Spares for Volkswagen
For many years Volkswagen cars have been some of the most popular vehicles not only in Europe but in the whole world: nowadays they are available in the markets of more than 150 countries. The German concern produced more than 6.2 million cars of this make in 2018 alone. The company was established in 1937. It gained fame not only as a manufacturer of reliable cars but as an innovator as well.
Technical specifications of Volkswagen cars
Innovations have been actively implemented by the company throughout its entire development history. In 2018, Volkswagen won the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS award and was recognized as the most innovative brand in the mass-production segment.
One of the latest developments of the company is the second generation of the Emergency Assist system. It monitors the driver’s activity and controls the vehicle trajectory. If the car is about to veer out of lane and the driver doesn’t react to it, the system will automatically activate the hazard lights to warn other road users about the danger. Moreover, the system will try to restore the driver or passengers to consciousness by means of acoustic signals, intermittent braking and smooth steering wheel movements. At the same time, the vehicle will be kept within the lane, and if there is no response from the driver, it will stop automatically. For the first time this system was presented on the Arteon liftbacks. It is used in the Passat (B8) estate cars and saloons as well.
Many technologies developed by Volkswagen are aimed at optimizing engine performance. The remarkable example of it is 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion engine, installed on the T-Roc crossovers and Golf VII hatchbacks and estate cars. The active cylinder management (ACT) system automatically switches off two cylinders at a speed of up to 130 km/h within 1,400–4,000 RPM. This allows to save about 1 litre of fuel per 100 km. The Eco-coasting feature, implemented on the cars with DSG dual clutch gearbox, shuts down the engine when the vehicle coasts. The valve control system and VTG (variable-geometry turbocharger) allow to use the Miller cycle, which increases engine power by 10%. All these technologies let the power unit develop 130 hp. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is only 4.8 litres per 100 km.
Brand DSG dual clutch gearbox is among innovative solutions of the manufacturer. One of its main advantages is excellent fuel-efficiency: it reduces fuel consumption by 22% if compared to the traditional automatic transmission and by 8.7% in comparison with the manual one. To ensure its long-term operation, purchase only high-quality Volkswagen car parts.
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