Diesel lovers rejoice. Volkswagen is bringing the most recent iteration of its 2.-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine – dubbed the EA288 – to the 2015 model 12 months Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle (2013 model pictured over) and Beetle Convertible, and the autos will be on sale in the second half of 2014.
While it shares its moniker with the old diesel, the new engine generates 150 horsepower, a 10-hp improve, and 236 pound-feet of torque. VW promises improved fuel economy as properly, but it hasn’;t announced specifically what sum yet. The business claims that in spite of the same displacement, only the bore spacing is shared with the prior model. The mill includes new characteristics like exhaust fuel recirculation, an intercooler integrated into the intake manifold and reduced-friction camshaft bearings.
VW Group of America has had excellent success with diesels in the US just lately. Vee-Dub and Audi sold 105,899 diesel-outfitted versions in 2013. It was the first time the group ever offered in excess of 25,000 diesels in a year, and they accounted for 24 % of revenue. Scroll down to go through the complete press release about the announcement.
Mar 18, 2014
-New, much more fuel-effective EA288 engine will debut in 2nd half of 2014 in the model 12 months 2015 Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle-
Dearborn, Mich. (March 18, 2014) – Douglas Skorupski, Manager of Technical Approach, Volkswagen of America, right now presented the launch information of the company’;s newest, most fuel-efficient, TDI® Clean Diesel engine, designated EA288. For the duration of a presentation delivered at the Automotive Planet Megatrends USA conference in Dearborn, Mich., Skorupski stated that the new engine will energy the 2015 Golf, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, and Jetta, all of which are set to arrive in dealer showrooms in the 2nd half of 2014.
Volkswagen Group of America (VWGOA) has had continued success with Clean Diesel technologies: In 2013, VWGOA sold 105,899 TDI Clean Diesel vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi brand names. This was the very first time it passed the 100,000 product sales milestone in a calendar 12 months, representing practically 75 percent of the diesel income for passenger cars and SUVs in the United States in 2013. Volkswagen and Audi at present offer twelve diverse TDI Clean Diesel powered designs in the United States.
“The Volkswagen Group is a leader in Clean Diesel technologies,” stated Skorupski. “With the introduction of the new EA288 engine, we are enthusiastic that our household of TDI Clean Diesel automobiles is continuing to boost and will be even cleaner and far more fuel efficient and effective. We’;re enthusiastic to see the rising numbers of buyers ready to get pleasure from the reliability, sturdiness, fuel-efficiency and power of Clean Diesel engines.”
Ever given that 1977, when Volkswagen very first supplied a diesel engine in the Rabbit, the firm has offered far more than 1 million cars and SUVs powered by these engines in the U.S. High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel Volkswagen versions accounted for 24 percent of sales in 2013, the best consequence on record. The TDI models in the Audi and Volkswagen lineup provide up to thirty % far better fuel economy and twelve-30 percent decrease carbon dioxide emissions than comparable gasoline engines.
The new EA288 engine will eventually substitute all the 2.-liter TDI Clean Diesel engines currently fitted in Audi and Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel versions. This turbocharged, common-rail, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine makes 150 horsepower-an improve of 10 hp over the existing engine-and 236 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant shares only the bore spacing with the preceding diesel engine that had the same designation. A variety of alterations have been manufactured to aid decrease emissions, such as: use of a complicated exhaust gas recirculation technique integration of the intercooler with the intake manifold, which also improves throttle response and packaging the exhaust after-therapy components close to the engine.
The engine also has a variety of modifications to aid decrease friction and optimize fuel economic system: there are low-friction bearings for the camshaft and balancer shafts, piston rings that have much less pre-tension, and the oil pump is a 2-stage device with volumetric movement regulation.
About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, 1 of the world’;s major car manufacturers and the greatest carmaker in Europe. It operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a around the world family of distinguished and fascinating brand names like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as effectively as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company’;s headquarters are in Herndon, Va., Volkswagen Group of America brings autos to the U.S. that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the purpose of offering attractive, protected, and eco-aware vehicles that are aggressive and set globe specifications in their respective classes. The organization has approximately 6,000 workers in the United States and sells its vehicles via a 992-robust dealer ne2rk.