk5

The thing is, why has Volkswagen done it? all, this is a 168bhp added to a range that includes the 168bhp 2-litre TDI and the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre VR5 the latter no longer comes to the There’s also the 197bhp Turbo FSI engine fitted to the GTI (which is why this new 1.4-litre has christened Golf GT). The is efficiency. This is a classic exercise and it pays the classic bonus: economy. The Golf GT with an official fuel of 38.2mpg, while the equivalent car used to deliver 31.7mpg. the 168bhp 2-litre Golf achieves 47.9mpg, but then, if you a diesel, that’s the way you’ll go.

Where it matters, the Golf GT is impressive. Bags of punch low and delivered on and on through that torque plateau; except this one carries on at the top end, the diesel starts to weaken and for an upshift. But there are six speeds possibly they aren’t but these days it’s we expect. A supercharger boost-gauge when the turbo is being Otherwise you’d never at the blower’s presence.

If you were simply to drive the car being told what was the bonnet, you might guess at a good 16-valve 2-litre. But it it’s a 1.4. Question is, can you with that?

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