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VW to adopt torque based nomenclature for Asian markets
It seems German car makers are on a nomenclature shift spree. After Audi and Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen will reportedly be shifting over to a new nomenclature system. The new nomenclature will follow a torque based engine labeling pattern. This change has been announced in reference to Asian markets for now.
The news comes in after Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) managing director, Armin Keller, announced the new system that replaces the power based naming structure used in global markets. In Malaysia, the VW Passat and CC sedans will be the first two models to adopt the new nomenclature, though no specific timeline has been mentioned.
The new system will help highlight output differences between models that produce similar figures. For example, the VW Vento 1.6 MPI makes 103.6 bhp & 153 Nm of torque. The Polo GT TSI makes the same amount of power, but 175 Nm of torque. If implemented in India, models could have names like 153 MPI & 175 TSI.
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Re: VW to adopt torque based nomenclature for Asian markets
Not surprising as, thanks to turbo-petrols, VW's cars usually have the highest torque rating in the segment. This is just another way of bragging about it.
Example: VW's Polo TSI makes 175 Nm torque, which is substantially more than even big-engined hatchbacks like the Liva 1.5L or its own (now dead) Polo 1.6 MPI.
At the other end of the scale, forget the group's 1.8L TSI & its mega 250 Nm of torque. Even the 1.4L TSI makes more torque than the likes of the Altis & Elantra.
Then, the Jetta 2.0 TDI has more torque than all of its competitors, except the Cruze.
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