Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
January 28, 2012
Back in November, we reported on Volkswagen was planning on dropping the 2.5L for a 1.8T due to the company simplifying their manufacturing and to increase fuel economy. Now, there is another engine in play.
Volkswagen executives told Car & Driver the Jetta could drop its 2.5L for a 1.4T engine. The 1.4T made its first appearance in the Jetta Hybrid shown at the North American International Auto Show in January. The 1.4T produces 150 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque, both of which would be reasonable numbers in the Jetta’s segment. Plus, the 1.4T should deliver better MPG than the 2.5L.
Plans for the swap haven’t been finalized, but executives seem confident in the plan being approved. And if the 1.4T is approved for Jetta, expect it to find a place in the Beetle and Golf.
Source: Car & Driver