Next-Generation Volkswagen Diesel Engines to Debut This Year

Next-Generation Volkswagen Diesel Engines to Debut This Year

Volkswagen will be releasing a new generation of diesel engines for their upcoming MLB- and MQB-platform vehicles. The new turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine range will be called “EA288” and will have a displacement range of 1.6L to 2.0L.

America however will only get the 2.0L TDI that will have around 190-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the current generation’s 2.0L TDI, that is a 36-percent increase in horsepower and a 19-percent increase in torque. We should expect to see the new 2.0L TDI in the next-generation Golf, Jetta, and Passat. It’s also safe to assume that fuel efficiency will improve in addition to its performance increase.

The EA288 engines are receiving other tweaks as well, including the integration of the exhaust manifold into the engine head in order to help dissipate heat. It will pack a selective catalytic reduction system to help reduce total emissions by as much as 45-percent compared to its predecessor. We should be seeing the debut of the new EA288 with the MK VII Golf that debuts in Europe this summer.

[Source: Car and Driver]

  • Greg Faulkner

    How does the author know America will get only the 2.0-liter? Was that announced by VW/Audi, or is that simply an assumption? Either way, the new engine(s) must be all EPA certified.

    I know VW had to qwell its plans to put the current 2.0L TDI in the Tiquan, because it didn’t meet power expectations of it customers for that compact SUV, but I feel that most Jetta, Golf, Beetle, and even Passat TDI lookers are more economy consious and would prefer a boost in fuel economy over a power increase. The new 2.0 may even work for the Routon, but I wonder if the 1.6 will achieve the old 2.0 performance numbers with better mpg for the compact lines. The 1.6 would also work well for a Polo if VW decides to enter the growing economy-car market. Of course, VW would have to pay the hefty cost of getting emission compliance and may stick with only one displacement, which would probably be the 2.0.

  • medmed

    190-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque

  • medmed

    190-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, that’s the only engine I want, a golf with 190-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and 40+ mpg, you can forget anout the GTI!!!!

  • Jeff

    I have asked the dealers about this new engine and they are clueless.  Do you know when we might actually see this newer more efficient TDI engine in the showrooms.  I would buy one immediately. 

  • Mrbill757

    Americans are so-o-oo- stupid.  A bunch of followers and completely led by anyone with enuf ambition to get off their couch and lobby politicians who have become quite scared of these eco-nazis in the US who have campaigned over the years while your average American continues to eat potato chips and drink rotten Budweiser beer while watching overpaid athletes play a game on their idiot tubes.  Americans have been so duped.  Oh-oh-oh….oh no Mr Bill……..not a dreaded diesel engine!!!!!!!  Its so smokey and noisy and well, it pollutes the Earth!!!!  It has no power and well……..diesel gas costs so much!!!!!  Never mind how the bought off politicians cater to farmers producing corn.  Imagine having no subsidies because diesel engines get twice the fuel mileage and don’t use corn.  Never mind that ethynol gas ruins lawn mower engines, tractors, etc.  I guess Americans would rather pollute the Earth,  by transporting all kinds of differing blends of fuel which cost 30% more because of the eco-nazis that buy off money hungry politicians.  Never mind all the pollution caused by having to transport twice as much fuel since unleaded cars get half the mileage.  Never mind that there’s less energy used in refining diesel fuel.  Never mind that diesel gas is 30 cents E cheaper than unleaded in Europe.  There…I fell better.  No surprise that America’s educational system has fallen behind every advanced community and even many third world countries.  Keep ’em stupid and driving 25 mpg vehicles.

  • IKant

    I cannot agree with you more. It is the US Congress controlled by the oil companies that passed the Clean Diesel Act around 2008. I have a ’83 VW Rabbit pickup with a 1.6L diesel that I have been operating on vegetable oil from restraunts for almost 10 years. I go everywhere with it, and only stop at the gas station about once a month. I am the proof that the diesel engine is the answer to out environmental and transportation problems. Issue: How do we get rid of the oil companies?

  • mrbill757

    Congress has been controlled by the left and democrats since the 40s except for a few years during Clinton’s term. Dems hate oil companies.