In spite of the somewhat negative wrap anything with the word “diesel” attached to it seems to garner, the technology behind Volkswagen‘s TDI Clean Diesel lineup is starting to catch on. To wit, these high mileage models made up of nearly a third of all of the automakers cars sold in the United States last month. But as fuel efficient as these cars are, they’re only going to get better in the model years to come.
How, you ask?
By increasing the power. For the 2015 model year–set to go on sale in 2014–Volkswagen is upping the ponies offered by turbodiesel engines available on the Golf, Jetta, and Passat to 150 horsepower, while maintaining the ample 236 lb.-ft of torque.
This allows cars such as the Jetta TDI, which gets 30 mpg city and 42 mpg on the highway to have bolstered performance while maintaining low fuel emissions. One of the innovative technologies behind this is the gas recirculation system, water-cooled intercooler, and EGR valve with the intake manifold, allowing for improved throttle response. In short, more bang for better gas mileage.
Want to find out for yourself why Volkswagen’s TDI Clean Diesel models have sold over 47,000 units in the first seven months of this year? Stop by Lindsay Volkswagen so we can give you an overview of both the cars themselves, and the engines that come with them. We’re located conveniently in Sterling, VA, and also proudly serve Fairfax, Dulles and Herndon. Stop by today and set up a test drive!