Czech automaker Škoda Auto launches production of a new engine at its home plant in Mlada Boleslav. It is a turbocharged petrol three-cylinder 1.0 TSI EA 211 Series. The engine with four valves per cylinder, whose block is cast in aluminum, features a compact size and extremely sophisticated and quiet operation, the company stated.
So far, Škoda Auto has produced 13 million engines, starting in 1899. Engine production of the EA 211 Series began in 2012 and is currently running in four volume variants.
The new 1.0 TSI engine further expands the range of this series. The three-cylinder engine features lightweight forged aluminum pistons and connecting rods. It does not require the use of a balancer shaft. Unlike the four-cylinder engines of comparable power it is more compact, lighter and it operates with less internal friction, the automaker mentioned.
In recent years, Škoda Auto has greatly been expanding the production capacities of its main plant, whether it was the production of vehicles or engines. Currently, there are up to 2,300 power units/a day produced in Mlada Boleslav. There are about 1,400 employees working in the production of engines.