Detroit 2008: Volkswagen Passat CC to launch TSI engines in US market
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Volkswagen has been offering their 1.4L TSI engine range in several of their European models for the past several years but has yet to make them available in the U.S. The TSI engines are reduced displacement, turbocharged direct injection engines that offer power comparable to larger engines with much improved fuel efficiency. The first of the TSI engines will arrive in the U.S. this summer with the launch of the new Passat CC. The coupe-like sedan will have a 200hp/207lb-ft 2.0L TSI as the base engine and deliver 29.8mpg. After the Passat CC hits the market the 1.4L TSI engines will get added to the Rabbit/Jetta lineups as well, probably some time in 2009.
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