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Jetta Gets Clean Diesel TDI in ‘08
Sedan will be the first model with clean diesel engine
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There are more details on the upcoming VW Jetta clean diesel model due in the U.S. next year.

Volkswagen confirms that the Jetta sedan will be the first of the company's vehicles to get its new clean diesel engine in 2008.

The clean-diesel Jetta TDI bows in the fourth quarter of this year. Production will begin in January of 2008 and will go on sale by late spring. The new diesel will be 50-state compliant and will be badged as a TDI.

The engine will be a common-rail 2.0-liter diesel four with 140 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. The engine will use an oxygen after-treatment system and a particulate filter to meet 50-state diesel emission requirements. VW says the new engine's fuel economy and NVH will be significantly improved over the former 1.9-liter diesel engine.

Pricing hasn't been announced but the diesel will be pricier than the gas-engined Jetta. Diesel Jetta sedans and SportWagens will hit California and New England first when they arrive in showrooms by March.

Volkswagen is a diesel pioneer in the U.S. , with more than 800,000 diesel cars sold.
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I would love to have one of these cars. 50mpg is just amazing, I can only get from 16-19mpg in my truck...OUCH!!

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A chick I dated in the early 90's had a diesel Rabbit with 300,000-plus miles on it and it still ran good. The interior was always dirty, she had horses and hauled hay in the back of it. These things are great. A new diesel Rabbit or Jetta would be a very smart buy, imo.
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i heard that this way delayed now until late 08. anyone else hear that?

i parked next to a 4 door rabbit yesterday. brand new. had custom wheels. sucker was hot. does the rabbit get a diesel too? that would be the ultimate NOS talgia trip. my dad almost got a rabbit diesel when i was a pup

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well if i ever to get a major gas saver ill either be considering something like the Volt or a TDI... i just hope they change the styling before i do make a purchase.

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If I were really hung up on gas prices or had a really long commute, I wouldn't mind having a diesel again...my old Escort got over 50 mpg on the highway and over 45 around town.

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Seems like it would be a cool family car.

Chris

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The engine will use an oxygen after-treatment system and a particulate filter to meet 50-state diesel emission requirements.

Any more details on the treatment system and the filter? Is it similar to BlueTec?

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update. anyone have new info on this? i was just looking at the jetta sportwagen on the vw website and it says the jetta wagon is available spring 08. is the diesel available then?

67 cubic feet of cargo and an optional fold flat front seat in the jetta sportwagen. add the diesel and it could make road trips REALLY inexpensive.

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update. anyone have new info on this? i was just looking at the jetta sportwagen on the vw website and it says the jetta wagon is available spring 08. is the diesel available then?

67 cubic feet of cargo and an optional fold flat front seat in the jetta sportwagen. add the diesel and it could make road trips REALLY inexpensive.

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At the Chicago Auto Show today Volkswagen spokesman Keith Price confirms that the first new CleanTDI models will be arriving at Volkswagen dealerships in June 2008. Each dealer in United States and Canada will get one example from the initial batch of 1,000 cars.

These first cars will be used to introduce potential customers to the new CleanTDI technology with test drives available throughout the summer. In late August to early September regular volumes of diesel Jettas will go on sale at Volkswagen dealers throughout North America.

The new CleanTDI Jetta will be Volkswagen's first 50-state legal Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions compliant diesel model. In 2006, the last year that a 45-state legal diesel Jetta was available, the diesel comprised 30 percent of Jetta sales nationally even though it was not available in California and four north eastern states.

In November 2008 Volkswagen will begin production of the new Touareg CleanTDI SUV with sales to follow around the end of the year."

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Good news indeed. They should sell a lot of these. Now lets see if they bring it out in the Rabbit.

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If my '07 Rabbit continues to be reliable as its been (22k and no problems, minus the iPod adapter), I'll consider a TDI Rabbit as my next purchase.

Diesel engines are more efficient, have great torque, and get much better gas mileage (wish price per gallon was a little cheaper though). I thoroughly enjoyed driving them while in Europe and I'd prefer one in my next purchase.

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I wonder if they will offer this engine in larger cars.. a diesel Passat or A4 for the US would be nice. (it would be very cool to see the A5 3.0TDI in the US).

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Test drove a prev. gen Diesel Rabbit/Golf and almost bought it before I bought the Scion xB.

Thinking this looks very good indeed.

Red, glad to hear your Rabbit has been reliable.

Chris

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I would love to get one of these, its just too bad the cost of diesel is through the roof right now. It would be hard to justify the cost of diesel fuel and the extra cost of the TDi option. Diesel right now in my area is $3.80 gal! Yes you would get more miles per tank but it gets a little sketchy when your watching the gas(diesel)pump go up and up and up.

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Lots of torque: that's what you get with a high-quality diesel engine. That's why performance enthusiasts are excited about the reemergence of the diesel engine. They're clean too so there's a big plus right there. Just hoping though that they have reliable car parts too.

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Lots of torque: that's what you get with a high-quality diesel engine. That's why performance enthusiasts are excited about the reemergence of the diesel engine. They're clean too so there's a big plus right there. Just hoping though that they have reliable car parts too.

Agreed, but your plug sux. Lawl @ teh n00berz. g0 bak 2 noogrndz n00blet.

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Lots of torque: that's what you get with a high-quality diesel engine. That's why performance enthusiasts are excited about the reemergence of the diesel engine. They're clean too so there's a big plus right there. Just hoping though that they have reliable car parts too.

I'd love to see GM get with the program and offer a CTS diesel, Camaro diesel, etc. here...

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According to VW's site the Jetta diesel will now be coming fall of this year?! They keep pushing the date back, maybe they are running into some unknown problems.

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Volkswagen finishes up Jetta BlueTDI development, on sale this summer

The new, fifty-state legal Jetta BlueTDI is finally done and it's coming soon. At the International Vienna Motor Symposium in Austria, Volkswagen announced that it's completed development on what they are calling the BlueTDI system for their US diesels. Like Mercedes (BlueTec) and BMW (BluePerformance), VW is adopting the Blue moniker for their cleanest, most efficient systems. The Jetta BlueTDI will be the first Tier2 Bin5 compliant diesels that doesn't have to use a urea injection system to meet the new NOx emissions standard. VW started with the updated 2.0L TDI that was launched in the European Tiguan last fall. Individual cylinder pressure sensors were added that allow the engine management system to optimize the fuel injection pulses to keep combustion temperatures down. That helped VW eliminate 60-percent of the NOx emissions before you even get to the exhaust stream. The exhaust gas flowing from the 2.0L engine are low enough that VW was able to use a lean NOx trap to convert the remaining NOx to nitrogen and water. However, the larger 3.0L V-6 TDI that is coming in the Touareg and Audi Q7 at the end of the year will have to use urea injection. In addition to the NOx trap, there is a particulate filter to eliminate the soot often associated with diesel engines. The new Jetta will be able to get up to 60mpg when cruising on the highway, a boost of 12-percent over the last US-market Jetta TDI from 2006. The Jetta BlueTDI should be the first of the new round of diesels to come to market when it arrives later this summer. The first batch of cars should actually start arriving at US dealers in June, where they will be available for test drives through the summer before going on sale in September.

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[source: Autoblog]

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Would VW make up their mind already?! First it was this spring, then this summer, and then this fall, and now back to this summer. But, holy crap up to 60mpg on the freeway sign me up!! Oh wait diesel prices are off the charts too, maybe I will hold off.

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