New diesel engine announced for Beetle, Golf and Jetta in the U.S. image

Volkswagen has recently announced its plans to introduce a new diesel engine on the Beetle, on the Golf and on the Jetta, in the United States.

The German based automaker Volkswagen will be introducing a new diesel engine on the Beetle, on the Golf and on the Jetta which will go on sale in the United States. The unit in question will be the new EA288 and the announcement has been made by the company’s official, Douglas Skorupski.

“With the introduction of the new EA288 engine, we are excited that our family of TDI Clean Diesel vehicles is continuing to improve and will be even cleaner and more fuel efficient and powerful. We’re excited to see the increasing numbers of customers able to enjoy the reliability, durability, fuel-efficiency and power of Clean Diesel engines”, said the Volkswagen of America manager of Technical Strategy.

The EA288 engine will be replacing the current 2.0 liter TDI, which is currently used in several Audi and Volkswagen models. Details on it haven’t been released so far but this will produce 150 HP (111 kW) and it will have a peak torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) in the Volkswagen vehicles. More details on the new engine are limited for the moment and will probably be released next month, during the 2014 New York Auto Show.