The TSI technology from Volkswagen has received the international engine of the year 2014 award. The engine in question is the 1.4-litre TSI twincharger, which took this award for the ninth consecutive time. Carstem Helbing, head of application EA888 and alternate fuels in the Volkswagen petrol engine development division, took this award.
This 1.4-litre TSI engine powers the Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Touran, Beetle, Golf Cabriolet, Eos and the Sharan. The TSI engine is currently available with different cubic capacities and levels of power output ranging between 90PS and 300PS. The latest addition to this family is the 1.0-litre engine that churns out 90PS which will debut in the Polo TSI Bluemotion later this year.
The International Engine of the Year Award is a competition that has been held annually since 1999, in which more than 80 motoring journalists from all over the world give awards to the best engines in a range of different categories. The results are declared after these journalists drive the cars and check the fuel efficiency, power output and engine noise.