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VW to Bring More Powerful Diesel Engine to the US in 2015

VW is going to launch a more powerful diesel engine in the US that is cleaner and more efficient than the current four-cylinder diesel that is currently offered in VW and Audi models.

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VW is going to launch a more powerful diesel engine in the US that is cleaner and more efficient than the current four-cylinder diesel that is currently offered in VW and Audi models. When the new diesel arrives it will put out 150 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque.
Oliver Schmidt, general manager of Volkswagen of America’s energy and environmental office recently confirmed the new diesel engine for the US. The new diesel engine is more closely related to the other diesel engines that VW sells outside of North America, which will allow it to reduce production costs.

“With the different emissions regulations, the engine sold in Europe could not be offered in the U.S. This made the engine expensive,” Schmidt said about the outgoing diesel. “We did not want to do a specialized engine for the U.S. anymore. We wanted a base engine capable of meeting world standards with a scalable emissions system.”

When the new diesel arrives for the 2015 model year, it will be more efficient than the current diesel.

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