The V W Up as a GT version with an approximately 110 hp turbo gasoline engine should move into the model range. But didn't come. Now the turbocharged three-cylinder seems to be picking up speed. initially on the Brazilian market, where the one-liter engine is designed to run on ethanol. Here, the turbo trilling in the VW Up Speed delivers 105 hp and a maximum torque of 165 Nm. VW describes the drive as TSi with a red I.
No VW Up Turbo for Europe
The gear ratio of the vacuum cleaner with manual five-speed gearbox was also adopted for the TSi, but the final gear ratio was 26 % longer - good for fuel consumption, bad for driving dynamics. Accordingly, the sprint time is 9.1 seconds, the top speed is specified as 184 km /h. The Up GT study was included at the time 110 hp, 175 Nm, a sprint time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of almost 200 km /h. The Up GT was also equipped with a manual six-speed gearbox. At the time, the standard consumption was 4.5 liters.
Anyone who hopes that the TSi will also find its way across the pond will be disappointed. Since every third produced VW Up to Brazil and the South American country is the largest market for the Up, this model pays off there. For Europe, however, VW does not see any corresponding potential. Ergo, the turbo-up is reserved for Latin America.