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Volkswagen Introduces the New 1.4T Engine

Volkswagen is introducing the EA211 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine into the Jetta range, replacing the previous naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine that was used in the S model and the 1.8T TSI engine in the SE model.

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Volkswagen pioneered the use of small displacement, highly efficient turbocharged and direct-injection engines in North America.

Volkswagen first used this combination of turbocharging and direct injection in this market in its TDI Clean Diesel engines in the Passat in 1996 and extended it into the gasoline field in the 2006 Jetta GLI and GTI models.

Since then, the Volkswagen EA888 four-cylinder engine has set the benchmark for small-displacement turbocharged engines, beginning with the 2009 CC, while the EA288 TDI has set the standard for diesel engines in the North American market since it first appeared in the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel.

Building on that legacy, Volkswagen is introducing the EA211 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine into the Jetta range, replacing the previous naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine that was used in the S model and the 1.8T TSI engine in the SE model.

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TheTSI 1.4T engine in the Jetta features a 10.0:1 compression ratio, direct fuel injection, and turbocharging to produce 150 hp at 5000 rpm.

This engine’s turbocharging system offers incredible boost response thanks to its cleverly designed intake manifold, which enables the use of a surprisingly small, single-scroll compressor.

The intercooler, uniquely, is integrated directly into the injection-molded induction pipe. This design generates maximum torque of 184 lb/ft at 1400 rpm.

The engine will be mated to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission: manufacturer estimated fuel economy on the highway is predicted to be (US) 39 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission, an improvement of 13 per cent over the EPA estimated highway fuel economy for the previous 2.0-litre engine and seven per cent over the 1.8T.

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