Volkswagen announced today that they'll be bringing back the Wolfsburg Edition of the Jetta for 2008, and this time the normally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-five engine gets dropped for a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four banger. This means the new Wolfsburg Edition will sport an extra 50 horsepower and 37 ft.-lbs. of torque over the 2007 model (pictured). In addition to the new engine, the Jetta will come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, anti-slip regulation, ABS and a six-speed manual transmission for a reasonable $20,875 (It'll cost an extra $1,075 for the six-speed DSG). We assume the looks will remain low-key as on the current version, which is distinguishable mostly by its badging. Press release below the jump.


Volkswagen Announces Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T, Value Priced Special Model Now On Sale

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 12 - Volkswagen of America,

Inc. today announced the Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T. Volkswagen will

produce approximately 12,500 of these special edition models. This new

version Jetta 2.0T follows last year's highly successful Wolfsburg Edition

Jetta 2.5 L.

Staying true to the Wolfsburg Edition heritage, the Wolfsburg Jetta

2.0T will offer customers a value priced version of the sporty and spacious

Jetta sedan, equipped with the highly acclaimed four-cylinder turbo-charged

engine that produces 200 horsepower and 207 ft-lbs. of torque. Each special

edition Jetta 2.0T includes unique "Wolfsburg Edition" badging on both

front quarter panels. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T features 17-inch

alloy wheels, leatherette seats, and is available in the following color

schemes; Reflex Silver, Black, Salsa Red, and Platinum Gray.

Like the rest of the Jetta model line, the Wolfsburg Edition comes

standard with many safety features. Content that includes: six standard

airbags, a crash optimized front end, and anti-intrusion side door beams.

For additional safety, two rear side airbags are also available as an

option. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T also comes with an array of

vehicle control safety features. These features include a four-wheel ABS

anti-lock braking system, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, Hydraulic

Brake Assist, Electronic Stabilization Program, and Anti-Slip Regulation.

The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T also comes standard with an

electro-mechanical power steering system for added control.

The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T is value priced at $20,875 with a

six-speed manual transmission, and $21,950 with an optional six-speed DSG

automatic transmission.

[Source: VW]