Skoda Octavia Gets A Power Surge With PD Technology | Part Two

The literal translation of Pumpe Düse is " unit injector" and the key to the Octavia’s newest turbo-technology unit is the pump-nozzle injection unit, which means that the engine does not need a separate pump or high-pressure piping as they are integral to the injection unit.

The pump-nozzle injector is made up of a pressure-generating pump, a solenoid valve and the injector itself. The pump injects a precise quantity of diesel fuel at the right time in the combustion cycle, and at a very high pressure of up to 250 Mpa. This produces finer atomisation of the fuel in the cylinder, creating a better combustion mixture and burning the fuel more effectively and creating fewer pollutants.

The high injection pressure creates more power and therefore more torque than previous diesels in the Škoda range. In addition, the precision injection enables the engine to achieve excellent fuel consumption – 52.3 mpg combined economy in the hatch and 51.4 mpg in the estate.

Through March 2003, 76 per cent of Octavias sold this year have been diesel powered. John Rooney, Head of Škoda Business Sales, is convinced that these new models will be very popular within both company car drivers and retail customers alike, commenting, "The Octavia is very popular with business customers and I am sure that this new engine will make a fantastic offering in the fleet market. Many fleet managers already know the benefits of running a Škoda. And they know that the Octavia looks great, has excellent whole-life costs, offers loads of equipment and specification, and is practical and reliable. With even more power and torque, it becomes an unbeatable package."

The Octavia 1.9 TDI PD 130 joins the existing Octavia line-up, which ranges from the 1.4 MPI Classic to the exciting 180bhp Octavia vRS hatch and estate.

Octavia 1.9 TDI PD 130 OTR Price CO2 g/km VED Band Combined mpg
Elegance hatch £14,990 146 g/km A 52.3 mpg
Elegance estate £15,690 149 g/km A 51.4 mpg
Laurin & Klement hatch £16,490 146 g/km A 52.3 mpg
Laurin &Klement estate £17,190 149 g/km A 51.4 mpg
Published 16 May 2003 Melanie Carter

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