Home / Auto News / News article: Volkswagen To Phase Out 2.5 Liter 5-Cylinder With New 1.8-Liter Turbo 4 - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 20 2011, 11:30 AM

Reports from sources within Volkswagen has revealed intents to replace its less popular 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine for a new 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder engine.

This smaller turbocharged engine is based on the staple 2.0 liter turbo engine found in the GTI, and are already found in Volkwagen’s European offerings. Producing 158-hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, the new 1.8 is capable of 33-mpg on the highway when placed in a manual VW Jetta.

While the figure falls significantly short of the Chevrolet Cruze Eco’s 42 mpg, Volkswagen can still benefit from the use of the engine as its 2.0 FSI origins can allow the company manufacturing efficiency and allot the assembly of both engines under one facility.

[Source: Car&Driver]