Honeywell has shared an official word (why so late?) that Volkswagen’s recently introduced new 1.5 liter TDI diesel engine uses turbochargers made by them. This new motor replaced two engines – the smaller 1.2 liter as well as the bigger 1.6 liter motor and is offered in two different power tunes.
Volkswagen says that Honeywell has helped them move towards their goal of increased local content in their cars. The Honeywell’s turbochargers come with VNT technology which is an upgrade from the wastegate technology and features advanced aerodynamics and bearing systems. This allows for a precise flow of air into the engine.
VNT technology is a mono-turbo set-up and is ideally suited for engines ranging from 0.9 liters to 3.0 liters big.
As a result, the new Vento and Polo are more fuel efficient and offer enhanced performance. Honeywell also tells that their VNT technology is 30 percent more space efficient. The same engine is also used on the Skoda’s Rapid.
Honeywell adds that downsized turbocharged diesel engines deliver upto 40 percent better fuel economy and emissions than their larger naturally aspirated counterparts with similar power outputs.