More fuel efficient 2.0 liter TDI engine for Skoda Superb

Posted on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 , 12:02:34 byEmil

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More fuel efficient 2.0 liter TDI engine for Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb is currently at its second generation (well…third generation if you take into consideration the model built between 1934 and 1942). The Skoda Superb is the flagship car of the Czech automaker. The current generation Skoda Superb is built on the same platform used for the Volkswagen Passat.

Now, the Czech automaker decided it was time to make the Skoda Superb more fuel efficient, at least partly. More precisely, they decided to replace the current 2.0 TDI engine with a revised 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine that gets the latest Common Rail diesel technology (CRD) and has the same output of 140 horsepower like the outgoing unit. Currently, the range of diesel engines available for the Skoda Superb includes a 2.0 TDI CR unit that has an output of 170 horsepower and a 1.9 liter TDI unit that has an output of 105 horsepower.

The new 2.0 liter TDI common rail engine manages to offer a level of just 143 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per kilometer (in comparison to 155 grams of carbon dioxide emissions of the current engine) and a fuel consumption of 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers. The new Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI common rail 140 horsepower will be available starting this month with a choice of either a six speed manual gearbox or a twin clutch DSG transmission, for the S, Se or Elegance trims and for both the sedan and sports wagon version (Skoda Superb saloon and Skoda Superb Combi). The improved engine will have no impact on the current pricing levels.