Volkswagen Introduces New Gen 3 Engine to 2013 Beetle and Jetta Models
Volkswagen has been trying to upgrade some of the new vehicles with better features which is why Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible and the Jetta GLI will receive some changes to the 2013 models which will be soon available at dealerships. The biggest change that all these cars will have is they will get the new award winning 2.0 liter turbocharged and direct inject TSI engine. Volkswagen claims that the new award winning EA888 engine will allow them to have better market in North America and this is a sort of investment that they believe will help them.
In terms of performance, the new engine is superior compared to the regular Gen 2 TSI engine that is currently available in all these cars. Volkswagen said that with the introduction of this new car engine they will be able to offer better vehicles to the consumers. The new engine will be produced in the new factory at Silao in Mexico. Volkswagen has also said that the new engine offers 210 horsepower which is 10 horsepower more than the previous engine but it still produces the same amount of torque.
Volkswagen announced that the new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Coupe now offers better acceleration of 6.6 seconds which is 0.2 seconds faster than the previous version. Similarly, Volkswagen Jetta GLI has improved its performance also because it gets the new DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. Volkswagen also stated that they believe that the weight of the engine plays an important role in the performance of the vehicle and therefore Gen 3 EA888 engine is lighter and more fuel efficient. The engine weight is just 290 pounds which means Volkswagen has managed to cut down eight pounds by making some changes to the engine structure. All the 2013 models also get some exterior changes that will add to the performance of the vehicle.