New Volkswagen Golf equipped with cleaner dieselAugust 30, 2019
The German company Volkswagen has improved exhaust cleaning on its diesel engine. The new technologies that the manufacturer used to develop the improved motor are based on the principle of double impact on harmful nitrogen oxides.
Volkswagen is preparing a new generation of cleaner diesel engines – an advanced 2.0 TDI Evo diesel from the EA288 family. The engineers of the brand came up with the innovative SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction), due to which it is possible to significantly reduce nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gases. This is called “twin dosing” (or “double dosing”). With its help, according to the assurances of the developers, it was possible to reduce the level of nitrogen oxides immediately by 80 percent, when compared with the previous system. The SCR system can decompose nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen and water vapor.
The new engine is already being installed on the updated Passat for Europe: it is a diesel modification with a two-liter 150-horsepower diesel engine under the hood. For every hundred kilometers the German sedan with such a power unit spends 3.9 liters, in the case of the Passat Variant station wagon, we are talking about an indicator of four liters per hundred kilometers.
It is planned that other models equipped with 2.0 TDI Evo will also switch to the new technology. This list will include the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf, whose debut is promised to be organized in October. The start of European sales of the “eighth” Golf is scheduled for the end of the year.