VW Confirms New Turbodiesel Due Later This Year

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Fans of Volkswagen diesels will be thrilled to know that later this year, the automaker’s latest 2-liter turbo-four will be available for the 2015 Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle Convertible.

Autoblog reports the new EA288 TDI will produce 150 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, with an additional 10-horsepower boost for road train-passing emergencies. Other features include EGR, an intake manifold with integrated intercooler, and low-friction camshaft bearings.

Though the turbodiesel will arrive in five VW models for the 2015 model year, all Audis and Volkswagens will eventually receive the EA288 as the automaker phases out the current 2-liter TDI; 12 such models are in showrooms at present, with 105,899 units sold in 2013.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Mar 19, 2014

    DeadWeight, I see nothing unreasonable on your list. Except the seating surfaces. Would vinyl grained to imitate whale foreskins be sufficient? Named something catchy like V-fore or Peni-Tex? No? Picky, picky, picky.

  • Doublechili Doublechili on Mar 19, 2014

    Would it be possible to duct-tape the 10hp turbo boost button permanently in the "on" position? Just kidding. I think.

  • Brettc Brettc on Mar 19, 2014

    This engine also uses a different High pressure fuel pump design, like what has been found in the Passat TDI (yes, the 2.0 litre CKRA Passat TDI engine is different than the current 2.0 TDI CJAA engine found in the Jetta, Golf and Beetle). HPFP failures in the Passat TDI are pretty rare compared to the Jetta, Golf and Beetle. So hopefully once this new engine shows up people won't have their fuel systems implode without much/any warning. But all of the new cars will require urea replenishment going forward, so it's a catch 23 situation. www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/b7/2013-vw-passat-tdi-review-faq.htm

  • NeinNeinNein NeinNeinNein on Mar 19, 2014

    Hopefully the new Urea injection solves the problems of the failing (and pricey diesel particulate filter.) One winder if they solved the issues surrounding the grenading high pressure fuel pump, which up to now has been covered, and necessitated about a $3K fuel system replacement / clean out.