Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Skoda Introduces New 1.6 TDI to Superb Range
The VW Group's new 1.6 TDI turbo diesel is making its way to the options lists of the European market Skoda Superb saloon and Estate / Combi (station wagon) models, where it will replace the 1.9 TDI.
While the smaller displacement 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel unit produces the same output figures as the 1.9 TDI with 105-horsepower and 250Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, it promises to offer improved diesel mileage and lower CO2 emissions.
More specifically, combined fuel consumption has been improved by 6.9mpg UK to 45.6mpg UK (6.2lt/100km or 38mpg US) for the saloon, and 5.6mpg UK to 44.8mpg UK (6.3lt/100km or 37.3mpg US) for the Estate, while emissions have been reduced by 19g/km and 20g/km respectively.
In the UK, the 1.6 TDI CR comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and is available in S and SE trim levels with prices starting at £17,480.