Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th December 2014, 14:13   #1
Senior - BHPian
Tushar's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,137
Thanked: 8,236 Times
Default 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.

Source: Paultan.org

Name:  vwpolotsi10.jpg
Views: 614
Size:  64.8 KB

(Image for representation only)

Last edited by Tushar : 13th December 2014 at 14:15.
Tushar is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2014, 16:12   #2
Team-BHP Support
GTO's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 43,695
Thanked: 62,814 Times
Default 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.
GTO is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mercedes-Benz announces new nomenclature for models & engines BraveArc The International Automotive Scene 2 13th November 2014 15:30
Why dont car manufacturers adopt standard naming conventions for variants anujmishra The Indian Car Scene 30 11th February 2014 10:51
Peugeot rolls out 301 (and new nomenclature) for emerging markets. India too? Eminenttismo The International Automotive Scene 39 14th February 2013 16:57
Dump the Electric compressor and adopt the foot pump? A comparison tsk1979 Modifications & Accessories 26 6th July 2010 12:51
Need to adopt a VW Beetle or an Austin Minor Reilly Post-War 25 25th February 2008 19:15

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:07.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks