A TSI engine with supercharger and turbocharger ensures maximum power and minimum consumption in the top of the range Touran
The new Touran is now also available with the 125kW/170hp TSI engine. This direct-injection engine equipped with a supercharger and turbocharger comes with the unique DSG direct-shift gearbox and Highline equipment as standard. This impressive combination is unique in the MPV field.
Volkswagen engineers have made an innovative concept reality with the TSI technology: A supercharger operates in the lower rev ranges and a turbocharger at higher revs. The success of this combination is clearly noticeable thanks to the generous power (125kW/170hp), constant torque band (240Nm from 1,500rpm to 4,750rpm) and low consumption (7.6 litres/100 km). The technical basis for the Twincharger technology is provided by a 1,390ccm four-cylinder engine that produces the dynamism of a 2.5-litre normally aspirated engine. The TSI supplies its maximum torque from as low as 1,500rpm. The smoothly activated boost that is available at higher revs allows the 170hp Touran to reach a top speed of 212km/h. It speeds to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds.
The motto "maximum power – minimum consumption" sums up the advantages of the TSI. TSI technology was already available in the Touran with the 103kW engine and, of course, also in the Golf, Golf Plus and Jetta, but now the 125kW Twincharger has been added to the top of the Touran range.
Volkswagen has already received three awards on international level for the TSI engine. For example, in Autumn 2005, the What’s New prize from the American "Popular Science" magazine. In Spring 2006, it then received the Paul Pietsch Prize in Germany. In the UK, the Twincharger was honoured by the jury from the "International Engine of the Year" committee in 2006 winning the "1.0 – 1.4 Litre" category. Furthermore it was voted "Best New Engine of 2006".
The Touran Highline TSI delivering 170hp and featuring the Direct Shift Gearbox as standard is priced at €31,006.67.
The Touran TSI is particularly attractive for customers looking for financing offers thanks to the mobility packages from Volkswagen Bank. In the current jubilee package, customers receive free car insurance in the first year. Inspections and servicing are even free for four years. The integrated three-way financing comes at an annual percentage rate of 2.9%. The offer is rounded off with a guarantee extension. The package for the Touran TSI is available from a monthly instalment of €290*, for example.