Volkswagen Unveils New W12 At Vienna Motor Symposium
Volkswagen’s new 6.0-liter W12 TSI made its global debut at the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium last Friday.
The next-gen W12 combines Audi’s FSI direct injection and Bentley’s TMPI multi-point injection systems together, and is augmented by a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, an oil circuit for off-road applications, APS-coated cylinders, active engine mounts with hydraulic basic damping, cooling with integrated temperature management, cylinder deactivation, and start-stop.
Power output for the W12 comes to 600 horses and 664 lb-ft of torque, slotting between the mills used by the Bentley Continental GT W12 and GT Speed on the power scale.
Depending on the application, the new engine could move a vehicle from nil to 62 mph in under four seconds, with top speeds reaching 186 mph.
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This smells of the next VW Qauntum lump to soon refail in the market. This has the scent of Piech in it.
The real news was no included in this article. VW introduced a 1.0L what puts out a 268HP.
Image if they put that much effort into improving quality and understanding the American market.
I have several questions...... Timing belt, timing chain, maintenance intervals: do the buyers/leasee of the vehicle in question keep the car long enough to have that concern? Seems like that is the second owners problem. A comment was made: essentially indicating people care about cylinder count, seemingly above 8? I have never met anyone who was insistent they have a v12 or w12. I can't say that I have ever met anyone who owned a carwith greater than 10 cylinders: Viper. I know a bunch with the v10 ford buts suspect this mill in the article will not find its way into a 1 ton anything. I could be wrong though. This seems like an awful lot of engineering and expense to produce 600 hp from a really complicated mill. 600 hp is really not that hard to produce anymore with 8 or more, I suppose, Pistons. I would think the buyer for the car this will go into would have less forgiveness for temperamental quirkiness than say someone like myself who still considers a GM v8 to be the best available option for reliable HP. Help me understand what question this motor answers.