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    Volkswagen Plans To Retire Their Naturally-Aspirated Engines, Go Turbo

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    September 18, 2013

    Volkswagen is planning to shutter all of its naturally-aspirated engines within the next three to four years. This news came from Volkswagen’s executive vice president for group quality, Mark Trahan.

    “You have to have a turbo these days. We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it’s in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum.”

    That engine is the 3.6L VR6 that is found in the Passat, CC, and Touareg.

    Source: The Detroit News

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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    Interesting, so they will all be turbo or supercharged then. Be interesting to see if they really get higher mileage in real world driving since we know they guzzle gas under lead foot for the fun factor.

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