Škoda Auto have introduced the first Euro IV diesel engine in the model range. The V6 2.5 litre engine is available in the Škoda Superb. Producing 160 bhp, the turbo diesel engine has excellent torque of 350 Nm at 1,250 rpm. Euro IV qualification means that UK company car drivers do not incur the 3 per cent surcharge for diesel cars.

The Euro IV engine replaces the current V6 2.5 litre, 155 bhp power unit in the Superb range. Extensive modifications were made to the engine to meet the Euro IV requirements. These included changes to the fuel injection system, the turbo-charger and the cylinder head design. The biggest modification was made to the mapping in the ECU. All of these changes provide greater control over engine emissions and provide additional benefits of increased power (155bhp to 160 bhp) and higher torque (310 Nm to 350Nm at 1250 rpm), while maintaining the same, low fuel consumption as the previous V6 diesel engine (39.8 mpg combined). The insurance group rating also remains the same at 13.

The V6 2.5 TDI is available on Superb models with Comfort trim, with a six-speed transmission, and on the top-of-the-range Elegance with Tiptronic automatic transmission. Prices are £20,700 OTR for the Superb Comfort and £24,800 for the Elegance.

The new Superb V6 2.5 is one of a wide range of Superb models available, all offering elegant design, excellent quality and outstanding interior room and comfort. The addition of this EU IV–compliant engine provides even greater value.

Published : 09/10/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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