2018-2019 Volkswagen Crafter  – Crafter Updated with a new range of engines

2018-2019 Volkswagen Crafter – Crafter Updated with a new range of engines

2018-2019 Volkswagen Crafter not sold well and is not as popular as the more compact Caddy and Transporter T5 INDUSTRIAL , who are the undisputed leaders in their respective segments in the car market, but the German car manufacturer, with a line of new engines, plans to take a class in the 5.0-tonne vehicle from one leading position.


As the representative of the company, the purpose of go with the updated Crafter from the third position to the second in Europe, and the world is planned to reach the third place, in the present sixth. The new generation of VW Crafter with more efficient engines will be available from the end of June .

Except for one, the 2018-2019 Volkswagen says goodbye to the 5-tsilidnrovymi power units, instead of which new Crafter complement the already well-known on the latest versions of the T5 and Amarok 4-cylinder TDI engine capacity of 2.0 liters. The power unit, before installation on Crafter undergone changes, which include a special coating on the piston rings and improved EGR turbocharged.

Except that a four-cylinder engine itself is more economical, an additional gain in fuel efficiency due to the lower available power unit weight. In general, the new Crafter is lighter by 90 kilograms with an increased carrying capacity.

The 2.0-liter TDI engines offered in the VW Crafter three versions of different capacity.

  • 109-hp with a maximum torque of 300 Nm;
  • 136-horsepower, torque is 340 Newton-meters;
  • 163-hp with a Bi-Turbo technology and 400 Nm of torque.

Consumption of the first two engines on an average of 7.9 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. Compared with the previous version, the economy – 1.9 liters per hundred. If a new bundling Crafter additional package Blue Motion, which includes an engine management system start-stop and a faster final transmission rate is further reduced to 0.3 liters.

But the most impressive figure in the engine with Twin Turbo and Blue Motion Technology – 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers with emissions of 189 grams per kilometer. The net savings of the new Crafter in comparison with the 5-cylinder engine offered previously – 33 percent, or a decrease in consumption and emissions by 3.6 liters per hundred and 96 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Increasing the performance of the new Crafter is especially useful at a speed of 80 to 120 kilometers per hour, due to the availability of torque on the engine capacity of 136 horsepower in the range from 1600 to 2250 rpm. In low power unit the initial torque threshold even lower at 100 rpm.

All engines are updated Crafter running paired with a manual transmission. The only alternative left version with a 100-kilowatt (136 horsepower) 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, which is offered in a complete set with an automatic transmission.

Exterior changes and redesign of the interior at first sight are not visible, but the 2018-2019 Volkswagen, with its German precision, while updating Crafter took care of it, and automatic transmission will also be available on 2.0-liter versions.

Also, 2018-2019 Volkswagen reported a decline with a new range of engines operating costs and increase the warranty period to three years or 250,000 kilometers. Updated VW Crafter is available in four versions with different lengths and three heights and weights – from the board of the truck up to 19-seat, a comfortable mini bus.

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