This report covers a detailed design benchmarking study of the VW BlueMotion 1.2-litre 3-cylinder DI diesel engine and includes a photographic record of all the main components, plus individual masses and dimensions. Ricardo comments on specific design features are also included.
The engine has applications in the VW Polo and is rated at 55kW @ 4200 rev/min (180 N.m @ 2000 rev/min). The bore, stroke, pistons and con-rods are common with the VW1.6 litre engine.
- Iron block/aluminium cylinder head
- Single stage variable geometry turbocharger
- Solenoid injectors
- Chain-driven balancer shaft in sump
- Belt timing drive