The US customers are clearly said that there is no replacement or displacement, right? Sounds arrogant? Not really, but we think it is more like demanding. So, as the fairy Godmother, Volkswagen granted the wishes by proposing new engine. For all our beloved US reader, are you ready for your new engine option which specially designed by Das Auto?
Some of Volkswagen vehicles are powered by the 2.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine, right? Well, that is not the case anymore. Say goodbye for the aforementioned engine as VW has developed new engine for the US market in the form of 1.8L turbocharged TSI. Disappointed? Don’t be, let’s see what this powerplant has, shall we?
For comparison, the old 2.5L is naturally-aspirated engine unit which powered the affordable models of Volkswagen Jetta and Passat. This particular engine is able to deliver 172 horsepower with 177 lb-ft of peak torque. Sadly, this engine doesn’t equip with direct injection system and the fuel efficiency figures are almost the same with the 2.0L TSI with direct injection system and turbocharged with 30 horsepower less.
Okay, if Volkswagen proposes the 1.8L TSI engine for the US market, it means that they are synchronizing the US with European market. Could this be as global product movement by Das Auto? Just so you know, the aforementioned engine choice for the US market is currently powering some of VW units and Audi models on the European continent with 160 horsepower.