The “not quite 2014” new VW Turbo engine.

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It now replaces the “old” 2.0 Turbo in the Beetle and Jetta GLI.
It makes just 10hp more. Uses about 8% less gas.

Let’s hope it’s also a lot smoother and quieter than the current engine. Which sounds too much like a diesel.
Many blame Direct Injection for this. But GM and Ford also have 2.0 Liter turbo engines with direct injection. And they are always very smooth and quiet.

Here is a  list of the changes to the engine:

 Engine weight has been reduced by eight pounds, to 290 pounds overall. Among the improvements on this engine are: a thinwall crankcase casting; exhaust headers that are integrated into the cylinder head; smaller diameter main bearings; roller bearings for the twin balancer shafts; and a crankshaft that has four counterweights instead of eight.

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  1. I was parked behind a new Audi SUV the other day still with dealer tags. It started up and shook the ground and my car. I had never experienced such a thing and looked on the back tailgate and it was a 2.0 engine.

  2. The engine is 8 pounds lighter and will shake apart much faster then the current one. Is that what they mean?

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