Prototype 2008 ‘common rail’ VW Jetta TDI

Posted By on September 26, 2006

2008 Prototype VW Jetta TDI
The prototype of the 2008 Volkswagen ‘common rail‘ diesel powered Jetta TDI was on display along with several other vehicles in Boston last weekend and a member from the TDIClub was there to snap a couple photos. Of course I’m late to the table in commenting on this as several diesel related blogs and publications have already pick this up as well. Nevertheless, its great to see what the 2008 Jetta TDI might offer.


A couple of lip smacking highlights are the 140 ponies being produced by the common rail design which is mated to a 6 speed manual rather that the 5 speed that previous US TDIs have received. All it all it looks like something to wait for? (lets just hope the EPA likes it too?)
Specs on the prototype TDI

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