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, Volume 73, Issue 6, pp 26–32 | Cite as

The New Modular Gasoline Engine Platform From Volkswagen

  • Rüdiger Szengel
  • Hermann Middendorf
  • Niels Möller
  • Hans Bennecke
Development Gasoline Engines
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Volkswagen has developed a new generation of three- and four-cylinder in-line gasoline engines. The new engine family, known internally as ea211, has been produced to meet the requirements of the new modular transverse platform design from the Volkswagen Group. in comparison with previous generations, the new engines will be more compact and up to 30 % lighter in weight. in addition, their fuel consumption will be between 10 and 20 % lower.

Motivation

The development of the new engine generation internally labelled EA211 is closely integrated with the construction of the Volkswagen Group’s new modular transverse platform (MQB in German). The MQB covers the A0, A and B passenger car segments for all brands of Volkswagen AG. All of them make use of standardised components and modules. A major motivating factor for the development of the modular transverse platform and thus the new EA211 engine range was the Volkswagen drive and fuel strategy. Its primary aim is the signifi cant...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger Szengel
    • 1
  • Hermann Middendorf
    • 1
  • Niels Möller
    • 1
  • Hans Bennecke
    • 1
  1. 1.Volkswagen aGWolfsburgGermany

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