The United States’ growing passion of diesel engines is still in its early stage. In Europe, however, despite the long-time love affair, diesel-engine is yet to be considered in the league of high-performance engines. But that didn’t stop JE Design to revamp the new Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI, giving its diesel heart a faster beat and its body a brand new look.
To start off, JE Design gave the 2.0L TDI engine an additional 40HP, raising it to 180HP with 295lb-ft of torque. From the previous figure of 128mph, the new diesel engine now accelerates at 132mph. Still, it may not be your preferred speed demon; however, the additional power and torque raise the Scirocco’s road performance level to satisfactory.
The more powerful 2.0 TDI GT engine gets a maximum power of 205HP and 302lb-ft of torque, accelerating at 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds. The revamped 2.0 TDI GT engine now matches Audi’s A3 2.0T S-line engine.