Volkswagen Unveils New Diesel Motor to Replace 2.0L TDI

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Volkswagen Unveils New Diesel Motor to Replace 2.0L TDI
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Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine is coming to the 2015 Passat, Golf, Jetta and Beetle, to replace the current 2.0-liter diesel offering.

While the engines share bore spacing, VW says that this new engine has been designed to reduce emissions, while providing more power. The new motor, designated EA288, makes 10 more horsepower than the previous diesel, and is rated at 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. It is a turbocharged, common-rail, direct-injection four-cylinder.

To help improve emissions, a new exhaust gas recirculation system has been installed, the water-cooled intercooler and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve have been integrated with the intake manifold and the exhaust after-treatment components have been moved closer to the engine by combining the diesel particulate filter (DPF) with the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst.

To decrease friction in the motor, VW has added new camshaft and balancer shaft bearings, new piston rings, and a two-stage oil pump with volumetric flow regulation.

This new motor will debut in the 2015 Jetta, Passat, Golf and Beetle, which will all be available in dealerships by the second half of 2014. Eventually, this new motor will replace every 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel fitted in an Audi or Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel model.

Discuss this story at vwforum.com

  • smartacus

    outasight! 150 horses and 136 torque from only a 2.0 TDI?
    spank} spank} spank}

  • http://www.autoguide.com Stephen Elmer

    Ya, that should have read 150 hp and 236 lb-ft. It has been updated.

  • Hawt Shiz

    I wish this whole diesel thing would just fade. Stick to Europe where people don’t mind crappy cars.

  • accidental mechanic

    the BRM is absolute junk, what an expensive lemon. SuckWagon

  • Pierre

    I have a Jetta TDI 2011 and the engine is great.. the rest of the car is so..so.. Service (in Canada) is even worse. You can’t even trust them to use the correct oil. That’s where VW needs to improve.

  • Pierre

    Spoken like someone that probably hasn’t been in Europe. Peugeot, Citroen, Mercedes , have some of the best looking cars out there. Granted they are not purposely build to withstand North American winters, but they do well everywhere else.

  • Diabroker

    Perhaps someone, somewhere should point out when buyers are looking at these things that the Diesel Particulate Filters need replacing at 120,000 and cost upwards of $2500…. negating much of the savings over those 5 years of ownership……no one told me until that little light came on………and I bought it new. So with the timing belt, DPF and routine maintenance at 120,000… add $4000 to your cost of ownership………

  • John_QPublic

    We are being quoted $5100 for a dpi replacement at 95,000 miles.