New Volkswagen Golf Mk7 official - facts TSI TDI engines and official photos

Volkswagen Golf is an icon and sellers of seldom seen by over 29.1 million copies sold.

New Volkswagen Golf Mk7 official - facts TSI TDI engines and official photos

The model came in 1974 as a replacement for the Volkswagen Type 1, thus the one being called "bubble". The first generation, Mk1, was officially living in nine years, which is longer than any subsequent generation.

Mk1 disappeared into the history books when the Mk2 came in 1983, a model that became very popular, especially here in Sweden. Mk3, third generation, took over in 1991 to be replaced in 1997 by the Mk4 as we today look look as tight on our roads. 2003 was replaced by the Mk5 who had five years of life before Mk6 came 2008th.

This is the generation that is at Volkswagen dealers today but if only a few months to be replaced by brand new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 that tonight has its world premiere in Berlin before journalists from all corners of the world. 

Technology world is so clearly in place and monitor it all to feel and squeeze the new Golf and report back to all Swedes who want to know more about it.

New Volkswagen Golf may at first glance seem like a very small step in the evolution compared to last, generation six. 

And clean appearance, we are prepared to agree but Volkswagen explains why passed cautiously when it comes to visuals. They say that you can not change the way anything with an icon of Golf's size, a car that will continue to sell well not only in Europe but throughout the world. Volkswagen Group design chief called Golf for timeless and uncomplicated and it's something you have to be on. Volkswagen's design manager Klaus Bischoff are on the same line and points out that some attributes must remain for the car to be a Golf. 

He aimed primarily at the C-pillar design that is a common denominator for all seven generations. The new Golf is the C-pillar, however, honed to an idea with sharper bend. Volkswagen Golfs call C-pillar "one of the world's most famous C-pillars." When drawing new Volkswagen Golf looked extra on the generation of two and four, Mk2 and Mk4, in terms of lines and flow of the body. Right C-pillar without folds is clearly taken from the Mk4.

 Another detail that feels Mk4 is the parking lights to the side profile, with its sharp corners. New Golf is similar as I said last generation with if you look carefully you can find a lot of small but clear news. The front has been given a broader look and the hood is now positioned higher than the screens. Previously, it was the opposite. The fold that was previously above the door handles have been moved down below the same and create a uniform line around the entire car with headlights, chrome bar on the grille and tailgate folds. 

Another folds has occurred and it is located just below the bottom edge of the side windows. This folds begins where the headlights meet the front fenders and continues back to the C-pillar kink. One detail that could be traced to one generation in the 1970s, is the extra little box located in front of the front side windows where the wing is attached to the door. Generation two to six missed this. Volkswagen Golf Mk7 is 425.5 inches long, which means that it has grown by 5.6 inches compared to the generation before. It also means that it is about half a meter longer than the Golf was when the model was introduced in the 1974th. 

Despite this Golf still less than most competitors. For example, the Opel Astra is 441.9 inches long, the new Volvo V40, which to some extent can be seen as a competitor despite the higher price tag, is 436.9 inches long. New Kia Cee'd, another natural competitor, is 431.0 inches long. wheelbase on the new Golf measures 263.7 centimeters, 59 centimeters more than previously and almost two and a half inches longer than the Golf Mk1 1974th While the width is the dimension increased by 1.3 inches to 179.9 inches. It is almost two inches more than the ancestor Mk1. 

From stocking feet up to the top of the head is the new Golf has decreased. It measures 145.2 centimeters in height, which is 2.8 inches lower than the generation Mk6. To continue the comparison with the Mk1 so new about five centimeters higher. front axle has been moved forward by 4.3 inches, creating a shorter overhangs front and along with the car's extra length creates the illusion that the passenger compartment is positioned further back than it is . It also gives a sense of long hood which Volkswagen calls more premiumklassbil. All expanded dimensions make plenty of space inside the car. For example, the entire interior space has been 1.4 centimeters longer and now measures 1.75 meters in total. 

Rear seat passengers are the ones who have the most benefit from extra space where legroom has increased by 1.5 inches. Since the car has grown even in width, the broad-shouldered people in the front seat to the benefit of axle width has increased by 3.1 centimeters by 2.2 centimeters armbågsutrymmet. The corresponding figures for the rear seat is 3.0 centimeters and 2.0 centimeters.

