MQB HIGHLIGHTS ENGINES
A new family of 1.2 TSI and 1.4 TSI engines, codenamed the EA211, will replace the EA111 and will feature cylinder deactivation, a first for a four-cylinder model in the world. New 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines will also be part of the family. Petrol and diesel engines will be mounted in the same fashion so that gearbox and exhaust are in an identical position.
Lightweight frames and use of aluminium and steel hybrid structures, in combination with lighter engines, will result in savings of at least 40 kg.
The rear section of the MQB platform is modular, resulting in an ability to accommodate battery packs or CNG kits.
While the rest of the car is modular, the portion between the pedals and the front axle is standardised. So whether it’s the HVAC unit, the powertrain or even the steering unit, they will be standardised, resulting in huge cost savings.
A new front-differential with torque vectoring makes understeer a thing of the past on front-wheel driven cars. A new pre-crash prevention system and multi-collision brakes should make the cars safer while a ‘progressive’ steering gives the car better dynamic ability without increasing effort.
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