Volkswagen Group of America to Debut New Clean Diesel Engine

Volkswagen Group of America says it will debut its newest TDI Clean Diesel engine, designated EA288, next year. The new engine will power the 2015 Golf, Beetle, Passat and Jetta, which are set to hit dealer showrooms in the second half of 2014.

The EA288 will eventually replace all the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engines fitted in Audi and Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models. Volkswagen says the engine is a turbocharged, common-rail, direct-injection, four-cylinder engine that makes 150 hp – an increase of 10 hp over the current engine – and 236 pound-feet of torque.

Year to date, the Volkswagen Group of America says it has sold more than 47,000 clean diesel vehicles, including more than 10,000 in the month of July.

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