The trunk should 380 liters of space, which is 30 liters more than the outgoing generation. It is exactly the same figure as for the new Kia Cee'd and old Opel Astra. 

New Astra reaches only up to 370 liters. At this point, the Volvo V40 to short even though it is larger than the Golf. V40 holds only 335 liters. beats Volkswagen, however, a blow to the height of the load threshold is reported to be 66.5 centimeters, 1.7 centimeters lower than before. With this number claiming Volkswagen that has the lowest loading height of all cars in the Golf class.

Baggage Door opening has been increased by 4.7 inches compared to the generation of six and cargo width has increased by a whopping 22.8 inches. rear seat can be folded in 60/40 and 40/20/40 unfortunately not as one might wish for in a modern car day. 

With the rear bar will load area 155.8 centimeters long. If you flip the even the front passenger seat, the length 241.2 centimeters. Golfing generation seven based on it as long talked MQB platform as the new Audi A3 is already using.

MQB stands for Modularer Querbaukasten and is the name of the Volkswagen Group's new platform thinking for cars with transverse-mounted engine in front. The platform and the body is made up largely of high-strength steel, which makes the construction very solid and even crash-proof (nothing but high marks in the Euro NCAP crash test would be a bang). It also helps to reduce the car's weight. For example, the body 23 kg lighter than the outgoing model's body, although it is larger. Add beyond that electrical installations and electrical components is six pounds lighter, engines up to 40 pounds lighter and transmission up to 26 pounds lighter.

In total, the new Golf 100 kg lighter depending on engine and equipment options. Lower weight helps to lower the car's fuel consumption.

Engines at the launch of the new Volkswagen Golf is five in number, two gasoline engines and three diesel engines. Among gasoline were we find two direct injection TSI engines with turbocharging.

One of 85 horsepower, and the other at 140 horsepower. The weaker version would be 0.49 liters per mil and emits 113 grams per kilometer. That compares with 0.55 liters per mil for the same engine in the current Golf. 140-hp engine with cylinder shut-off handle of the next hard Euro 6 requirements with its 0.48 liter per mil and 112 grams per kilometer.

That compares with corresponding engine today is 18 horsepower weaker but still need 0.62 liters per mil. On the diesel side, we find the TDI engines with either 105 or 150 horsepower. The former is content with 0.38 liters per mil and 99 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. 

The second is slightly thirstier but not much, despite the power advantage. 0.41 liters per mil down the number to. There is also a Golf diesel version optimized to get lean and it has the usual way, add the name BlueMotion. In this configuration, it is 0.32 liters per mil concerning which is the same as 85 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. So it is somewhat lower than the Volvo V40 for extra lean D2 version can handle (94 grams per kilometer). motors are coupled to either manual gearboxes or seven-speed dual-clutch boxes (DSG) with six or seven gears. All cars are fitted with start / stop technology and brake energy regeneration. 

These two technical details save each four percent fuel. All cars are equipped with driver profile selector where you can set up the car and driveline character. Four modes are available, these are Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual. Is the new Golf also equipped with the active chassis (DCC) is a fifth location Comfort.

New Volkswagen has a host of new technical features that did not exist in the model before. For example, there is a touch screen on the dashboard regardless of model version. This measures five inches in standard and black and white. 

There, you can control all kinds of features for the car and the passenger compartment. In addition to this there are more screens in five inches, a little fancier things with 5.8 inches on the diagonal, and if you want to be the worst select product package with the largest GPS navigation and audio system.

Then the screen eight inches. Adaptive cruise control is available for the first time in the Golf. The system works with a radar sensor in the front at speeds between 30 and 160 km / h If the vehicle in front brakes, makes even the Golf.

In the worst case to a standstill. Although a similar system for speeds below 30 km / h there. Traffic Sign Recognition is another new and works together with the navigation system to make it easier to get the driver to stay within the speed limits.

Parking Assistance is the new 2.0 version, which not only allows for parallel parking, but also to bake into the stalls, which is perpendicular to the street. A security system worth mentioning is Volkswagen's multi-collision braking system that will alleviate the consequences of a collision. 

Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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