One of the reason American carmakers are in trouble: engines VW will come out with the VW Golf GT (not available in the US), and it will feature a 1.4-liter TSI (direct injection) I4 engine with a twin-charger system composed of a single supercharger for low-end power and a turbo-charger for high-end speed. The car will do a max speed of 137 mph and will have 168bhp and 177lb.ft of torque. But will still get an awesome 40-mpg! For comparison, a Pontiac Solstice with its NA 2.4-liter I4 gets 177 bhp as well, but gets a combined rate of 22-mpg. And people wonder why the American auto industry is in trouble! Jon.