VW has that its new turbocharged engines will be a major part of its display at this year’s SEMA show, which kicks off tomorrow.
VW has that its new turbocharged engines will be a major part of its display at this year’s SEMA show, which kicks off tomorrow. The all-new 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder EA888 TSI engines have been introduced into the lineup. The powerful and fuel-efficient 1.8-liter has begun to replace the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, starting in the popular Jetta compact sedan, while the updated 2.0-liter powerplant received a 10 horsepower bump late in the 2013 model year, bringing total horsepower to 210. VW is also bringing the seventh-generation 2015 Golf and GTI models to the show.
VW is bringing two special versions of the Jetta to the show. To highlight the performance potential of VW’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, FMS Automotive built the ultimate performance Jetta. The FMS team successfully transformed the Jetta into a 400-horsepoer “Racer’s Dream in Black and White.”
The FMS Automotive crew tapped the APR for their Stage 3+ Turbo Kit to help boost output to 425 horsepower, more than double the standard output. To help manage the new-found power, the engine was equipped with APR rods, wristpins, and performance pistons. To help it breathe, an APR carbon fiber cold air intake system with intercooler was installed. Despite the massive increase in power, the performance Jetta still runs on 93 octane pump fuel.
As well as showing its ultimate street performance Jetta, FMS Automotive took another Mk6 Jetta featuring the all-new 1.8-liter turbo engine and built a tribute to the 1989 Helios Special Edition Jetta GLI.
With the exterior painted in the same Helios Special Edition blue-and-black paint scheme of the late ’80s original, other key features from the fabled limited-edition model have been incorporated into the 2014 tribute. The VW accessories team provided a body kit for the Jetta and FMS Automotive added custom body side moldings. Other accent pieces, including the rear spoiler and side mirrors, are painted to match the Helios blue/black paint design theme.
Larger Golf R brake calipers custom painted with the “Helios” logo replace the stock pieces and 19-inch Volkswagen Motorsports wheels coated in ceramic gunmetal gray and wrapped with Nitto Invo 235/35 ZR-rated tires are employed on all four corners. A custom exhaust system was also added for more style and a performance sound.
Inside, Recaro Specialist seats were reupholstered in Helios-inspired blue, black and gray striped inserts. The back seats, steering wheel, handbrake, and shifter were reupholstered to match the Helios theme throughout the car while Corinthian custom textile floor mats and a trunk liner with embroidered light blue “Helios” logo were installed. VW brushed aluminum pedal caps and aluminum door sills, the RNS 315 navigation system with rearview camera and a custom sound box with digital sound processor round out the long list of interior enhancements.