2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Debuts Cylinder Shut-Off Tech In 4-Cyl Engines

Cylinder deactivation has been with us for several years in big V8 engines. Both GM and Chrysler have used it and Audi now offers it on its S range. Rather firing on all cylinders during steady freeway driving, the units use cylinder deactivation to save fuel when the power demand is low, shutting... read more

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Volkswagen ‘twincharger’ 1.4-liter TSI engine

Report: Volkswagen Likely To Axe Twincharger Engine

A few years ago Volkswagen was touting the benefits of its new ‘twincharger’ technology for gasoline engines. Labeled TSI, the technology essentially combined... read more January 18, 2011 by

Volkswagen Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid prototype

Touareg Hybrid set to join Volkswagen BlueMotion range next year

Volkswagen, looking to improve the efficiency of its fleets, has released today details about a number of new and upcoming technologies that it has grouped under its... read more February 2, 2009 by

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Seat launches Leon Linea R hot hatch

The Seat Leon hatch is in the midst of its second generation, with a facelift expected early next year. The all-new Linea R version of the car has come early, however... read more November 11, 2008 by


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