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Škoda Octavia Picks Up Two New Engines: 1.2 TSI and 1.6 TDI CR DSG

The Škoda Octavia family has been augmented with two new engines: a new, downsized turbocharged, direct injection 1.2 TSI 105bhp gasoline engine and the latest 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp diesel engine with DSG dual-clutch transmission. Škoda is part of the Volkswagen Group.

Škoda Octavia. Click to enlarge.

The 1.2 TSI 105bhp is now available with both 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG gearboxes, in either hatchback or estate bodystyles and in S and SE trim levels. The 1.2 TSI hatch combines low CO2 emissions of 134 g/km with a 0-62mph time of 10.8 seconds. Fuel consumption is 5.7 L/100km (41.3 mpg US). This new engine is available with both 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions.

The recently introduced, latest-generation 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp diesel is now also available with 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox, offering CO2 emissions of 123g/km. The 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp DSG is available with the same bodystyle and trim combinations as the 1.2 TSI as well as in Elegance guise.



134g/km is "low," but 123g/km is not. Maybe the words "low CO2" emissions should have a standard meaning on this site, such as low CO2 emissions = <100g/km. "Very low CO2" emissions could be a good amount less, say 25% less, at <75g/km as in upcoming PHEV's. I know that this is a niggling complaint, but I'm not impressed with either engine.

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