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Old 1st December 2016, 01:22   #31
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As long as it is not the glory, platinum, anniversary edition I am ok with it. Engine options are are any day better than sticker jobs.
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Petrol (EA211 1.2TSI): 90PS (regular variant), 110PS (GT variant)
Diesel 1.5TDI: 90PS (regular variant), 110 PS (GT variant).

They reduce the basic inventory to two engines (currently three), and can offer two states of tune in each of them.
+1 avinash and I think this hunch of yours seems to the closest to the fact buddy

I think this is a move by VW to ensure that the GT TSI owners don't feel neglected by getting a "Less Powerful" (105 BHP) version when they are throwing nearly the same moolah as a GT TDI with 110 BHP.

With Automotive engineers across the globe adopting the strategy of a smaller displacement engine with Turbocharger/Supercharger, this is probably the best time to pull the plugs on the 1.2 NA 3 cylinder engine, and offer the 1.2 TSI MT as standard across Polo Petrol variants.

The updated GT TSI can always "HARP" about the DSG and more aggressive tune as a USP over the regular variants.


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Compared to its predecessor, the EA211 series is significantly more compact, with installation length 50 mm shorter, thus offering more interior space.
If this really translates into more space in the cabin, I think VW will hit the proverbial Two Birds with a Single Stone patch.

Not only will the 1.2 TSI MT with 90 HP be one of the best in the segment, but the most notorious aspect of Polo which is the interior space, will be taken care of as well

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Not only will the 1.2 TSI MT with 90 HP be one of the best in the segment, but the most notorious aspect of Polo which is the interior space, will be taken care of as well
A smaller space will save space inside the engine bay, right? Not sure if it is going to affect the in-cabin passenger space.
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Like previously mentioned, this 180 TSI caught testing (assuming it has the new EA211 1.2 TSI) could be just to replace the aging 1.2L NA 3-cylinder lethargic petrol motor in the Polo, as well as the unit on the current GT TSI / Vento TSI. Summarising what has been already discussed so far in this thread, soon the regular polo line up might have the following engine choices:

Petrol (EA211 1.2TSI): 90PS (regular variant)
Hope this is what it is. The 1.2 TSI on the regular Polo coupled with a 6 speed MT will be fantastic! Diesel like torque + all the advantages of having a petrol motor, and no DSG woes.

Pick the Comfort Line with all black interiors and one will get a safe, fast and reasonably priced car which will be very mod friendly. Make it happen VW!
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A smaller space will save space inside the engine bay, right? Not sure if it is going to affect the in-cabin passenger space.
This is not going to happen for sure. If it could, then Polo 1.2 MPi would have had a bigger cabin than Polo TDi. Half of the engine bay is empty in 1.2 MPi.
Additionally, the VW could have done this for Ameo if they were interested in making changes in the front part of chassis. So, all they will invest in is thr engine. Give us a tall stroke turbocharged engine VW, a 5 speed box will be enough, only performance and FE need to be a decent compromise. Maybe this car can grab some eyeballs, which Maruti is gonna work hard to draw towards their 1.0 Baleno.
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If this really translates into more space in the cabin, I think VW will hit the proverbial Two Birds with a Single Stone patch.
This is prctically not feasible. The new EA211 is smaller in size (YES) but this frees up space ONLY in the engine bay and will not translate into cabin space. The Polo Platform used in India is not the new New MQB platform rather the Old PQ25. Unless VW manages to bring MQB to India, it is not possible for VW to freeup some cabin space

[As per the Birdie] the engine on this 180 TSi, is a bumped up 1.2 TSi to produce 110PS and 175NM. This is going to be an upgrade for the current GT model and as usual, no Manual transmission. This is to be launched to compete with Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet (112PS and 170 NM from 2000 Revs). So the advantage Polo has is on the Torque, which is 175NM from as low as 1400 Revs

Hopefully, all is good for US
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If its a 1.4 TSI making 150 bhp, then why is it called Polo 180 TSI
I think their engineers might be ex plumbers!

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Oddly, there is nothing about a " pipe that is ", be it copper, iron, or PVC. The outside diameter of copper is 5/8", and the inner diameter is either 0.527", 0.545", or 0.569", depending on the series. So-called " iron pipe is 0.840" outside diameter and 0.622" inside. PVC is the same outside as cast iron, but it is 0.608", 0.528", or 0.480" inside.

Source... Notes on Pipe.
And anyway, who knows what special-edition name they'll come up at launch time.

Yes, I'm a VW fanboy --- but rather cynical about all that stuff.
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