Saturday, November 19, 2011

Volkswagen dropping 2.5L I5 in U.S.

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Volkswagen has decided to replace the 2.5L Inline-5 in the U.S. with a turbocharged 1.8L Inline-4 Turbo.

The new 1.8L 16v turbo four is essentially the same engine as the GTI and GLI powerplant. With smaller dissplacement, it makes 158 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. This is not related to the old "1.8T" VW used to have but rather a smaller version of the new 2.0T 16v.

The decision was made based on fuel economy and ease of manufacturing since it is so closly related to the 2.0T.

No word yet, as of when this change will happen but it's likely soon.

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