The new Golf / World premiere / Berlin / 2012 / 3
The new Golf - up to 100 kg lighter and 23 per cent more fuel-efficient
Seventh stage of Golf evolution shows clearly added dynamism and precisionThe Golf as a 3-litre car: with consumption of 3.2 litres and 85g/km CO
, the Golf BlueMotion sets new standards
Wolfsburg / Berlin, September 2012
. “Six generations of
from 1974 to 2012. That’s 38 years of continual
success, sales of 29.13 million units of a world best seller,an enormous economic factor, a guarantee of secure jobs and
an enduring reflection of technical progress,” remarks Prof.
Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Group Chairman, Volkswagen AG.
With the seventh generation of the Golf
,” continuesWinterkorn, “
we now aim to carry on this story of success.
This Volkswagen’s great potential is demonstrated by the
fact that with this car we have been able to reverse theupward spiral in weight: although the new Golf is safer,more comfortable and more spacious than its predecessor, ithas been made up to 100 kg lighter and
in the case of thenew 140 PS petrol engine model with cylinder cut-off andfuel consumption figures of 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres
23 per cent more fuel-
the Golf can do everything better and costs less
3.8 l/100 km.
With the new Golf, figures at this level are notthe exception, but the rule: the base petrol model (TSI)consumes 4.9 l/100 km and the entry-level diesel (TDI) 3.8.The TSI models thus beat the CO
mark of 115 g/km, whileat 99 g/km of CO
the TDIs come in under the 100 g/kmthreshold. The best figures are ultimately delivered onceagain by the Golf BlueMotion: utilising the most efficient
systems from Volkswagen’s technological toolkit, it emits