Although the Type 4 was discontinued in 1974 when sales fell, its used engine became the power plant for the Volkswagen Type 2 produced from 1972 to 1979: it continued in modified form in the later air-cooled Vanagon from 1980 until mid-1983.
The engine that replaced the Type 4 engine in late 1983 retained the Volkswagen Type 1 architecture but featured water-cooled cylinder heads and cylinder jackets. Wasser Boxer, Volkswagen’s terminology for a water-cooled boxer cylinder (flat or “boxer engine”), was subsequently phased out in 1992 with the introduction of the Eurovan.
Type 4 engine was also used in Volkswagen’s version of the Porsche 914. Originally, Volkswagen versions came with a fuel-injected 1.7-litre 80 horsepower (60 kW) flat-four engine based on Volkswagen’s air-cooled engine. In Europe, four-cylinder cars were sold as Volkswagen-Porsches at Volkswagen dealerships.
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