( WCF ) - Positioned worldwide as one of the cleanest cars in its class, VW's Jetta BlueTDI is set to launch for the North American market this summer. First introduced in Europe in 2007 with the Tiguan, the BlueTDI engine is a 2.0 liter common rail turbo diesel which produces 140hp and 236 ft-lbs of torque (103 kW, 320 Nm) and already meets Euro-5 standards which go into effect in autumn 2009. However, this engine has specifically been adapted for the North American market due to variations in U.S. fuel quality. As a result, in order to meet the strictest emissions standards in the world (BIN5/LEV2) which have already been adopted by 5 states, including California, VW made some internal engine modifications (see press release below for details) and added a maintenance-free NOx trap. With nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by 90 percent and up to 60 miles per gallon achieved during highway driving, the Jetta BlueTDI will be one of the most economical and environmentally friendly cars in America.
VW Jetta BlueTDI to Debut Midyear in North America
25 April 2008 04:00 (UTC+04:00)