How technology has improved in Volkswagens over the years is unbelievable. Over the past few years we have seen performance enhancing products and accessories become more affordable. With the same quality of workmanship we saw during the original production run, our vehicles now feature the best in performance parts and accessories available on the market. It’s as if they built our cars to last and we don’t even have to use our muscles to get a great result. It’s really amazing to think how far our cars have come. Maybe one day there will be a VW truck.
Performance tuning is a term used to describe the cars internal processes and optimizing them to produce higher levels of performance. Up until the 1980’s most Volkswagens featured four cylinders, engines with gasoline in them. The performance of these engines was so poor, most car owners considered replacing them at the time of sale. A lot of changes have taken place in the engines and transmissions of our cars over the years, making them much more pleasing to the eye and much safer while on the road.
Turbocharging and direct injection systems were first used in German-made cars, but American companies soon started building turbocharged and direct injected engines for their models. These systems offered several advantages to owners. Turbocharged engines would typically require very little maintenance over the life of the vehicle, turbo systems would put out more power than a regular model and most importantly, the noise produced by these engines was greatly reduced.
Turbochargers or rather, superchargers are a form of exhaust modification. The turbocharger, when installed, increases the pressure inside of the engine by creating a vacuum and blowing more air and fuel through the system. This increased airflow and fuel means that more can be pushed out of the combustion area and into the intake system. Higher intake levels lead to more
horsepower and improved fuel mileage.
Air filters were originally designed for factory engine use only. As time passed, however, companies began to realize that they could be used in street cars as well. Car enthusiasts quickly took to these new systems, which allowed cars to breathe more freely and cleanly. While performance exhausts still have a place in sports cars, they have become mainstream and can now be found in many high performance cars. Up until recently, air filters were a bit more expensive than other types of performance upgrades.
Direct injection, which is also known as DI, is another performance enhancement technique. This method of gas injection uses fuel mixture (gasoline and water) at a higher pressure to directly inject into the combustion chamber. This technology makes direct injection and turbocharging much more powerful. These systems also allow for a direct feed of oxygen into the combustion chamber, which improves combustion and further boosts performance. These systems are often more expensive than traditional fuel injection systems but allow cars to run much longer before requiring re-ignitioning.
Volkswagen Group continues to lead the way with these new performance techniques. They have introduced direct injection technology into their engines for the first time, allowing them to create more power while using less fuel. New turbochargers have also been developed for these
cars. In addition, the waste products from combustion are also being diverted to airbags, which will minimize the damage to occupants. Volkswagen Group continues to work on these areas and will continue to improve their vehicles in the years to come. As new technologies become available, we can expect more tuned versions of these popular models.
With the newer technologies, volkswagens have improved with reliability and dependability. The Volkswagen Jetta reliability rating is high up there and comparable to a lot of the branded popular cars like Honda and Toyota.
In summary, how technology has improved in Volkswagens has moved these German cars to the forefront of performance car brands. New technologies, such as direct injection and turbochargers, have allowed these cars to go faster. These modifications have increased their fuel efficiency as well as decreasing their emissions. These cars have now become popular among the performance car community.