Posts Tagged: Volkswagen Golf

Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 4Motion
By July 15, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 4Motion

It’s good to know that there are some things in life that you can always rely on. One of them is Volkswagen Golf. Making its first appearance in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf is now in its seventh generation. Although the Golf has new design, some typical Golf elements like the C-pillars and the roofline have remained. The front and rear section have a modern look thanks to the new headlights and rear lights, but still the Golf is easy to recognise.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI debuts at Geneva
By February 27, 2013 Read More →

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI debuts at Geneva

Volkswagen will introduce the new Golf GTI at the Geneva International Motor Show. For the first time, the iconic hot hatch is available at launch with two power levels. The new Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine (TSI) that makes 220 hp and 350 Nm (258 pound-feet) of torque in standard form. Volkswagen is offering a factory-installed performance pack for the first time, which boosts power to 230 hp and adds bigger brakes and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTD makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show
By February 21, 2013 Read More →

The new Volkswagen Golf GTD makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show

At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen debuts the new Golf GTD. The latest version of this fuel-sipping sporty compact features a 184 hp version of the new EA288 TDI turbocharged, direct-injection, four-cylinder diesel engine that already complies with the challenging EU6 emissions standard.

4Motion versions of the new VW Golf are now available in Europe
By February 4, 2013 Read More →

4Motion versions of the new VW Golf are now available in Europe

Volkswagen is expanding the new Golf range with the 4Motion all-wheel drive models. The new Golf’s permanent four-wheel drive system is one of the most modern and efficient of its kind in the world. In this latest version of the Golf 4Motion Volkswagen is using a four-wheel drive system with an enhanced, fifth-generation Haldex coupling. The intelligently controlled 4Motion drive weighs 1,4 kilograms less than the previous system, requires no pressure accumulator and reacts extremely quickly to every conceivable influence exerted on it. The result is greater active safety and improved handling.

H&R 2013 Volkswagen Golf R
By October 31, 2012 Read More →

H&R 2013 Volkswagen Golf R

The project builders at H&R have once again started another Volkswagen project. Starting with a 2013 carbon grey metallic Golf R, H&R installed a Street Performance Tuner Coil Over suspension and the H&R 26mm rear Sport Sway Bar. Tires and wheels are upgraded with BBS Super RS wheels in silver wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Silver tires.

Seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf unveiled
By September 20, 2012 Read More →

Seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf unveiled

Volkswagen unveiled the new, seventh-generation Golf. The latest Golf is up to 220 pounds lighter than the outgoing car, thanks to careful focus on weight savings in all aspects of the car’s construction, from the electrical architecture through to the engines and the body-in-white. The air conditioning unit is, for example, six pounds lighter than the old car’s; the seats have shed 15 pounds; and the body-in-white is 51 pounds lighter. One major reason for the bodyshell’s weight loss is the extensive use of high- and ultra-high strength steels. The share of the high-strength steels overall has gone from 66 percent in the previous Golf to 80 percent in the new one. Of this, the share of ultra-high-strength steel has gone from six to 28 percent. One benefit of lowering the Golf’s weight is better fuel economy: the 1.4 TSI that uses a 140-horsepower, turbocharged, 1.4-liter engine fitted with cylinder de-activation gets a European Cycle combined fuel consumption figure of 49 mpg, while the base 105-horsepower TDI Clean Diesel engine delivers 62 mpg on the EC combined cycle.

2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet
By March 15, 2012 Read More →

2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet

Volkswagen presented the new Golf GTI Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show. At launch, customers can specify either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed DSG (dual clutch gearbox) version. Both gearboxes send the 210 hp of the turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine to the front axle.

Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet concept
By June 14, 2011 Read More →

Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet concept

Volkswagen just recently introduced the new Golf Cabriolet, and the designers and engineers of Volkswagen R GmbH have already come up with an extremely sporty variant of this model: the Golf R Cabriolet Concept. Like its closed top counterpart, the 199 kW / 270 hp Cabriolet concept races to the 100 km/h mark in less […]

Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet Concept
By June 8, 2011 Read More →

Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet Concept

Volkswagen presented the Golf GTI Cabriolet Concept in a world debut at Wörthersee. It is the first officially built open-top version of the icon. There are plenty of good reasons for introducing this extremely dynamic concept in 2011. This year, the Golf GTI celebrates its 35th anniversary and 2011 is also the year of the […]

Golf R coming to America
By December 22, 2010 Read More →

Golf R coming to America

The European Golf R is simply the most powerful Volkswagen sports performance vehicle ever built. The car delivers the ultimate Volkswagen driving experience with dynamic handling, refined road manners and unprecedented power for a Golf. It is Volkswagen’s performance halo vehicle, and at the request of VW enthusiasts, the company is bringing it to the […]