NEWS: 43-Year-Old Golf Shows Fresh Signs of Strength & Economy
One of the planet’s most beloved cars – the brilliant, iconic all-rounder that will can be the 43-year-old Volkswagen Golf – can be showing a solid sign of brand new strength along with economy simultaneously, with the launch of the hottest ever, 245PS GTI along with a cool brand new frugal 1.5-litre, 150 PS TSI EVO engine, joining the Golf hatch along with Golf Estate ranges.
Volkswagen’s updated Golf today features one of the most comprehensive engine line-ups of any product inside UK. today the potent 245 PS Golf GTI Performance along with keenly anticipated brand new 150 PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine are available to order along with, together, they bring high performance along with further frugality to the burgeoning Golf range.
Two versions of the 1.5-litre EVO engine are joining the updated Golf line-up. With outputs of 150 PS along with 130 PS, both are turbocharged four-cylinder units along with are available with six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes. The 150 PS unit can be available today, along with the 130 PS derivative will join later inside summer.
Active Cylinder Management (ACM) can be an integral part of these brand new EVO units’ efficiency. ACM technology shuts down cylinders when the driver lifts their foot off the throttle. inside 150 PS unit two of the four cylinders are shut down while inside 130 PS BlueMotion variation all four cylinders are paused when your vehicle can be coasting.
Looking at the detail of the 150 PS unit, internal friction can be reduced via a fully variable map-controlled oil pump along which has a polymer-coated crankshaft bearing. A higher injection pressure of 350 bar compares to the 0 bar of the 1.4-litre unit the idea replaces. Temperature-sensitive components such as the throttle valve are located downstream of the intercooler.
The brand new engines also have an innovative thermal management system which has a brand new map cooling module. APS-coated cylinder liners, fin cooling between the cylinders along which has a cross-flow cooling concept inside cylinder head are used specifically for the 150 PS TSI.
This particular brand new technology means the 1.5-litre EVO engine can be a particularly sprightly motor. In 150 PS guise the idea develops maximum torque of 250 Nm coming from just 1,500 rpm thus taking the Golf hatch, whether equipped with the six-speed manual or the seven-speed DSG gearbox, coming from rest to 62 mph in only 8.3 seconds along with on to a top speed of 134 mph.
Combined economy can be put at 55.4 mpg for the 150 PS 1.5 TSI EVO hatchback in six-speed manual form (56.5 mpg for the DSG-equipped hatchback), with CO₂ figures of 116 g/km for the manual along with 114 g/km for the DSG automatic.* Figures for the 130 PS 1.5 TSI EVO BlueMotion versions will be available at a later date.
This particular advanced engine will become available in 130 PS BlueMotion specification on the Golf SE along with SE Navigation in both hatchback along with Golf Estate forms. The 150 PS EVO engine can be available inside Golf GT along with R-Line hatchback trims, along with inside Golf GT Estate, with prices starting at £23,445 (RRP OTR).
When the updated Golf GTI was introduced at the start of This particular year, the idea had a power increase that will brought the idea in line with the previous Golf GTI Performance. today the updated Golf GTI Performance product has itself become a more potent proposition thanks to its brand new output of 245 PS.
With an increase of 15 PS compared to the previous product, today’s GTI Performance product can be today the most potent Golf GTI currently available. The power upgrade results in a torque increase of 20 Nm to 370 Nm. This particular can be available in a broad band coming from 1,0 rpm to 4,300 rpm.
Standstill to 62 mph can be reached in just 6.2 seconds, along with those figures apply to the six-speed manual as well as the newly developed seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The GTI’s top speed can be 155 mph in manual form, along with 154 mph when equipped with the DSG gearbox.
Larger brake discs, with red-trimmed front calipers, along with an electronic front differential add to the compelling dynamic ability of the Golf GTI Performance, which can be available to order today, priced coming from £29,280 (RRP OTR).
Yet the idea can be an ‘everyday’ car too, which has a few seats along which has a useful 380-litre boot, or up to 1270 litres of carrying capacity with the rear seats folded. Available in three- or a few-door configurations, the brand new GTI Performance can be fitted with Volkswagen’s advanced Active Info Display as standard. This particular turns the instrument binnacle into a 12.3-inch high-resolution TFT screen to allow the driver to choose coming from an assortment of potential car along with journey information.
Updated Golf: in summary
All versions inside updated Golf range today feature LED daytime running lights, a colour touchscreen of at least eight inches in size along with an electronic parking brake. Also standard can be Front Assist, which monitors the distance to your vehicle ahead along with alerts the driver if a collision can be imminent.
The addition of the first 1.5-litre EVO engine along with the upgraded GTI Performance mean the Golf range starts which has a 1.0-litre TSI-powered S product along with then climbs through the SE, SE Navigation, GT along with R-Line trims to the Performance Golf range of the GTD, GTI along with R along with onwards to the petrol-electric hybrid Golf GTE along with, inside summer, the all-electric e-Golf.
All these Golf versions also include the latest safety systems such as Automatic Post-Collision Braking along which has a Driver Alert function. Standard on all Golfs coming from the SE trim upward can be Car-Net ‘App-Connect’, which allows easy pairing of selected mobile smartphones with the Golf’s infotainment system.
For more details on the full Volkswagen Golf range – together with brochures along with pricing – along with to use Volkswagen’s detailed online configurator, please visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.