Volkswagens Award-winning New Touran

by : Natalie Anderson

The new Volkswagen Touran with its top-of-the-line auto parts like is now offered with 125kW/170hp TSI engine. This direct injection engine is equipped with a supercharger and turbocharger that comes with a unique DSG direct-shift gearbox and Highline equipment as standard. Such impressive combination is exclusive in the MPV field.

The team of Volkswagen engineers has turned an innovative concept into reality with its TSI technology. A supercharger operates in the lower rev ranges while a turbocharger at higher revs. The combination of these two creates a generous amount of power of 125kW/170hp, constant torque band of 240Nm from 1,500 rpm to 4,750 rpm and low fuel consumption of 7.6 liters/100km.

The technical basis for the Twincharger technology is provided by a 1,390 ccm four-cylinder engine that produces the dynamism of a 2.5-litre normally aspirated engine. The TSI delivers a maximum torque from as low as 1,500rpm. It can reach 100km/h in a matter of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 212km/h.

The TSI technology lives up to Volkswagen's motto which is "maximum power-minimum consumption". This technology is available in the Touran with the 103kW engine, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf Plus and Volkswagen Jetta. The 125kW Twincharger was also added to the top of the Volkswagen Touran range.

Volkswagen has already received three awards for its TSI engine in the international level. The first award received by the automaker was in the autumn of 2005, the What's New prize from the American "Popular Science" magazine. The second came in the spring of 2006 when VW received the Paul Pietsch Prize in Germany. And the third award was received by VW in the UK, where the Twincharger was honored by the jury from the "International Engine of the Year" committee in 2006 winning the "1.0-1.4 Litre" category. The TSI was also voted as the "Best New Engine of 2006".

The Volkswagen Touran Highline TSI delivering 170 hp with Direct Shift Gearbox is priced at â‚?31,006.67. Volkswagen Touran TSI is perfect for those who are looking for an affordable financing package. The current jubilee package is offered with free car insurance in the first year. Plus, inspections and servicing are also offered for free for four years. The integrated three-way financing is offered at an annual percentage rate of 2.9% with a rounded off guarantee extension. The monthly installment is adapted to the individually calculated car insurance premium from the second year.

Since the launch of the Touran in Europe in March 2003, it was able to sell over 650,000 units. The second generation Touran has been on the market since November 2006 and features a range of three petrol engines, four diesels and a natural gas engine plus three gearboxes.