Re: 159 2.4JTDm RIP...
Before I placed an order for a 1.9 Ti about 7 weeks ago, I contacted ARUK about upcoming changes. Really wanted to avoid getting the 150bhp, only for a TT to be released early '09.
I put the query in by email, and less than a day later got a phone call back to confirm that the TTurbo WOULD see duty in the 159, in 189/190bhp form, but not before August 09 at the earliest.
Can't say I completely agree with the noise argument. (I test drove both 4 and 5 cylinder). Yes, the 2.4 makes an attractive noise. But far too much of it. The 1.9 is loads quieter, and for me sounded more refined. Oh well, we're all different I guess.
AROC Cotswold Section Treasurer
2002 156 2.0 Lusso . . .1976 Spider 2000 Veloce . . . 2009 159 JtdM Ti . . . 1985 90 2.5 V6 Gold Cloverleaf