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Wolfsburg, GERMANY – Volkswagen is standardising the engine range in the Golf segment. For the models Golf, Golf Plus, Golf Estate and Jetta there are now two TSI versions: a turbocharged 90 kW / 122 hp direct injection petrol engine as well as a 118 kW / 160 hp version of the same engine, but with turbocharger and compressor. Furthermore, the TDI programme will also be extended to include the first common rail engine in Golf models.
With the introduction of the high-torque TSI engines two years ago Volkswagen has significantly reduced consumption and emissions levels in the individual models. A 90 kW Golf equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch DSG requires 5.9 litres of petrol in the combined cycle (according to guideline 80/1268/EEC), that corresponds to CO2 emissions of 139 g/km. Comparable uncharged engines (200 Nm torque) have capacities of two litres and more, whilst the TSI engines made by Volkswagen are compact at 1390 ccm. An additional financial advantage: for vehicles with these TSI engines there is less than 100 Euro annually in vehicle tax due in Germany.
Alongside the standardisation of the petrol engines, the 103 kW / 140 PS 2.0l TDI, one of the most popular diesel engines on the market, has been readjusted for common rail technology for use in the Golf estate and Jetta. In this way, the engine complies with the strict limits of the Euro 5 exhaust emissions norm which will be introduced in 2009*. With 320 Nm it provides a high level of torque with moderate levels of consumption: 5.5 litres of diesel over 100 km (143 g/km CO2) in the Jetta 2.0 TDI. The dual clutch gearbox DSG is also available, and up to 20 percent of customers in this class (depending on the model) select this comfortable option.
* The vehicles will, in accordance with current registration legislation, be registered initially according to the current EU 4 exhaust emissions norm. It will be possible to reregister the vehicle at the owner’s expense at a later date.