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What is Volkswagen TDI?


At Patrick Volkswagen Saab, we want to help you understand everything that there is to know about Volkswagen models. There are many Volkswagen vehicles out there that use TDI technology, and we want to help you get more than just a basic understanding of what that means.

What Does TDI Stand For?


TDI stands for "Turbocharged Direct Injection" and refers to the way that the diesel fuel gets through the engine. Diesel and air are mixed in the combustion chamber and when pressurized will combust and create the power needed for your engine to perform. The turbocharger adds more air to the chamber to burn more fuel per second.

What is the Difference Between TDI and TSI?


The Volkswagen TSI engine follows the same principles as the TDI engine but runs off of gasoline rather than diesel. It is lighter and more efficient than gas-powered non-TSI engines to provide a more exhilarating and performance-driven ride.


Why to Choose the Diesel Engine?

Diesel doesn't require spark plugs to ignite, it instead uses compression ignition: combusting off of compression rather than a spark. It is thicker than gasoline and has more potential energy than gasoline which allows it to use less diesel to do the same amount of work that gasoline would. This makes diesel more fuel efficient, which makes the higher diesel prices more understandable. As an added bonus, diesel-powered vehicles pack more torque than a gasoline engine would.


Learn More at Our Volkswagen Dealership


Our team is happy to answer any questions that you have about Volkswagen TDI models, which is why we encourage you to visit our dealership to talk to any of our experts. There is a lot of information about diesel models and we want to help you avoid hours of online searching to find exactly what you need.

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