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Is the lower powered 2.0 TDI powerful enough for a Volkswagen camper van?

I am considering buying a Volkswagen Kepler camper van. It comes as standard with a 102PS diesel but is it worth upgrading to a 150PS and if so to consider the DSG auto gearbox?

Asked on 3 July 2019 by Jim

Answered by Dan Powell
It will very much depend on what you plan to carry in your camper. The 102PS 2.0 TDI is a very capable engine with low fuel costs. And it will suit most camper van tasks but might feel a little sluggish if you plan to tow heavy loads. I would personally opt for the manual gearbox. For the Volkswagen T6 Transporter Real MPG, see:

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