Today, the 1.8-liter turbo four replaces the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-five as the new basic engine (the TDI plus V-6 Passats will still be provided). A change begins with a line-topping SEL Premium and can eventually grow to coat the S, SE, and Wolfsburg Edition trims afterwards this year. The force-fed 1.8-liter is the same Mexican-built gen-three EA888 four-cylinder that locates it's way into Golfs and Jettas for 2014. A engine contains a thin-wall crankcase and fewer counterweights for reduced weight, together with little primary bearings plus reduced oil strain to minimize scrubbing. The exhaust beyond any doubt are integral into the tube head to be able to allow the engine to warm-up faster, and the turbo is lesser along with spools up quicker.
Our team driven a well-equipped, $31,715 SEL Premium automatic. Even though the Passat is a couple of hundred extra pounds heavier than the Jetta, a 1.8-liter turbo’s 170 horsepower plus 184 lb-ft with torque move a middle - size sedan smartly sufficient, using a thing around half-throttle summoning a turbine designed for duty. Telling is a torque curve with the 1.8T, that rises easily with mesa by 1500 rpm into close the 6200- rpm horsepower maximum. Difference which on the highs and valleys in the outgoing 2.5L five-cylinder, that proffers its 177 lb-ft of max torque at a relatively rev-happy 4250 and its 170 hp peak in 5700, making for a narrow sweet spot.
The gasoline - economy - improved calibration on the 6- speed torque- converter automatic maintains the Passat at small revs in the upper gears while cruising, when there’s much less rumbly powertrain noise than in a Jetta 1.8T we recently drove. We’ll attribute that to more noise isolating and the reality that the engine doesn’t remain at 1200 rpm very long if road load raises. Climb even a small grade or scarcely breathe on the accelerator, and the automatic transmission downshifts, removing the rumbling sound. Of course, you may use your own gearbox programming by tipping over the gears manually or even by simply choosing the Passat with a five -speed manual-sure, the vehicle is still obtainable with the keep even after a 1.8T completes its slide through the selection.
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