Review Volkswagen Golf GT Sport TDI 170 New car

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Review of the new Volkswagen Golf GT TDI 170



(8.1 out of 10)

DATE: 22 янв 2008

Diesel Don’t Have To Be Boring. The Presents ‘Exhibit A': The Volkswagen GT TDI 170. Andy Enright


Mere figures don’t do cars like the Golf GT TDI 170 justice. When are now cramming almost 300bhp in hatchbacks, a 168bhp Golf isn’t going to knock socks off. In fact, probably possessed of a longer average attention span if made it this far.

This diesel Golf may not be the exciting car on paper but to drive one on the is to experience a car with some muscle at its command. You could wonder why you need anything quicker.

This is the third TDI engine Volkswagen offer in the Golf up. There’s a rather underwhelming 1.9-litre unit, a markedly 138bhp 2.0-litre powerplant and now engine, a 168bhp tweaked of the latter. It comes only in GT Sport trim, priced £19,700, with a five-door costing £500 more.

Go for the bodystyle and you also get the option of clever semi-automatic DSG gearbox for a of around £1,300.

The most diesel Golf to date, model uses Piezo elements to provide high the fuel injections. This has a of benefits. Not only does it the power output by creating a clean combustion cycle, it minimises consumption and emissions.

A particulate filter further carcinogens.

The headline figure this model isn’t the output but the maximum torque of 258lb/ft. The Audi A4 3.2 quattro, the BMW the Ford Focus ST, the Mercedes the Porsche Cayman S, and the Subaru WRX all fail to top this figure. is simply defined as rotational and it’s best to think of it as the muscularity. With this of torque on tap, you can rest that this Golf going to get sand kicked in its

Acceleration figures from never do a diesel car justice and the figure of 7.9 seconds sounds rather than concussive. A indicative test is the 30-70mph through the gears and here the is quick enough to give of the cars listed above a scare.

The Golf TDI 170 is as complete a hatchback as you could hope to

With a top speed of 137mph, the TDI 170 will have no issues at at British motorway speeds and on the cut and thrust of a two lane derestricted it has more than enough to jet up to speed after dispatching a artic. The great thing this powerplant is that the is almost omnipresent. That figure is available from 1,750rpm, little more tickover.

Given that it’s £19,500 (and around more than the TDI 140PS you won’t need us to tell you this Golf resides at the end of the hatchback sector but nevertheless, say that this car represents value for money – when Volkswagen’s unimpeachable values are brought into the Running costs are kept on the side with a fuel figure of 46.3mpg while a emissions figure will this car will figure on the lists of many business with a £20k budget.

not as if they’ll need to look and hard at the options list as the GT trim level comes a decent roster of standard It’s been altered to closely resemble the iconic with the addition of a revised grille, 17-inch Classix wheels, a 15mm drop of the height and twin exhaust

Volkswagen have made strides concerning the refinement of the TDI and the effects are palpable as soon as you the key. The TDI system was once as being far less effective the new wave of ‘common rail’ engines that have popular and in terms of refinement, solution has lagged behind. No the difference is now virtually negligible.

If interested in the technicalities, this diesel works on the basis of direct injection, a system to make better use of every of diesel. The injectors on all four are controlled by a single powerful control unit (ECU) carefully controls the amount and of fuel passing through each cylinder.

For engineers, the next step is for each to have its own ECU unit; the fuel and mixture can then be even carefully monitored and even efficiency achieved. This is the concept behind the new ‘second of ‘common rail’ diesels engines that Volkswagen it’s developing in its own time. The big of Volkswagen’s TDI system is that relatively easy to liberate big outputs- as evidenced by this model.

One criticism levelled at the two previous Golf models was that, the cars offered a ride and package that was hard to they never really the sort of infectious handling many rivals could The fifth generation car adopts a tactic in ‘benchmarking’ the suspension of the Focus and first impressions are The body is eighty per cent than its predecessor and the new electro-mechanical feel and composed body are leagues ahead.

The interior the Golf at the top of the family hatch It uses a fascia design of the Phaeton luxury saloon, the centre console is lifted the Touran mini-MPV. With the exception of its pricier Volkswagen cousin, the Audi A3, the cabin has the of anything out there as regards

The interior features soft-feel plastics, high-quality switches, use of chrome, fabric-covered A-pillars blue instrument backlighting red needles, a signature of the fourth model. Some of the plastics on the minor controls and the lower however, do feel surprisingly perhaps allowing Audi a ‘wiggle room’ to justify the higher prices.

It’s to look beyond this car Do you really need more the Golf TDI 170 offers? It’s good looking, well it handles, it’s relatively to run and it’s joyously covetable. The has come good.



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