Unless you like shovelling heaps of your hard-earned cash into the registers at local gas stations, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI is a car you need to test-drive.
Big thing about the Jetta TDI? It’s a diesel. Diesel has about 30 per cent more energy per unit than gasoline — meaning the Jetta’s TDI four-cylinder engine creates 140 horsepower and a robust 236 pounds of torque from just two litres of displacement and a turbocharger.
Diesel engines generate lots of torque — which is the all-important figure when it comes to getting things moving. That’s why most trains and transports drink diesel fuel.
Volkswagen is introducing two highly innovative engine ranges this year, both of them comprised of four-cylinder units and some of which are potentially headed to the U.S [and Canada]. Continue reading →