Volkswagen Jetta TDI Soon to Hit the Roads

I realize this isn’t a real budget car, but hey, I like it! ;-)

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series was a hit and car manufacturer Volkswagen has decided to expand next year’s series to ten races. Another good news from the car company is that non-race, everyday drivers may enjoy the diesel car used to live the racing track dreams.

The diesel engine vehicle that will be put into production will look very similar to the Jetta TDI Cup Edition Street concept unveiled in the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The production car will have the same looks of the cup edition VW Jetta TDI’s bumper, skirts, and rear configurations. The car will also be enhanced with brakes, sway bars, and suspension following the footsteps of the GLI sedan prowling in the European market today.

The street edition will have a 2.0L engine giving out 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. These performance figures will be coupled with the Tiptronic and Sport Mode technology coming with its DSG six-speed transmission. The car can blaze from 0 to 60 miles in 8.1 seconds and hit the quarter mile mark in just 16.4 seconds.

The Jetta TDI release may hit the markets with a sticker below $30000. It will be released as a sedan or a wagon.

VW Jetta TDI rules the Guinness World Record for fuel economy traveling across 48 states hitting an average of 58.8 mpg during the 9419-mile journey.

The diesel car is also compliant to laws implemented in 50 states. It comes with a free maintenance check when the gauge hits 36000 miles or for the first 36 months of the vehicle.

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