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  • US version of the Golf R / S3 2.0 liter EA888 turbo four-cylinder to lose port injection from the dual injection (direct and port injection) and 20 horsepower?

    This is a rumor but an interesting one regarding the high output version of the EA888 motor that is used in the MKVII Gold R and Audi S3. The engine uses a dual injection setup including port and direct fuel injection. Volkswagen explains it best, "The Golf R modelís EA888 series engine has innovative engineering solutions such as water-cooled exhaust gas channels running through the cylinder head to the turbocharger (to help efficiently reduce full-load fuel consumption) and a dual injection system with direct and multi-port injection."

    The benefit there is that port injection can supply supplemental fuel which would be very nice for tuners. Those who have followed direct injection turbo tuning know that fueling eventually becomes a major problem when pushing output of the motor. Port injection would also alleviate some of the issues with carbon buildup. You get the best of both worlds with this setup and it is a very innovate approach that the aftermarket in certain direct injection applications is attempting to replicate.

    The rumor originated from an administrator of the Fourtitude Audi forum and is as follows: "The US engine will NOT feature dual injection as seen with the Euro model. As a result, the EPA hasn't yet given finalized hp and consumption figures and thus their absence from that table. Also, he suggested the US-spec engine will be about 280 hp due to the differences."

    Less horsepower and direct injection only? Why? Neither Audi or Volkswagen has confirmed this information but let's hope it's wrong.


    This article was originally published in forum thread: US version of the Golf R / S3 2.0 liter EA888 turbo four-cylinder to lose port injection from the dual injection (direct and port injection) and 20 horsepower? started by Sticky View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. George Smooth's Avatar
      George Smooth -
      It's not a very exciting motor for big tuning regardless. Try get a cylinder head picture, the exhaust manifold is part of the head and will likely be a restriction for non stock turbo conversions.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
      It's not a very exciting motor for big tuning regardless. Try get a cylinder head picture, the exhaust manifold is part of the head and will likely be a restriction for non stock turbo conversions.
      Well the current 2.0 motors are doing some exciting things so I don't see why this would be less exciting?
    1. George Smooth's Avatar
      George Smooth -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Well the current 2.0 motors are doing some exciting things so I don't see why this would be less exciting?
      If there is a barrier with turbo replacement it becomes less exciting. The exhaust manifold is part of the head as in a single piece with the exhaust housing bolting onto a 34mm orifice.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
      If there is a barrier with turbo replacement it becomes less exciting. The exhaust manifold is part of the head as in a single piece with the exhaust housing bolting onto a 34mm orifice.
      I think I see what you're saying, the manifold is integrated? So it would require a head and manifold redesign to get a turbo upgrade for these?
    1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
      chrisisnapping -
      removing port injection for NA would be so dumb. All the big tuners are based here, and we arguably have the largest VW tuning community.

      if this is confirmed I may just hang onto my current GTI and put a larger turbo on it.

      as for the integrated exhaust manifold. i wouldn't rule it out yet. I would like to see what happens when APR puts the engine through the ringer for product dev.
    1. Flinchy's Avatar
      Flinchy -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      I think I see what you're saying, the manifold is integrated? So it would require a head and manifold redesign to get a turbo upgrade for these?
      if it's the same as the GM ecotec or whatever V6.. nah, it makes it easy, you don't have to fab a full manifold haha

      unless it's different in the dubs.

      so by this article, i'm guessing Euro mani swaps will be a thing? haha