The Golf GTE, which made its world debut just last month at the Geneva Motor Show, combines petrol and electric motors to produce 204 PS and giving a theoretical range of 580 miles. It is driven by two engines: a 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a 102 PS electric motor. Together, they produce power of 204 PS and torque of 350 Nm (258 lbs ft). Using both engines, the Golf GTE can sprint from zero to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds and on to 138 mph, and it can still hit 81 mph on electric power alone. Yet it returns a combined cycle figure of 188 mpg* and CO2 emissions of 35 g/km* (*provisional data).
Some of Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrids and electric models like the e-Golf (pictured above) might be ditching the cord in the coming years. The giant automaker has plans in place to offer wireless – or inductive – charging as an option on some models as soon as 2017, according to reports. Owners would get the added […]
Golf I Sliding: Volkswagen supplier Lunke & Son in Witten, specializing in door and hood hinges, late 1973 built the handmade prototype driver side to a sliding door. Probably should be “disabled” version should be prepared. The early golf had some features such as door openers and window cranks from the beetle, which accounted for […]
Performance enhancement Golf VI 2.0 TSI R Level 2 standard makes the engine 270PS and 350Nm. Due to the individual optimization of engine control unit in conjunction with a downpipe without pre-cat, 3 “exhaust system incl. Valve control and a Carbonansaugung in which R Golf achieved a power increase of 50 hp and 90 Nm. […]