new-old Kombi

I was flicking through a English mag Ultra VW,August2011, and found this
http://www.danburymotorcaravans.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=19
Does anyone know what watercooled engine it uses?(Golf??),where are they still being built?(RSA,Mexico,Brazil),would you buy one of these,or a new new T5?
BenC

It has a Polo 1.4 Engine - have a look at the attachment

Hans



On 02/11/2011 21:23, Ben wrote:
 

I was flicking through a English mag Ultra VW,August2011, and found this
http://www.danburymotorcaravans.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=19
Does anyone know what watercooled engine it uses?(Golf??),where are they still being built?(RSA,Mexico,Brazil),would you buy one of these,or a new new T5?
BenC


These are Brazilian specials.

Note the extra swage line on the cab doors and the radiator mounted on the front behind the fake spare wheel carrier.

They use a 1.4L total flex engine taken from some other vehicle over in Brazil which can run on pure ethanol.

Apparently they rust badly along the gutter lines as they are not well painted and the exhausts only last about 6 months before they rot away.

Skot

On 2/11/2011 9:53 PM, Ben wrote:
 

I was flicking through a English mag Ultra VW,August2011, and found this
http://www.danburymotorcaravans.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=19
Does anyone know what watercooled engine it uses?(Golf??),where are they still being built?(RSA,Mexico,Brazil),would you buy one of these,or a new new T5?
BenC


You'd never be able to register one in Australia if you imported one either thanks to the ADRs
Gary Cookson


On 02/11/2011, at 10:51 PM, Scott Pitcher wrote:

 

These are Brazilian specials.

Note the extra swage line on the cab doors and the radiator mounted on the front behind the fake spare wheel carrier.

They use a 1.4L total flex engine taken from some other vehicle over in Brazil which can run on pure ethanol.

Apparently they rust badly along the gutter lines as they are not well painted and the exhausts only last about 6 months before they rot away.

Skot

On 2/11/2011 9:53 PM, Ben wrote:

 

I was flicking through a English mag Ultra VW,August2011, and found this
http://www.danburymotorcaravans.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=19
Does anyone know what watercooled engine it uses?(Golf??),where are they still being built?(RSA,Mexico,Brazil),would you buy one of these,or a new new T5?
BenC




The T2c, so called because it got a slightly raised roof – by about 10 cm (3.9 in) – in the early 1990s, is built for the South American and Central American markets. It can be imported into other countries, such as the United Kingdom.

Since 1995, the T2c has been built in Brazil with 1.6 L air-cooled engines for the Brazilian market, and with the water-cooled 1.8 L inline four cylinder 67 kW (91 PS; 90 bhp) fuel injected engine for the Mexican market, the latter easily identified by their large, black-coloured, front-mounted radiators.

Since production of the original Beetle was halted in late 2003 as a 2004 model, the T2 remained the only Volkswagen model with the traditional air-cooled, rear-mounted boxer engine until the Brazilian model shifted to a water-cooled engine on 23 December 2005. There was a 1.6 L 50 hp (37 kW; 51 PS) water-cooled diesel engined version of the T2, which was manufactured from 1981 to 1985 in Brazil. This version was very economical – values from 15 km/l to 18 km/l are reported[17] – but it suffered from low performance and a insufficiently capable cooling system, which led to short engine life.

The end of the Volkswagen air-cooled engine on a worldwide basis was marked by a Special Edition Kombi. An exclusive Silver paint job, and limited edition emblems were applied to only 200 units in late 2005, and were sold as 2006 models.

More onerous emissions laws introduced by the Brazilian government for 2006 forced a shift to water-cooled engines. The new "Flex Fuel" water-cooled engine will run on petrol as well as alcohol, which costs about 50% less than ordinary fuel in Brazil. Borrowed from the Volkswagen Fox, the engine is a rear-mounted EA-111 1.4 L 8v Total Flex 1,390 cc (84.8 cu in), 58 kW (79 PS; 78 bhp) on petrol, and 60 kW (82 PS; 80 bhp) when run on ethanol, and 124 N·m (91 ft·lbf) torque. This version has been very successful, despite the minor changes made to the overall T2-bodied vehicle. It still includes the four-speed transmission, but with a new final drive ratio it can cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph) at 4,100 rpm. Top speed is 130 km/h (81 mph). 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) is achieved in 22.7 seconds (vs. 29.5 seconds for the last air-cooled version). Improvements were made with 6.6% better fuel economy, and nearly 2 decibel (dB) less noise (again vs. the air-cooled version).

The Volkswagen Type T2 is by far the longest model run in Brazil, having been introduced in September 1950 as the Volkswagen "Kombi", a name it has kept throughout production. The fierce competition from European front-wheel drive newer generation vans still cannot match the Kombi's unparalleled cost-benefit equation. Only produced in two versions, bus (nine-seater or 12-seater – a fourth row is added for metro transportation or school bus market) or panel van, it offers only one factory option: the rear window defog. As of June 2009, the T2 is built at the Volkswagen Group's São Bernardo do Campo plant at a rate of 97 per day.

Analysts say production will come to an end in Brazil by 2012, when ABS brakes and airbags are scheduled to become mandatory.


--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "busman.syncro@..." <busman.syncro@...> wrote:
>
>
> It has a Polo 1.4 Engine - have a look at the attachment
>
> Hans
>
>
>
> On 02/11/2011 21:23, Ben wrote:
> >
> > I was flicking through a English mag Ultra VW,August2011, and found this
> > http://www.danburymotorcaravans.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=19
> > <http://www.danburymotorcaravans.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=19>
> > Does anyone know what watercooled engine it uses?(Golf??),where are
> > they still being built?(RSA,Mexico,Brazil),would you buy one of
> > these,or a new new T5?
> > BenC
> >
> >
>