Engine Options on Volkswagen Multivan Business

Volkswagen Multivan Business

Volkswagen realizes that there are so many businessmen and women who have to finish their work while they are on the road and ordinary sedan, hatchback even coupe can’t offer what they need. That is why, Das Auto proposed the new Volkswagen Multivan Business where people with busy schedule can continue their work or even throw a meeting on the van.

The Volkswagen Multivan Business is available not only the usual TDI engines, but also the 2.0L TSI turbocharged direct-injected engine which is the same engine that powered the Golf GTI. This particular engine can bring the practical Multivan Business with 204 horsepower. If that power is not enough, VW mentioned that the 2.0L TSI is considered the most tuning-friendly engine on the market which means that you can modify it, tweak it up, and voila… VW Multivan Business with extra power to go around.

Volkswagen Multivan Business interior

A tuning kit for Volkswagen Multivan Business from aftermarket developers offer total power output around 310 horsepower without any explosion on the cylinders. To complete the engine options on this luxury van, Das Auto assigns the DSG double-clutch transmission and four-wheel drive 4MOTION system.  Do you know what luxury features does the Multivan Business have?

Volkswagen Multivan Business side view

Volkswagen Multivan Business carries features such as two electric sliding doors, privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, wireless internet and Digital Voice Enhancement systems. This sophisticated voice system allows passengers to have communications among them by using the Dynaudio premium audio system where you can also use this system for pilot and copilot communication. Das Auto offers this luxury business-only van for €67,595.

Concept Car Profile: Volkswagen eT Commercial Van

Volkswagen eT Concept

Could this Volkswagen eT Concept is the reincarnation of the famous T2 as Das Auto proposed an idea to resurrect the commercial van? It seems like it as the German automaker already developing the electric powertrain with semi automatically drive in the form of VW Transporter or the short name is eT which stands for electric Transporter.

Volkswagen eT Concept  interior

As we quoted from autoevolution.com, the Volkswagen eT Concept is pure electrically powered transporter which proposing the idea of systematically transfers the E-mobility to the area of commercial use. Dr. Rudolf Krebs, the Group Manager for Electric Traction at Volkswagen AG stated that the eT Concept van is intended as transport specialist which focuses on the automotive building block for an innovative and future-oriented logistics concept.

Volkswagen eT Concept rear view

Volkswagen doesn’t want the eT Concept to be the zero transporter only, but also provides optimum driving experience just like any ordinary vehicle. What makes the Volkswagen eT Concept is different from other van or transporter is lying on the vehicle’s interior space which offers more wide and more rooms for luggage.

Volkswagen eT Concept side view

On the technical sides, the Volkswagen eT Concept equips with electric wheel hub motors which the electricity has been generated from renewable energy sources. Will the eT stay as a concept transporter or will it be joining the production floor just like the Up hatchback? Das Auto has not give the official confirmation, what they say about the possibility on the production version of the eT Concept transporter is “this vehicle could become available very soon”.

Volkswagen Crafter Ready for UK Market

2011 Volkswagen Crafter

The new Volkswagen Crafter van is ready for the UK market as announced by the British division of Volkswagen couple of days ago. The test drive demonstrators on Volkswagen Crafter van have started arriving at nationwide dealers and around 700 staffs from Volkswagen Van Centers have already took part with an intensive training course for the new van including driving the Volkswagen Crafter against its major rivals.

The Volkswagen Crafter van offers three wheelbases, three roof heights, four body lengths, and three gross vehicle which weighs of 3.0, 3.5, and 5.0 tonnes.

The power for the Volkswagen Crafter van comes from the newest 2.0L TDI common rail engine by Volkswagen which already proven its ability in the new Volkswagen Transporter and Volkswagen Amarok.

The power outputs for the Volkswagen Crafter van is available at 109, 136, 143, and 163 PS. Volkswagen Crafter carries BlueMotion Technology models which offering further savings in fuel costs and emissions, and it delivers the same or a bit higher levels of torque at lower speed than the previous five-cylinder, 2.5L BlueTDI engine.

Here is for example: the new Volkswagen Crafter van CR35 has 2.0L TDI 163 PS BlueMotion Technology with medium wheelbase panel van reaches 29 percent better fuel economy on the combined cycle than the previous 2.5L BLueTDI engine that shares same power output. So, those numbers are equivalent of up to eight miles further per gallon which could add more than 130 miles to the range of the 75 liter fuel tank.

The new engine for the Volkswagen Carfter van is much lighter, and the weight saving not only favors the upgrades in fuel economy usage, but also increases payloads of the Volkswagen Crafter up to 100kg.

Unveiling the New 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel

2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel

2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel is the upgraded version of the Volkswagen Caddy van. The 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel received a Autogas-powered engine (LPG). The alternative fuel emits less CO2 by over 10 percent, but the biggest change on the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel is the running cost will be substantially reduced.

On the European market, a liter of liquid natural gas, which gets tax incentives until 2018, is about €80 cents. This means that the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel only needs €8.24 of fuel to travel 100 km – a strong argument for this type of drive.

2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel has been fitted to a BiFuel’s bivalent drive which can easily be switched for petrol use to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel is powered by a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine which giving 102 horsepower and offers a combined fuel consumption in the case of the panel van version of 10.3-liters of Autogas per 100 kilometers which is equivalent to 167 g/km CO2.

When running on petrol alone, the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel needs 8.0-liter which is equivalent to 187 g/km CO2 just to cover the same distance which we think still very fuel efficient.

Additional feature to the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel is an additional 45 liter fuel tank stored under the vehicle floor in such a way that it does not compromise boot space functionality. Together with the 60 liter fuel tank on the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel, this is enough for a combined range of over 940 kilometers, while the gas alone is enough to cover 460 km.

2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel has more advantages thank you can imagine. If we compare the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel to aftermarket Autogas systems, the factory-installed solution offers distinct advantages: the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel has been subjected to extensive durability tests, and it has been crash-tested with its fuel tank and is therefore much safer. The 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel also fully covered by warranty, including all gas components. The ordering of the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel begins very soon, according to Volkswagen, but they have not mentioned the official date and price tag for the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy BiFuel.