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VW Jetta goes TSI
Volkswagen slips its superb twin-charge engine into the Jetta sedan
20 Aug 2008
A SWITCH in production from Mexico to South Africa has resulted in a specification change for the Volkswagen Jetta in Australia, including the introduction of a 118kW variation of the 1.4-litre supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
The TSI engine first appeared in 125kW form in the Golf GT and in the Jetta it replaces the normally-aspirated 110kW 2.0-litre FSI four-cylinder petrol unit.
It also sees the Australian-first release of the new seven-speed DSG dual-clutch manual gearbox in a Volkswagen.
Volkswagen says there is no price change between the 2.0-litre FSI and 1.4-litre TSI unit, although buyers will be charged $2500 for the new DSG gearbox – representing a $200 jump over the previous six-speed automatic transmission charge.
This move sees the TSI as the Jetta’s entry-level model, followed by the 103kW 2.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel, with the high-performance 147kW 2.0-litre TFSI turbocharged version remaining as the range-topper.
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