Volkswagen Super Turbo

I’ve not heard a modern day implementation of the Superturbo since the 1.0 supercharged and turbocharged MA09ERT engine in the Nissan March Superturbo almost 15 years ago. That little gem made 110ps on a 770kg body, with 0.7 bar total boost.

Now Volkswagen is using that idea for it’s engines in order to remove turbo lag and boost power for it’s smaller engines. Volkswagen’s twincharging system is called SuperTurbo Compounding, a name given by the system’s supercharger supplier Eaton.

This method of forced induction is usually called twincharging in the United States and is normally done with aftermarket components. This combination of forced induction was commonly used in World War 2 era aircraft to prevent power loss at high altitudes.

Volkswagen will implement the SuperTurbo first in it’s 1.4 litre direct injection engine for use in the 2006 Volkswagen Golf. Two different versions of the 1.4-litre engine are planned. In standard guise the four-valve-per-cylinder unit kicks out 140 hp and 250Nm of torque, with a more performance-oriented variant with higher boost levels producing 170 hp and 270Nm of torque. By comparison, VWs existing 2.0-litre four-cylinder delivers 150 hp and 200Nm.

Supercharging will increase the low to mid-range torque will the turbocharger will kick in at higher revs to provide a higher-end boost. The induction system will run on the supercharger until the turbocharger has achieved it’s maximum spool and can provide necessary boost. When this happens, a clutch in the supercharger disengages and is closed off allowing the turbo to take over completely.

A concept Golf featuring this engine will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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After dabbling for years in the IT industry, Paul Tan initially began this site as a general blog covering various topics of personal interest. With an increasing number of readers paying rapt attention to the motoring stories, one thing led to another and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Comments

  • that was a nice thing to try on. can make u stick to a car chair nicely.

    cool!^

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  • suddenly the germans are getting more creative and innovative than the japanese…achtung!!

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  • wait wasnt the first super turbo first designed by italians to be used in their Lancia rally car?

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  • NF: Maybe? I didn't say the Nissan's system was the first in a car. Will check out the Lancia system later.

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  • DOG THE WAN on Aug 27, 2005 at 4:36 pm

    If RM80K I might thinking of buying one! Can ar??

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  • hfrshah on Aug 27, 2005 at 5:36 pm

    no chance, the current Golf MKV 1.6 FSI is already 116k

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  • hfrshah on Aug 27, 2005 at 5:50 pm

    sorry, its 156k

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  • i dont have such super duber red VW but i got 1975 pearly white 1.2 (i think) VW, my dad's and it's first hand. :D sadly, its not for sale so dont bother asking. hehehe….antic liow!

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  • Yvy,

    You got a picture of your car?

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  • yup….but give me some time to scan can? will post it when it up. :) mayb i can do some write up on it. :D

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  • gmd1722 (Member) on Jan 09, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    I would like to see the super turbo added to the TDI as a GTi TDi SuperTurbo Special.

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  • cardboard (Member) on May 08, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    guys im looking for any help with regards to the vw tsi engine. i need to find out the weight and dimensions? if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be amazing.

    thanks

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