Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-C044
2000-11-01

Vw Lupo, the WorldS First 3-Liter Car 2000-01-C044

After the success of the 4-cylinder 1.9-liter TDI and SDI direct-injection diesel engines in the Passat, Jetta and Polo classes, a new 3-cylinder TDI has been developed for use in the "Lupo 3L,' a compact car with a fuel consumption of 3 liters per 100 km.
A new injection system with unit injectors, together with a fully electronically controlled engine management system featuring drive-by-wire- technology, a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and a fully automated mechanical gearbox and clutch, for the first time ensures the potential to meet the stringent D4 exhaust emissions level and to achieve excellent fuel economy.
The wheel-torque based engine and gearbox management systems optimize engine operation in terms of efficiency and emissions.

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