The A3 is one of the most important vehicles for Audi. Therefore, it tends to be one of the models before receiving upgrades and updates of the VW Group, thanks to its status as “premium”, allowing you to enjoy more and better equipment options. One of the most important innovations of the past few months at the technical level within the German giant is the arrival of a new engine 1.5 TSI which, this time, has released the VW Golf… and that has finally come to the A3.
The VW Group is renewing its range of compact vehicles full steam. First was the Audi A3, SEAT Leon and finally the Volkswagen Golf, which has been updated recently as a few weeks. However, updates that become a model not have why immediately spread to the rest of models of different brands that make up the German consortium.
1.5 TFSI banishes the so far marketed 1.4 TFSI COD
Has not been up to the update of the Golf when you have known the new jewel in the Crown in technical terms, the petrol engine 1.5 TSI, deep evolution of the 1.4 TSI that has brought so much joy it to the group, and that seeks to stand as the reference in terms of efficiency and performance in its segment. In fact, the second model in brand new it has been the SEAT Ibiza, we have already tested.
This drive, which in Golf will come in two versions of 130 and 150 HP, is truly setting technology. After a deep process of updating, 1.5 TSI enjoys a higher thermal performance, as well as the familiar system of disconnection of cylinders COD, which disables two of four cylinders in certain situations, improving consumption without prejudice to the performance.
The biggest advance is the arrival of the variable geometry turbo, which is a world novelty in this type of engines. This technology, gasoline engine, was reserved until the engine boxer Porsche, so the architect of the “democratization” of this system can be Volkswagen.
After a brief period of time, seems that this engine is already available in A3, A3 Sportback, Cabrio A2 and A3 Sedan, with 150 Horsepower and 250 NM, superseding the hitherto sold 1.4 TSI COD, with identical power, which already may not be asked to factory. This motor certified consumption in the range A3 to goes from the 4.8 liters / 100 km to the 5.4 litres / 100 km, standing as the Middle alternative between 1.0 115 HP and the 2.0 TFSI 190 HP TFSI, both engines also introduced with the restyling.