European 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Detailed; Better Spec-ed Than American Model

October 27, 2010, By Alex Ion

Volkswagen have just released official details for the European Jetta, and by the looks of it, it packs more muscle than its North American counterpart. When released on the old continent, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will feature a lot more engine offerings and more upscale trim options than on the stateside model.

Speaking of more engine choices, the new European Jetta will begin with the 1.2 liter TSI (with Blue Motion tech) that develops 105 PS (77 kW) and ranging up to the 2.0 liter TSI with 200 PS (147 kW) for the petrol/gasoline versions. When it comes to the diesel side, there’s a 1.6 liter TDI (also with Blue Motion tech) that outputs 105 PS (77 kW) and a 2.0 liter TDI with 140 PS (103 kW).

We’re also hearing that the 2011 VW Jetta will feature a DSG dual-clutch gearbox (optional) on all engines above the 1.4 liter TSI with 122 PS (90 kW).

Regarding trim levels, in Germany they’ll be called Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, while in the UK they’re S, SE and Sport. Another interesting aspect is the fact that compared with the stateside Jetta, the European model will have electronic steering as a standard, and a four-link rear suspension (like the on on the Golf) as opposed to the simple torsion beam.

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will cost from €20,900 in Germany and £17,000 in the UK.

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