When I was in high school, my older brother had a Wolfsburg Edition VW Jetta. It had a 1.8 turbo, a knobby little shifter and BBS rims. It was pretty cool and I wasn't allowed to drive it. Several years have passed, and I'm still not allowed to drive my brother's Jetta Wolfsburg, but Volkswagen is unveiling a new one.
Replacing last year's 2.5-liter Wolfsburg model (shown), the new Wolfsburg Edition gets its 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque from Volkswagen's 2-liter turbo four and throws 17-inch alloys, leatherette seats (just when we thought vinyl upholstery had gone the way of the dodo) and the requisite special badging into the mix. Volkswagen of America will make 12,500 Wolfsburgs in silver, black, red or gray, with six speeds in either clutched ($20,875) or dual-clutched ($21,950) transmissions for a whole new generation of jealous kid brothers and their grubby little hands.
Press release after the jump.
Volkswagen Announces Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T
Value priced special model now on sale
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T. Volkswagen will produce approximately 12,500 of these special edition models. This new version Jetta 2.0T follows last year's highly successful Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.5 L.
Staying true to the Wolfsburg Edition heritage, the Wolfsburg Jetta 2.0T will offer customers a value priced version of the sporty and spacious Jetta sedan, equipped with the highly acclaimed four-cylinder turbo-charged engine that produces 200 horsepower and 207 ft-lbs. of torque. Each special edition Jetta 2.0T includes unique "Wolfsburg Edition" badging on both front quarter panels. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T features 17-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seats, and is available in the following color schemes; Reflex Silver, Black, Salsa Red, and Platinum Gray.
Like the rest of the Jetta model line, the Wolfsburg Edition comes standard with many safety features. Content that includes: six standard airbags, a crash optimized front end, and anti-intrusion side door beams. For additional safety, two rear side airbags are also available as an option. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T also comes with an array of vehicle control safety features. These features include a four-wheel ABS anti-lock braking system, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Electronic Stabilization Program, and Anti-Slip Regulation. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T also comes standard with an electro-mechanical power steering system for added control.
The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T is value priced at $20,875 with a six-speed manual transmission, and $21,950 with an optional six-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, Touareg and Phaeton through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.