Skoda Superb line-up increases
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19th July, 2011
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Skoda is offering a new entry point to its Superb model
range. Additionally, the availability of four-wheel drive has expanded. With the addition of the new
103 kW diesel engine, Skoda customers now have access to excellent fuel economy at an affordable
The 103TDI diesel engine in the new Superb offering is exceptionally fuel efficient and works with
common-rail direct injection. Driven by this engine, the Superb's fuel consumption is rated at 6.1
litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (combined cycle). Power output is 103 kW and maximum 320 Nm is
delivered between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. Combined with Skoda’s four-wheel drive system, the Superb
achieves 6.4 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.
Skoda’s advanced four-wheel-drive system is designed to tackle those challenging conditions that
would leave two-wheel drive competitors stranded. Power distribution is controlled electronically by a
fourth-generation Haldex clutch. The fourth-generation Haldex clutch represents the best in modern
four-wheel-drive technology, working with other onboard electronic systems and providing exceptionally
fast response times.
With prices starting at just $38,990* for the Superb Sedan Ambition 103TDI with 6-speed DSG, the new
Superb line-up offers the same great value for money as other Skoda models. For customers requiring an
abundance of space and the convenience of four-wheel drive, the Superb 4x4 103TDI Ambition Wagon with
6-speed DSG is available from $43,990*.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The 103TDI diesel engine shines at practically every engine speed with categorically high torque; it
already delivers its maximum 320 Nm starting at 1,750 rpm and holds it constant up to 2,500 rpm.
Fuel economy figures are remarkably low with the Superb 103TDI only needing 6.1 litres of diesel to
cover 100 kilometres, with CO2 emissions of 161 g/km (Wagon 6.2 L/km; 164 g/km). The Superb 4x4 103TDI
consumes 6.4 L/km and CO2 emissions are a low 167 g/km (Wagon 6.5 L/km; 171 g/km).
The 103 kW 2.0-litre diesel engine is exceptionally fuel efficient and works with common-rail direct
injection. Here fuel induction up to 1,800 bar injection pressure and special eight-hole injection
nozzles deliver especially fine atomisation of the diesel fuel.
Compared to conventional solenoid valves, piezo technology enables more flexible injection processes
with smaller and more precisely metered fuel volumes. The benefit of this technology is a very quiet
and pleasantly smooth running engine, exceptional responsiveness and low fuel consumption and
emissions. Also having a positive effect on acoustics is the completely maintenance-free toothed belt
drive of the camshaft.
The 103TDI is matched with 6-speed DSG transmission and supplied with a diesel particulate filter as
Skoda’s four-wheel-drive is designed to tackle those challenging conditions that would leave
two-wheel drive competitors scrabbling for grip. Power distribution is controlled electronically by a
Haldex clutch. Under normal traction conditions, 96% of the total power is directed to the front axle.
In adverse weather conditions the Haldex system reacts in a split second to redirect power to those
wheels with better traction, greatly increasing driving safety.
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The electronic control unit evaluates all the necessary information such as wheel speed, accelerator
pedal position, engine speed, and data from the chassis stability programmes. This information is used
to regulate the value and development of the hydraulic pressure on the clutch discs. The clutch can
vary the torque distribution ratio between the front and rear wheels from 98:2 up to 2:98.
When braking, the Haldex clutch automatically disconnects, to increase stability. If a sensor fails
or the control unit receives questionable information, the clutch goes into a structured ‘emergency’
programme. If the signals from the wheel revolution sensors are interrupted, the clutch is deactivated
for safety reasons and torque is transmitted to the front wheels only.
SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE
Passenger protection in every Superb is of the highest level, starting with its standard nine
airbags – front driver and passenger airbags, front and rear side airbags, curtain airbags and driver’s
knee airbag are standard across the range. Also standard is the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and
a wide array of electronic safety systems, which ensure good steering control of the vehicle in various
situations. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) are standard components of
the braking system of every Superb, as well as a dual rate brake booster, which contributes to a
shorter braking distance in critical situations.
The standard equipment across all trim levels - Ambition, 4x4 Ambition, Elegance and 4x4 Elegance -
is extraordinary and ensures every choice is sophisticated, luxurious and practical.
Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, multi-function trip computer, Bluetooth®, MP3 auxiliary
input socket, cruise control, light assistant, front fog lights with corner function, rear parking
sensors with acoustic warning and optical display, chrome interior trim and a leather package for the
four-spoke multi-function steering wheel, gearshift lever and handbrake grip, are standard across the
entire range. For the Superb Wagon range, the innovative Park Assist parallel parking system which
includes front parking sensors comes as standard.
Pricing* for the new additions to the Skoda Superb line-up
Superb 103TDI Ambition $38,990*
Superb 4x4 103TDI Ambition $41,990*
Superb 4x4 103TDI Elegance $48,490*
Superb 103TDI Ambition $40,990*
Superb 4x4 103TDI Ambition $43,990*
Superb 4x4 103TDI Elegance $50,490*
NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory
charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are
subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.