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Bugatti’s Monster W-16 Engine Is Here to Stay For Ten More Years

It would not be an understatement to state 2019 was a Great year for Bugatti. The carmaker knows to not dwell on the past and it is already planning its measures. On this note, we are pleased to report that Bugatti will maintain hold of this 8.0-liter W-16, that will live on “for [the] next decade”

The data comes from Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann himself, through U.K.’s Autocar, that talked with the bossman concerning the organization’s strategies for its quad-turbo engine.

The 8.0-liter W-16’s Prolonged Stay Would Benefit Bugatti and Owners Alike


Talking to Autocar,” Mr. Winkelmann made it crystal clear he sees the W-16 powerplant as “an chance for the future” along with also a “USP [special selling point] that isn’t decreasing in value” What is more, the protracted use of this W-16 appears to VW Group’s boss Herbert Diess, also, who according to Mr. Winkelmann,” understands the worth of a W-16 engine”

In addition, should it last for another decade, the W-16 is likely to be the last ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) used by Bugatti.

The W-16 will become a Highly prized part once the hypercars of Bugatti will exploit, of technology, to different extents, electricity’s energy.

The mid-mounted W-16 made its introduction within the Veyron. It is made of 2 VR8s matched together under precisely the crankshaft. Originally, the W-16 generated 1,001 PS (987 horsepower) but afterward, Veyron iterations packed up to 1,200 PS (1,183 horsepower).

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Specifications

Engine Type 8.0-liter W-16 quad-turbocharged
Horsepower 1,200 horsepower at 6,400 rpm
Torque 1,106 pound-feet at 3,000 rpm
Transmission Type 7-speed DSG automated manual
Drive Style All-wheel drive
0 to 60 mph 2.5 seconds
0 to 100 mph 4.9 seconds
Top Speed 257.8 mph (electronically limited)
Fuel Consumption city/highway/combined 6.32 mpg / 15.8 mpg / 10.18 mpg
CO2 Emissions 539 grams per km


Measuring just 710 mm (27.9 inches) in length, the W-16’s span is Somewhat like a V-12 engine. It tips the scales in only 490 kilos (1,080 lbs ) and can be fitted with titanium piston sticks, an eight-stage oil pump mounted in the crankcase, and also a small-mass flywheel.

Bolted into the motor is a version of the dual-clutch of VW DSG Transmission, albeit substituted and fortified to resist the huge torque amounts of around 1,500 Newton-meters (1,106 pound-feet). You do get that at a Golf, do you really?

From the Bugatti Centodieci, the 8.0-liter W-16 churns out 1,600 PS (1,577 horsepower) at 7,000 rpm, Helping the particular version sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.4 minutes. 0-200 km/h (124 mph) takes only 6.1 seconds, while top speed is capped in 380 km/h (236 mph).

Given the assurance the W-16 could live for another decade of Bugatti, We are guessing there is more electricity to be pulled from the powerplant, which may only indicate that the future automobiles of the carmaker will get more intense. That seems about right.

Bugatti Chiron Performance Specs
Bugatti Centodieci Bugatti Chiron Bugatti Divo Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Engine 8.0-liter W-16 8.0-liter W-16 8.0-liter W-16 8.0-liter W-16
Horsepower 1,600 @ 7,000 RPM 1,479 Horsepower 1,479 Horsepower 1,479 Horsepower
Torque 1180 lb-ft (est) 1180 lb-ft 1180 lb-ft 1180 lb-ft
Transmission Seven-Speed DCT Seven-Speed DCT Seven-Speed DCT Seven-Speed DCT
0-62 MPH 2.4 Seconds 2.5 Seconds 2.3 Seconds 2.4 Seconds
0-124 MPH 6.1 Seconds 6.4 Seconds 6.5 Seconds 6.4 Seconds
0-186 mph 13.1 Seconds 13.6 Seconds 13.4 Seconds (est) 13.6 Seconds
Top Speed 236 MPH 261 MPH 236 MPH 260 MPH
Weight 4356 pounds 4,400 pounds 4,323 pounds 4,300 pounds




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