Wasn't the 1.8T going to replace the 2.5 in Beetle? Or was I dreaming?
Yes, a 1.8T engine is coming to replace the 2.5 as the 'base' engine in North America (Europe also has a 1.4T IIRC). It is completely unrelated to the 'old' 1.8T. This 1.8T will be all about efficiency and not performance (per se). A new 2.0T engine is coming as well that will deliver more power vs. today's 2.0T. I'm not sure when these will be available, but rumors always point to 'next year.'
I read a tech file on the new 3rd generation EA888 1.8 TFSI. Audi's made huge improvement in efficiency and emission. But DAMN, it's gonna be one complex MoFo to maintain and repair. The Mk4 1.8T is agricultural compared to this.
For you gearheads: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/m...are/18TFSI.pdf
Here's the tip of the iceberg...
- 2 sets of injectors, Direct & Port Injection (to fix the carbon deposit on valves of the current DI motors)
- An integrated cylinder head and exhaust manifold with coolant jacket to lower EGT
- 2 sets of of coolant pumps, one belt-driven and one electronically-controlled... built in one unit
- Electronically controlled oil lubrication
- Audi Valvelift system
^^^^^^^ They are making Rube Goldberg so proud.
And to the poor soul that is in charge of rebuilding one of these in the future when it is old and things have worn out, will probably have a fate like this.
At first they were like.
Last edited by LEBlackRob; 10-10-2012 at 11:43 AM.