Volkswagen America has announced a special edition of the Jetta TDI to commemorate their TDI Cup racing series. Called the Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition, the car will feature the same body kit used by Cup racers, Jetta GLI spec brakes with painted calipers (in red, of course), 18 inch alloy wheels and GLI suspension. Interior revisions are modest and include special seat fabric, a leather wrapped steering wheel and brushed aluminum door sills.
The TDI engine remains untouched, delivering 140 horsepower and 236 ft-lbs of torque. The Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition models will be available with six speed manual or six speed DSG gearboxes.
I love TDIs and can’t say enough good things about them. I’ve driven them on the Autobahn, and never felt that the motor was underpowered. The DSG gearbox is superb, and a decent compromise if you drive in rush hour traffic.
If only I can find a dealer that doesn’t charge ADM on TDI models, I’d be seriously interested.