Does Volkswagen still make tdi?
If you are thinking about buying a Volkswagen vehicle, you may have wondered about purchasing one with the Direct Injection Engine (TDI). This engine was considered a boost to the diesel brand and there has been a growing interest in this type of engine. What is a TDI engine and what are its pros and cons? Also, does Volkswagen still make TDI engines? Let’s take a look.
The TDI engine is an important development of the Volkswagen Group. They are only sold by Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT, and Skoda marques. First developed in 1989 for the Audi 100 TDI sedan, this engine combines two existing diesel technologies. As a result, it offers the benefits of gasoline fuel efficiency and diesel environmental features.
Some advantages of the TDI include its ability to boost the engine and allow for quicker gear changes. It also has seen many improvements over the years, enhancing its environmental benefits. It reduces the small amount of CO2 which regular diesel vehicles produce.
As far as disadvantages to the TDI go, the main obstacles for someone owning one might be upfront cost. However, once that is absorbed the benefits are realized. You will have an overall better engine experience.
Let’s take a look at a few of the popular TDI Volkswagen vehicles.
When thinking about TDI cars, the VW Jetta may come to mind since it’s one of the more familiar ones to have this engine. You’ll discover that the Jetta trims, even the Sportswagen TDI, all have a decent fuel efficiency from their 2.0 engine. A recent survey found that consumers saved as much as $6,000 over this 5-year period, or around 70,000 miles compared to their counterparts using gasoline vehicles. So, even if the price tag is a bit more upfront, you save in the long run. Plus you get all the perks that come with this ride.
When it comes to fuel-efficiency, the VW Golf is at the top of the list. Its 2.0L turbo powered engine can garner 47 MPG and the glow plugs in the engine block minimize the effects colder weather can have on diesel engines. Customers seem to love the Volkswagen Golf and have given it very high ratings. They write in reviews that even with the car’s smaller size, they feel they have plenty of room to move around.
Finally, we turn to the VW Passat. This vehicle has a 174-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, which delivers 147 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s paired with a 6-speed automatic and can sprint to 60 mph in about seven seconds. Furthermore, the EPA combined fuel economy is about 27 mpg.
The vehicle also now comes standard with automatic-emergency braking, blind-spot detection, and satellite radio
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