Today, I was able to build-my-own 2014 Jetta SE with the new Gen 3 EA888 1.8T (~170hp). With 6spd Tiptronic, a no-options SE is $19,995 MSRP. On a side note, if you hadn't heard, all 2014 Jettas now get 4 wheel disc brakes and multilink rear suspension.
Anyway, just wondering if there are any tunes available yet for 2014 Jetta 1.8T (Gen 3 EA888)? GIAC, APR, UM, IE, Revo, etc.? Anyone? Even 20-30 more hp and torque would be awesome. Maps for 87, 91 (West Coast), and 93 (Lucky parts of US) octane would be "awesomer".
Or if nothing is available yet, any tuners want to forecast a potential tune release date? In case any of the tuning houses haven't jumped on this already here's a Quick-and-Dirty Napkin Math Business Case:
- According to VWVortex news, VWoA sold over 13 thousand Jettas this August.
- 10 thousand Passats sold as well - which in 2014 also gets the new 1.8T in the SEL trim.
- At this rate there could be as many as 75,000 new 1.8T cars on the road before year end
- Even if only 5% of them tune that's: 75,000 1.8Ts * 5% * $600 (Stage 1 Pricing) = $2.25 million revenue.
Who's going to be the first to crack the code and get a tune on the market for the lion's share of that $2 million?
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. At this rate of sales, and being a little bit conservative, there might be more than 200,000 1.8Ts on the road by end of 2014. ~$6 million revenue up for grabs.
Let the Games begin!