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Why VW’s 1,5 TSI BlueMotion mill won’t come to SA

Volkswagen says its new 1,5 TSI ACT BlueMotion engine offers “diesel-like fuel economy” thanks to its active cylinder management system and micro-hybrid coasting mode (the latter courtesy of a 12-volt electrical system architecture and lithium-ion battery). So, why isn’t this new powerplant coming to South Africa?

Well, Volkswagen SA says that although it has already introduced active cylinder management in some Tiguan models, it “will not further pursue this technology” locally since South African customers “prefer immediate punch over economy”.

In addition, the local arm of the Wolfsburg-based automaker says the BlueMotion engine employs a petrol particulate filter (presumably to comply with the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) which “does not go well with 95 octane” fuel used here in South Africa.

The new 1,5 TSI ACT BlueMotion engine makes 96 kW and 200 N.m in the Golf in Europe, sipping at a claimed 4,8 L/100 km. The turbocharged four-cylinder’s peak twisting force is on tap from just 1 400 r/min through to 4 000 r/min.

At speeds of up to 130 km/h, working in combination with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the engine completely cuts out whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator, thus effectively entering a “coasting” mode. A compact lithium-ion battery simultaneously supplies power to the electrical equipment, such as windscreen wipers, headlamps and audio system.

The new unit joins the 110 kW 1,5-litre TSI Evo powerplant that is offered in some overseas markets (but also not available in South Africa).

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/why-vws-15-tsi-bluemotion-mill-wont-come-to-sa/
 

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VW Golf GTI vs Hyundai i30 N | feat. DRAG RACE - Parkers

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Hyundai i30 N vs VW Golf GTI vs Honda Civic Type R - Motoring Australia

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Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.5 EVO 2018 UK review

Should I buy one?

As a no-nonsense family runabout, there’s a lot to commend the Golf Estate. Not only is it incredibly easy to drive and plenty practical, it won’t break the bank at the fuel pumps either.

Our generously-equipped SE Navigation test car starts at £23,305, so it’s affordable - although a comparable 1.5-litre Skoda Octavia Estate does undercut it by a just over £2000 - and our experts predict that it’ll retain 43% of its value after 36,000 miles and 36 months of ownership, pipping the Skoda by a mere 1%.

That it’s not particularly exciting to drive is unlikely to be a concern for anyone seriously considering forking out for one. For those buyers who want to combine the Golf Estate’s impressive practicality without missing out on proper hot hatch performance, though, it pays to remember you can also have one in 306bhp, R guise. Just be prepared to part with close to £35,000 for the privilege.

Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.5 EVO 130 SE Navigation

Where Surrey Price £23,305; On sale Now; Engine 4-cyl, 1498cc, turbo, petrol; Power 128bhp at 5000rpm; Torque 148lb ft at 1400rpm; Gearbox 6-spd manual; Kerb weight 1346kg; Top speed 131mph; 0-62mph 9.5sec; Fuel economy 57.6mpg; CO2 113g/km; Rivals Skoda Octavia Estate, Peugeot 308 SW

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-revie.../volkswagen-golf-estate-15-evo-2018-uk-review

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Hyundai i30 N vs VW Golf GTI drag race - CarAdvice

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2018 Hyundai i30 N v VW Golf GTI Original 3-Door: Full comparison - CarAdvice

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WATCH VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI UNDERGO THE ‘MOOSE TEST’…

Not too long ago, we shared a video of the new BMW X2 (in front-wheel-drive form) being subjected to the controversial “Moose Test”. And now the Volkswagen Golf GTI has also undergone this extreme handling evaluation.

Yes, the folks over at km77 have turned their attention to the facelifted Golf GTI, putting the hot hatch through one of the toughest handling tests, which is designed to simulate an animal suddenly running in front of a moving vehicle.

As we pointed out in that X2 story, though, whereas the Swedes usually perform the evaluation at about 60 km/h, this test from the Spaniards is conducted at slightly higher speeds.

Watch the video above and you’ll see the Golf GTI (in this case in manual and running on 19-inch alloys wrapped in 225/35 R19 rubber) being put through the test first at 73 km/h, then at 75 km/h and finally at 77 km/h (although it failed to complete the manoeuvre at the latter speed).

Interestingly, and as can been seen above, km77 reported that the Golf GTI “reacted abruptly” to steering inputs, with the second movement of the steering wheel prompting significant oversteer.

The Spanish publication speculated that this “may be because the stability control [set to normal] intervenes very little during the manoeuvre, something that seems corroborated because the car does not lose much speed during the exercise”.

Watch the clip above (take note that the commentary is in Spanish)…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/watch-volkswagen-golf-gti-undergo-the-moose-test/

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CarAdvice review of the Australia-only GTI original

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR confirmed with 213 kW! - CAR magazine

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will unveil the new Golf GTI TCR at Wörthersee, billing the special-edition model as the fastest Golf GTI ever.

The Wolfsburg-based automaker has released a handful of teaser sketches of the new Golf GTI TCR, saying it is “nearly ready for production”. Describing the newcomer as the “future top model in the Golf GTI series”, VW says it will be launched in production form at the end of 2018.

VW says the front-wheel-drive special-edition model is essentially a road-legal version of its customer track car of the same name. The upcoming model’s turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine will develop 213 kW (between 5 000 and 6 800 r/min) and 370 N.m (from 1 600 to 4 300 r/min), up on the standard GTI’s 169 kW and 350 N.m.

Interestingly, the peak power output equals that of the all-paw Golf R (which is detuned slightly for the South African market), although the latter makes a little more torque at 380 N.m.

A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a front axle differential lock will come standard. The vehicle’s maximum speed will be pegged at 250 km/h, but VW says it can be increased to 264 km/h “by opting to remove the electronic limiter”. This, of course, would make the new GTI TCR the fastest Golf GTI in history.

Volkswagen has yet to reveal the new model’s claimed 0-100 km/h time. Worthy successor to the Golf GTI Clubsport? Let’s hope so…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-tcr-confirmed-213-kw/
 

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR confirmed with 213 kW! - CAR magazine

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will unveil the new Golf GTI TCR at Wörthersee, billing the special-edition model as the fastest Golf GTI ever.

The Wolfsburg-based automaker has released a handful of teaser sketches of the new Golf GTI TCR, saying it is “nearly ready for production”. Describing the newcomer as the “future top model in the Golf GTI series”, VW says it will be launched in production form at the end of 2018.

VW says the front-wheel-drive special-edition model is essentially a road-legal version of its customer track car of the same name. The upcoming model’s turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine will develop 213 kW (between 5 000 and 6 800 r/min) and 370 N.m (from 1 600 to 4 300 r/min), up on the standard GTI’s 169 kW and 350 N.m.

Interestingly, the peak power output equals that of the all-paw Golf R (which is detuned slightly for the South African market), although the latter makes a little more torque at 380 N.m.

A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a front axle differential lock will come standard. The vehicle’s maximum speed will be pegged at 250 km/h, but VW says it can be increased to 264 km/h “by opting to remove the electronic limiter”. This, of course, would make the new GTI TCR the fastest Golf GTI in history.

Volkswagen has yet to reveal the new model’s claimed 0-100 km/h time. Worthy successor to the Golf GTI Clubsport? Let’s hope so…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-tcr-confirmed-213-kw/
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