Jetta Diesel

 

Did you know that the next generation of diesel-powered cars and SUVs is 98 percent cleaner than diesels  sold just two years ago? Did you know these new clean diesels offer 23 to 43 percent better fuel economy than the same vehicle with a gasoline engine? And finally, did you know this new generation of clean diesel-powered vehicles offers efficiency matching that of gas-electric hybrids? Unfortunately for Volkswagen , you probably answered no to each of these questions. But the German automaker is hoping to increase clean-diesel awareness, and it's starting with the 2006 Jetta  TDI. 

Under the Hood
If it weren't for the TDI
  logo stamped into the plastic engine cover, you might think you were looking at Volkswagen's gasoline-powered 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, found in the Wolfsburg Edition Jetta. But the similarities end there - a great deal of technology went into making the Jetta's 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine compliant in the U.S.

Though 30-horsepower weaker (at 140 hp at 4000 rpm) than its European cousin, this new TDI  is a lot cleaner. Thanks to an advanced exhaust system and onboard computer that constantly monitors pollutants, the U.S.-spec TDI  does without the use of urea or other liquid catalysts to attain 50-state legality. As it sits, the Jetta TDI  Clean Diesel is certified to run on B5 biodiesel, which is 5 percent biofuel and 95 percent petroleum-based diesel.

Despite the choked exhaust system, the engine still manages to belt out 236 lb-ft of torque, using common rail direct injection. That torque is sent to the front wheels by way of a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. All Jetta TDIs come standard with stability control.

Inner Space
The TDI
  feels distinctly German inside. Controls are organized in a simple, intuitive fashion and there are few frills. It's easy to find a comfortable seating position and the back seats offer a 60/40 split to increase trunk space. The Jetta TDI Diesel comes standard with six airbags.

On the Road
Volkswagen is marketing hard to dispel the American perception of diesels as loud, stinky and slow. But all you have to do is drive the 2006 Jetta TDI Diesel to know that these characteristics are a thing of the past.

Only when idling at a stoplight does the occasional diesel tune ratatata-rattle from under the hood, and you have to really concentrate to hear it. When the light changes, you don't exactly take off like a rocket, but the swell of diesel torque is fun to experience.

Volkswagen states that independent certifier AMCI was able to pull off 38/44 mpg (city/hwy).

 

Did you know that the next generation of diesel-powered cars and SUVs is 98 percent cleaner than diesels sold just two years ago? Did you know these new clean diesels offer 23 to 43 percent better fuel economy than the same vehicle with a gasoline engine? And finally, did you know this new generation of clean diesel-powered vehicles offers efficiency matching that of gas-electric hybrids? Unfortunately for Volkswagen, you probably answered no to each of these questions. But the German automaker is hoping to increase clean-diesel awareness, and it's starting with the 2006 Jetta TDI.

Under the Hood
If it weren't for the TDI logo stamped into the plastic engine cover, you might think you were looking at Volkswagen's gasoline-powered 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, found in the Wolfsburg Edition Jetta. But the similarities end there - a great deal of technology went into making the Jetta's 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine compliant in the U.S.

Though 30-horsepower weaker (at 140 hp at 4000 rpm) than its European cousin, this new TDI is a lot cleaner. Thanks to an advanced exhaust system and onboard computer that constantly monitors pollutants, the U.S.-spec TDI does without the use of urea or other liquid catalysts to attain 50-state legality. As it sits, the Jetta TDI Clean Diesel is certified to run on B5 biodiesel, which is 5 percent biofuel and 95 percent petroleum-based diesel.

Despite the choked exhaust system, the engine still manages to belt out 236 lb-ft of torque, using common rail direct injection. That torque is sent to the front wheels by way of a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. All Jetta TDIs come standard with stability control.

Inner Space
The TDI feels distinctly German inside. Controls are organized in a simple, intuitive fashion and there are few frills. It's easy to find a comfortable seating position and the back seats offer a 60/40 split to increase trunk space. The Jetta TDI Diesel comes standard with six airbags.

On the Road
Volkswagen is marketing hard to dispel the American perception of diesels as loud, stinky and slow. But all you have to do is drive the 2006 Jetta TDI Diesel to know that these characteristics are a thing of the past.

Only when idling at a stoplight does the occasional diesel tune ratatata-rattle from under the hood, and you have to really concentrate to hear it. When the light changes, you don't exactly take off like a rocket, but the swell of diesel torque is fun to experience.

Volkswagen states that independent certifier AMCI was able to pull off 38/44 mpg (city/hwy).

 

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