Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a significant technological advance with the launch of the Amarok into the South African market.
Pioneering new TDI engines
It's the TDI engine with common-rail direct injection and two-stage control bi-turbo charging to make 120kW from its two-litre displacement. It generates maximum torque of 400Nm at a low ,500rpm. This superior performance contrasts with a remarkably low combined fuel consumption of only 7.9 litres of diesel /100km.
The second engine variant, which will follow late in 2010, is another TDI four-cylinder with maximum power of 90kW. Its technology includes a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry.
Small but powerful
The “small” TDI already develops impressive torque of 340Nm from 2000rpm. This TDI consumes only 7.7 litres/100km.
Both TDI engines break the 210g/km CO2 emissions limit that was considered a barrier in this class. Refuelling becomes a side issue on TDI versions of the Amarok with a range of more than 1000km enabled by their low combined fuel consumptions.
The turbo-diesel direct-injection engines also fulfil the Euro-3 emissions standard and the bakkie comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission.