Technology.am (May 11, 2009) — Volkswagen has decided to install its latest and most powerful CNG bifuel powertrain under the hood of the Touran, a compact MPV, as well as the Cross Touran.
The 1.4-liter TSI EcoFuel powerplant has an output of 150 horsepower and fuel consumption of 5.2l/100km (45 mpg U.S.) when running on gasoline.
The Touran is driven with natural gas, uses 4.7 kg/100 km, earning a respectable 126 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The Touran runs entirely on the 18 kilograms of natural gas stored in four separate tanks, its range is 370 kilometers (240 miles), but the car also comes equipped with an additional 11-liter gasoline tank, which allows a total range of 520 kilometers.
With its turbocharged and direct-injected 1.4L engine, the minivan goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 10.1 seconds.