Don't know what the options will be but I'm interested in seeing what they do with the TDI. If they can up the HP a bit that'd be a really interesting option.
What are the planned engines in the MKVII?
I get the feeling that it is going to be for us in America 2 different turbo motors. A base 1.8T to replace the 2.5 5 cylinder, a upped version of the 2.0T, and a TDI. Has anyone else got the same feeling? While I have done searches nothing has given any confermations one way or another.
I want the 2.5 with DSG with a few bolt on's, and sport suspension. To avoid the trouble I will get myself in with the 2.0T motor.
I'd be interested to see if they bring over the GTD that is available all over Europe. The GTD uses the same 2 liter turbo direct injection diesel engine that is used in the TDI, but the output is bumped to about 170bhp and 260lb-ft.
It's unlikely that this engine would be brought over as the current TDI is selling like hot cakes (my dealership just ordered me the last 4dr manual tdi w/Tech in Blue Graphite available on the east coast) and the GTD would take a huge bite out of the current GTI market; just think, GTI performance with diesel mpg's!
It sounds like VW's new TDI engine may be offered in the VII. At least, the Europeans will have it-no telling when this will be on our shores:
girls dig when i play with the V
Shame about losing the 5 cylinder... it sings a sweet tone.
If they keep the 2.5, it would probably keep the same automatic that it is paired to now which is just a conventional torque converter Aisin automatic and not a DSG.
Though by the time the Golf actually makes it to the US (1 year or more after the EU release this coming winter), the new turbo should have replaced the 2.5.
I'm looking forward to mk7 wagon, FINALLY the golf wagon will get a half decent engine. The used golf wagon market is saturated with 2.5s and I'd rather have a TDI if that was the case. BUT with the resurgence of the neva lose 1.8TSI, the non-GTI shopper can get a tuner friendly wagon
It got a few revisions as well as better gearing.
Highway mileage went from upper 20's to mid-30's.
2.5 Highs = 170HP... highway gas mileage in the mid-30's... Timing Chain... Regular Gas... reliable... torquey.
My wife keeps her cars from 10-15 years so it was the best choice for us.
Also I personally would never buy a new tech VW engine.
Early 2.8 VR6 engines had timing chain issues...the first 1.8T had issues with the timing belt interval and plastic impeller on the waterpump... 2.0T FSI had issues with the cam follower... B6 Passat 3.6 V6 had a bolt that came undone in the engine causing a wallet zapping meltdown.
If I opted for the new 1.8T it wouldn't be until 3-4 years after release.
Last edited by XM_Rocks; 03-26-2012 at 02:03 PM.
After reading a few threads there seems to be a bit of confusion whether the 2.5s will be replaced by the 1.4TSI(from the Jetta Hybrid) or the 1.8TSI.
Myself I would love a Turbo, but I know me. And I will end up playing with it to make it faster.
The 2.5 is an excellent base engine. Powerfull enough to make most people happy, and even make want to be GTI owners still purchase the car. Unlike the corolla and civic base motors which is pita to drive. Because they lack torque or proper gearing. To deal with the load they have.
A kid I worked with had a base Golf with trip-tronic he tricked out a bit with used GTI parts. I talked him into letting me drive it to lunch. Which is the reason I want one once I get back on better finacial ground.
I am sure the 1.8T is a good motor, but insurance costs could kill getting younger buyers. Where the na 2.5 usually won't have that issue.
I think the 2.5L gets dumped on way too much. I had a 2009 2.5L and managed to get a combined MPG of just under 30 MPG from it (mostly highway driving, 42K miles). I live in the Northeast with a long winter as well.
Now I have a 2012 Impreza with a 2.0L + CVT and I am doing worse MPG in real world driving compared to what I was getting in the VW. Sure the Impreza has a much more impressing window sticker, but it isn't delivering good MPG in actual use. Plus the 2.5L had way more torque than my current car
I'm going to guess that the 1.4TSI will most likely be the 2.5's replacement. Not the 1.8T (and it pains me to say this). I think the 1.8 will be the base motor in cars like the Passat, Tiguan and maybe even the CC. i.e. Larger cars.
The 1.4 is making class-competitive power as it is (150hp/184lb-ft at 1400/3500RPM), if the specs from the Jetta Hybrid are accurate. The 1.8T is supposedly going to make 180hp, which would be awesome for the Golf, but it's almost unnecessary. Not to mention it'll essentially be a bargain GTI (especially if the GTI is making 220-230 as opposed to 260, which would be a much better gap), thus hurting sales. I see the 1.8 going into the Passat, where 180hp is the class standard.
Last edited by Snaeper; 06-08-2012 at 05:16 AM.
In the Mk VI Golf TDI, there is more power that most people want or need, particularly in town. Yet the fuel economy is not good enough. It's barely better than some gas cars. For VII, it would be wise for VW to get the fuel economy numbers up 20%.
The MkIV Golf TDI had 90 hp. Why does Mk VI have 140 hp when they weigh the same? If the Golf VII TDI has similar fuel economy to the Golf VI TDI, I'm looking for a hybrid.
Ford will release Focus hybrid; Hyundai will bring something good out; Toyota already has two cars with 50 MPG combined. 40 MPG is no longer good enough.
I would love a TDI Hybrid combo w/ 90HP/170TQ that gets 50+MPG.
If you want a hatch you are stuck with Prius V or Golf. If you will take a sedan the Fusion Hybrid looks great.
The hybrids will also have the 7-speed dry-clutch DSG and thus will not carry the mileage penalty of the current 6-speed oil-bath DSG (versus a manual).