Constant investment in Research and Development has allowed UFI Filters, a leader in filtration and thermal management, to strengthen its relationship with the largest car manufacturer in Europe: the Volkswagen Group. UFI FILTERS confirms its valued partnership as future sole supplier of the fuel filtration systems for the 1.6 and 2.0 litres EA288 EVO diesel engines on the MQB platforms.
Both engines belong in the German company’s most popular category. They are installed in a number of different models, including the Volkswagen Golf, T-Roc, Tiguan, Touran and Passat; the Audi A3, Q2 and Q3; the Škoda Kodiaq and Octavia, as well as in the SEAT Ateca, Leon and Tarraco. Each model avails of a whole series of advantages in terms of fuel consumption, comfort and performance.
The UFI fuel filter is mounted on the economical 1.6 TDI and the powerful 2.0 TDI, ensuring proper engine function by protecting the injection system and allowing for a reduction in fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. The filtering module is composed of a cellulose-based green (environmentally friendly) immersion cartridge, with a layer of very thin synthetic fibres (meltblown) on the outside. It has an impurity filtering capacity of more than 95% for particles of up to 3 μm.
The structure of the body and cover with hydraulic fittings features coated steel, which provides excellent resistance to corrosion, explosion and impact. The filter also has a system to assist cold starting, through partial diesel recirculation, which thus allows a reduction in consumption and emissions on the cars where it’s fitted, in line with the Euro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISC standard.
Rinaldo Facchini, UFI Filters Group CEO, comments: “This project is another step forward with respect to our Original Equipment presence, for one of the world’s most important manufacturers. Being the sole supplier of this filter confirms our excellence while also benefiting our Aftermarket clients who can avail of a product that is of OE pedigree in terms of quality, performance and size.”
The diesel filter cartridge is available in the Aftermarket and listed in the print and online catalogues, product codes UFI FILTERS 26.038.00 and SOFIMA FILTER S 6038 NE.
Senior Account Manager DACH / UK