From what I've read, each engine has to be thoroughly tested to be sold. They should really just use this CRD engine in more models. Wow, 80% is a real statement of what the people want....isn't that one of their commercial's taglines?Sorry if this is a dumb question but if they already did the engineering work to make the engine, what extra certifying costs are there?
The point is that a Passat is still a lot cheaper than an Audi. And they're not based on the same car anymore so it's not really a fair comparison.The problem is that the Passat and Jetta are getting close in size and features. People walking into an Audi dealership go out with a Passat, those shopping for a Passat walk out with a Jetta. It comes down to dollars and cents.