Now, in its sixth generation, Wolfsburg’s iconic hatch is refined and re motivated with new drive trains to take it into next decade.
Like an increasing number of car companies intent on greening their range, Volkswagen is shifting from naturally aspirated engines towards smaller capacity and forced induction.
Golf VI’s engine line-up consists of two petrol TSI fours — a 1.4 turbo and 1.4 supercharged turbo — and a 2.0 turbo diesel. Wanna know how you pick the difference between the two TSI-badged models? If the ‘I’ is red it’s a 90TSI (1.4 turbo) and if the ‘SI’ is red it’s a 118TSI (1.4 super/turbo). Now you know…
It features two balance shafts to reduce vibration and new engine mounts to improve isolation.
Now re tuned for economy, the 1.4 super/turbo produces 118kW (down 7kW) and an unchanged 240Nm. Its wave of boosted mid range torque adds an extra dimension to the driving experience, and also makes it quicker and more frugal than the engine it replaces. That’s a story retold across the engine range.
Cabin treatment is typical Volkswagen: elegant, austere, classy and understated.
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