The Volkswagen Group has tasked Škoda with the development of all EA 211 series combustion engines, which will be used to power 50 models across seven VW Group brands. To date, Škoda has mostly developed naturally aspirated MPI engines for this series but, going forward, it will now also develop the TSI units.
Series production of the EA 211 engine started in 2012 at Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic with the 1.0 MPI. Shortly afterwards, Škoda was assigned the task of developing the MPI powertrains for the whole group. The OEM opened a new engine center in 2014 to support the development of the engine series.
“Taking responsibility for the development of the entire EA 211 engine series is confirmation of Škoda’s high level of technical expertise,” explained Johannes Neft, Škoda board member for technical development. “At the same time, this underlines the importance of the Škoda brand within the entire Volkswagen Group, as the engines in this series are used in 50 model lines of seven of its brands.”
Following the announcement, development of the latest EA 211 TSI powertrain will be carried out by engineers in Mladá Boleslav. The engines are flexible by design, coming in three- or four-cylinder variations with outputs between 65ps and over 150ps. Furthermore, the engines come in petrol, CNG or ethanol versions and can be built to a mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid specification.
The TSI engines feature an exhaust pressure wave supercharger to deliver a high level of performance and a high torque. Škoda will continue to enhance the engine series to deliver additional power, fuel efficiency, low emissions, reliability, and to meet the needs of differing markets.