According to international reports, Volkswagen is thinking of cutting the 1.4TSI twincharger engine from production. The engine, both turbocharged and supercharged, is said to be too complex and too expensive for Volkswagen to continue making.
The engine has been praised for its torquey yet powerful nature since its debut in 2007, offering low-down torque off the mark thanks to its supercharger, but also presenting plenty of peak power once revved thanks to the turbo unit. Volkswagen is apparently now working on a new turbocharged engine to replace the popular unit.
Volkswagen engineers have reportedly said that using a new single turbocharged engine could keep costs down without sacrificing engine performance or efficiency. The new engine is likely to produce similar if not higher power and torque figures yet still consume a relatively small amount of fuel.
There’s been a few different versions of the 1.4TSI over the years, available across many of Volkswagen’s small-to-medium car range. The engine also won the Engine of the Year award in 2009 and 2010 thanks to its innovative twincharging system, fuel efficiency and performance.