Volkswagen Ups Jetta’s Power with New Turbocharged Engine

Volkswagen has introduced a new, more powerful engine into the Jetta lineup, giving drivers more get up and go on the roads.

The EA211 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine into the Jetta range replaces the previous naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine that was used in the S model and the 1.8T TSI engine in the SE model.

The 1.4-liter gasoline engine features lightweight aluminum construction, an integrated (into the head) exhaust manifold, and a toothed-belt drive for its double overhead camshaft valvetrain that incorporates variable intake and exhaust timing.

According to the automaker, “The only aspect to be carried over from the EA111 engine that preceded it is the 82 mm cylinder spacing. The cylinder bore was decreased by 2 mm (to 74.5mm) while the stroke was increased to 80mm, a change which not only helps compactness, but also increases torque and presents an ideal canvas for adding boost (turbocharging or supercharging)—something the engineers at Volkswagen have spent many years perfecting.”

Here are the stats you need to know:

  • 10.0:1 compression ratio
  • 150 hp at 5000 rpm
  • maximum torque of 184 pound-feet at 1400 rpm
  • manufacturer estimated fuel economy on the highway is predicted to be 39 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission

Joerg Sommer, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America said: “We are delighted that so many Volkswagen customers are now able to benefit from the performance and fuel-efficiency of our turbocharged and direct-injection engines, whether they choose TDI or TSI technology. Volkswagen leads the industry with implementation of these engines in North America and we are excited that we are furthering our leadership with the introduction of the latest-generation EA211 engine in the Jetta.”

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