2008 VW Jetta TDI, finally, no more rumors!

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Volkswagen 2008 Concept TDI

Finally, the first offical word in a press release from VW on the new TDI in the Jetta platform. Everything has been speculation or quotes from "insiders" that could never be verified by more than one person.

    2008 Jetta TDI highlights

  • No urea injection.
  • Particulate filters will be used.
  • Will be available in spring of 2008 in the USA and meet Teir 2 Bin 5 (50 State) requirements.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today unveiled its cleanest diesel ever for the U.S., the Jetta TDI. Additionally, the company announced that this new clean diesel will be available to the U.S. market in the spring of 2008. This Jetta TDI will meet emissions standards applicable in all 50 states, including the most stringent “TIER 2/BIN 5” or “LEV II/LEV” requirement limiting nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 0.05 g/mile.

This clean diesel Jetta meets the lowest emissions standards without the use of urea injection. Instead, a nitrogen oxide storage catalyst reduces NOx emissions by up to 90 percent. The engine management system in the Jetta changes operating modes periodically to treat the NOx that has been stored in the catalytic converter. A particulate filter in the exhaust system further reduces emissions.

The Jetta TDI is one of the first products of the BLUETEC offensive initiated jointly by Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. The goal of this partnership is to establish the concept of BLUETEC as a uniform label for clean and highly fuel efficient diesel-powered cars and SUVs with 50-state compliant engines. BLUETEC denotes diesel power plants that comply with the strictest emissions regulations of the US market. The technologies individually developed by each manufacturer serve to reduce NOx in particular – an exhaust element more prevalent in a diesel engine.

Volkswagen unveiled its clean diesel concept Tiguan compact SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The Tiguan will be available in the U.S. mid 2008.

Volkswagen has a 30-year history of providing the U.S. market with efficient and durable diesel vehicles. Diesels traditionally account for almost 20 percent of Volkswagen’s sales in the United States.

Source: Volkswagen

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I have '06 VW Jetta TDI which now has 60K miles and it have never been to shop except for routine maintenance

JTK (not verified) | Sun, 2007-09-30 15:22

Jetta 5 1.9 TDI Turbo Problems!

My fairy tale began last year 2006 when I bought My Jetta 5 TDI brand new in South Africa Gauteng. From where I started it I had Problems First window noise, Dealer could not fix it so they got a Repesentitive from VW South Africa. He said Nothing could be done to stop the noise it must be the Side Mirrors.
Then On 21500 km My first Turbo Blown. VW took the car fixed it costed almoust 16K. I was glad my car was fixed and drove happely after till last year December 2006. Turbo blown again 37000 km...... two days before I went on Holiday. The dealer with their great service fixed my car within 2 days. GREAT! They told me it is a new Generation Turbo and I will not have any problems with it. Happely I drove off and enjoyed my holiday! Yesterday my new Generation turbo blew again!!!!! 48000 km. Now VW are out of excusses! They tell me now that The Turbo has Changed again!
Am I gonna have this problem every 10000km odd????? What about my lifetime on my engine???? Pls Think before you make the same misstake than me. see This link I will put proof of this on my entry!


VW You are the best!!!!!

Martin Swanepoel (not verified) | Tue, 2007-02-27 13:44

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