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#399 of 418 Important message re VW Diesels
Mar 25, 2003 (10:30 pm)
Starting in September 2003, VWs will come with the "NEW" diesel engine that replaces the TDI.
It displaces 2.0 liters vs. 1.9 for TDI, and has 130 HP vs. 90 for TDI.
Sales-woman that I bought my '98 Beetle TDI from said VW told them to clear out all TDIs because they'll be a bugger to sell with the new, better engine avail. for the same price.
This engine is alread in the SHARAN minivan in Europe (with 6-speed and optional 4WD).
PS: My '98 TDI just turned over 150,000 kms coming back from Seattle Monday and runs as good as new. Still over 50 Miles per Cdn. Gallon at 75-85 MPH on the freeway.
Mar 26, 2003 (6:24 am)
That engine is for the Passat only. The Jetta/Golf will continue with the 1.9, possibly getting the 100 hp model in the near future, but thats it.
Mar 26, 2003 (10:39 pm)
I thought they were dropping the 1.9 litre alltogether.???
It seems they're going to 500cc/cylinder across the board from 2-liter 4-bangers, to the 2.5 V-5 in Europe, the new 3-liter V6 (in Audi), the 4-liter W8 in Passat and V8-tdi in Audi, and the 5-liter V-10 in the Phaeton/Touareg.
It makes sense from a parts manufacturing/spare-parts logistics point-of-view.
Imagine only one piston, con-rod, etc. for over a dozen engines. "Platform design" maximized!
Mar 27, 2003 (6:46 am)
The word over at that other TDI site is that it'll be the 100HP engine for 2004 Jetta (wagon), Beetle, and Golf, and the 134HP engine for the Passat.
Mar 27, 2003 (8:40 am)
Not only is the 1.9L TDI not being eliminated for North America it will continue to be offered in Europe. The TDI for 2004 may have single unit injection or "pump deuse" as it is called by VW but do not expect the 2.0 TDI. The new engine has been speculated to have 100HP vs. the 90HP of the current TDI but actual HP of the current TDI is already 100HP when dyno'd.
#405 of 418 Hi Everyone - A post was just deleted...
Mar 27, 2003 (12:49 pm)
Please refer to my last Post ##393.
To those concerned: Feel free to email me if you have any question/comments regarding this matter. Please do not address this matter with me here. I do not set policy here, nor can I change it. However, as host, I am required to enforce it. Hope you understand.
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#407 of 418 1.9L and 2.0L TDI offered in new Audi A3
Mar 27, 2003 (1:54 pm)
The 1.9L in pump deuse format 105hp and the new 2.0L TDI pump deuse 134hp are both being offered in the new Audi A3 which is built on the same platform as VW Mk5 that will show up in 2004/2005 timeframe.
1.9L is not going away anytime soon.
#408 of 418 Hi moparbad-
Mar 27, 2003 (5:39 pm)
Thanks for your information. Also, regarding your previous question, I sent you an email which you may find helpful. Please email me if you have any questions. Happy posting!
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