Volkswagen’s twincharger engine has been an magnificent relevation for those seeking for cleaner, highly efficient, economical and powerful engine. The 1.4L TSI Twincharger, which combines both supercharger (for low to mid revs) and turbocharger (powering mid to high range) so that the engine is able to boost power in all levels efficently. It won the coveted Engine of the Year awards for 2009-2010.
The twincharger is described by Volkswagen as “a masterstroke of downsizing technology and a real engineering showcase”. It’s the engine that powers Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI and Scirocco 1.4 TSI which are sold in Malaysia.
However recent sources revealed that Volkswagen might plan to ditch the twincharger, claiming it was too complicated and too expensive to engineer and build. Volkswagen engineers also believed to develop a brand new turbocharged engine that is as good as the twincharger and cheaper to build too.
Not sure how it’s going to impact the pricing of future Volkswagen models in Malaysia but for sure it is not pleasant news for current owners of the brand new Golf 1.4 TSI.
[SOURCE: Autocar UK]