95 Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

German Motorwerks
95 Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
             fax- 831-333-0262

The most amazing engine you can have in your Vanagon and still be California Smog Legal!

VW Vanagon Specialists
Maintenance, Repair, Restorations and Conversions

Descripton: Four cylinder inline turbo charged air intercooling
Bore: 3.18 inches (81mm)
Stroke: 3.40 inches (86.4mm)
Displacement: 1.8 litres (107 cubic inches)
Cylinder block: Cast iron
Crankshaft: Forged steel with four main bearings
Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
Valve train: DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder w/ hydralic lifters
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Cooling system: Timing belt driven waterpump and engine oil cooler
Fuel injection: Motronic ME 7.5
Turbo charger: K03s
Emission system: (ULEV) 3-way catalytic converter w/ oxygen sensors
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Horsepower: 180hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 174ft. lbs @ 1950 rpm
 Are you ready for the Ultimate Vanagon?

GMW now offers a powerful engine alternative for your Vanagon. We have selected the ultra low emission VW 1.8T inline four cylinder turbo charged 20 valve engine. Working on Vanagons through the years, we put our experience and our expertise into developing the 1.8T Vanagon conversion. Our goals are simple; more power, better fuel efficiency, modern technology and keeping it all Volkswagen. We have taken this technology and applied it to the Vanagon platform with impressive results. VW offered this engine from 2002 to 2006 in Golf's, Jetta's, Beetle's and Audi TT's. With a respectable 180 horsepower and 174 ft. lbs of torque this California smog legal compliant engine is perfect power for the Vanagon. All of our conversions are built to the highest level and our components are designed and developed with the absolute best in performance, strength, reliability and quality in mind, we design and test all of our exclusive 1.8T conversion products from offroad to highway cruising. GMW's Vanagon 1.8T Engine Conversion will repower your Vanagon like a modern vehicle! 
Call 831-649-0445 or Email for more details

German Motorwerks is dedicated to Volkswagen Vanagon and Vanagon Westfalia Camper enthusiasts. With that in mind, we offer a full line of  Vanagon upgrades, repair and maintenance services. 
Examples of things we can do:

  • All Maintenance Services
  • ​Headlight Upgrades with Relays
  • Big Disc Brake Upgrades
  • ​Coolant Pipe Replacement with Stainless Steel
  • ​Complete Front and Rear Suspension Upgrades
  • Auxiliary Batteries
  • ​Tire and Wheel Upgrades
  • Bumper Upgrades 
  • Swing-out Spare Tire Mount Carrier
  • GMW Leather Stitched Interior Products
  • ​VW 1.8T Engine Conversions
  • ​Syncro 4WD Conversions

Whether you already own a Vanagon or planning to purchase one, GMW is here to assist you in a variety of vehicle needs or  build you a custom Vanagon.

The Vanagon is perhaps the most functional of vehicles on the road. It can be everything from a Moving Van to a 4WD Expedition Vehicle and to some even a Sports Car. With a equal nearly 50/50 weight distribution and functioning as a rear engine, rear wheel drive, the Vanagon's manners on the highway, around town or off road is without parallel for a vehicle of this shape and size.

 Volkswagen upgraded the engine several times during it's 11 years of production starting with the 2.0L 70hp air-cooled gas engine the first 1980 model, a 50hp diesel version, eventually ending up with 2.1L waterboxer and 95 horses in the 1986-1991's, power was not the focus for VW. 

The Vanagon was intended to be a people and cargo hauler. It had many variations; they were built as 7- Passenger Transporters, Panel Vans, Westfalia Camper Vans, Specialty Trucks called Sinka's and Doka's and they also had Syncro (4WD) models. 
A model for everyone!

Call us at 831-649-0445 anytime to discuss your project!

2016 German Motorwerks
VW - BMW - Mercedes - Mini Cooper - Volvo

  • A/C for (working) Factory Equipped Vehicles - hoses and system is adapted to R134a refrigerant and new receiver dryer installed - $750   

  • Upgraded New Performance Clutch Assembly -  applies the proper amount of pressure for long lasting performance and enjoyable driving experience - $250

  • Cruise Control - switchable stalk mounted to column and brake and clutch     switches added - $400

  • APR Stage 1 Performance Software - for even more power, switchable programs via cruise control stalk (this increases HP and Torque dramatically across the entire power band) - $525 *requires cruise control and performance clutch upgrade

  • Modified Rear Bed Cushion Cover - retains plenty of foam for comfortable  sleeping - $325

1983.5 to 1991 VW Vanagon / Transporter SYNCRO or 2WD - manual transmission only at this time.
Fluids, environmental fees and taxes not included.

  • Brand New GMW 1.8T Engine Wiring Harness, engineered, designed and built in house to our specs with VW Factory Drive-By-Wire Throttle, OBD2 Diagnostic System and Check Engine Warning Light
  • Bosch Motronic ME7.5 Engine Management System, responsible for proper operation and adaption of the engine during constantly changing environmental and load conditions
  • New GMW custom 304 Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Turbo Back Performance Exhaust System with New Catalytic Converter and our custom Exhaust Brackets, designed to deliver maximum performance
  • 1.8T Emissions System including; Evap Leak Detection Pump(V144), Charcoal Canister, Air Injection Pump(V101), new Oxygen Sensors(G39)(G130), Purge Valve(N80), Crankcase Breather Hoses and PCV Valves
  • 1.8T Engine is refreshed with New Timing Belt, Tensioner, Dampner, Variable Timing Chain Tensioner, Seals, Spark Plugs, Ignition Coils, Gaskets, Waterpump with Metal Impeller, Thermostat, Serpentine Belt, Fuel Hoses, Coolant Hoses, Coolant Flanges/Junctions, Mass Air Flow Sensor(G70), Boost Pressure Sensor(G31), Engine Speed Sensor(G28), Boost Pressure Valve(N75), Overrun Cut-off Valve(N249), Oil Pressure Sensors, Engine/Transmission Adapter and Flywheel
  • New GMW custom Engine Mounting System utilizing modern Hydraulic Motor Mounts for smooth performance allowing the engine to be positioned at 15° 
  • New 1.8T Charge Intercooler reducing air intake temperatures with GMW custom Silicone Boost Hoses and Electric Fan for increased turbo boost cooling
  • New GMW custom Engine Deck Lid Spacer
  • 1.8T Badge for rear of Vanagon

Used - 1.8T Engine and Installation                                         $17,250
New - 1.8T Engine Long Block, New Turbo and Installation  $21,800