Friday, May 03, 2013

The "not quite 2014" new VW Turbo engine.


It now replaces the "old" 2.0 Turbo in the Beetle and Jetta GLI.
It makes just 10hp more. Uses about 8% less gas.

Let's hope it's also a lot smoother and quieter than the current engine. Which sounds too much like a diesel.
Many blame Direct Injection for this. But GM and Ford also have 2.0 Liter turbo engines with direct injection. And they are always very smooth and quiet.

Here is a  list of the changes to the engine:

 Engine weight has been reduced by eight pounds, to 290 pounds overall. Among the improvements on this engine are: a thinwall crankcase casting; exhaust headers that are integrated into the cylinder head; smaller diameter main bearings; roller bearings for the twin balancer shafts; and a crankshaft that has four counterweights instead of eight.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was parked behind a new Audi SUV the other day still with dealer tags. It started up and shook the ground and my car. I had never experienced such a thing and looked on the back tailgate and it was a 2.0 engine.

Anonymous said...

The engine is 8 pounds lighter and will shake apart much faster then the current one. Is that what they mean?