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VW Golf International Press Information

VW Golf International Press Information

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The new Golf / World premiere / Berlin / 2012 / 1
VolkswagenThe new Golf. Das Auto. The world premiere.
 
‘The key to perfection’
 
Berlin, September 2012
Note:
 
You will find this press release online at: www.volkswagen-media-services.com. User name: golf_das_auto; password: 09-2012.TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other companies of theVolkswagen Group in Germany and other countries.Equipment details and technical data apply to the model range sold in Germany. Details for other countries mayvary. All fuel efficiency and emission figures given in this press release are forecasts as at August 2012.
 
The new Golf / World premiere / Berlin / 2012 / 2
Contents
Key aspects
In brief Page 03Design
 –
the key to perfection Page 08History
 –
38 years of global success Page 13Lightweight design
 –
searching for every gram Page 19Engines
 –
fuel consumption drastically reduced Page 23Innovations
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democratising high-tech Page 26Infotainment systems
 –
touchscreen as standard Page 33Interior 
 –
layout and ergonomics Page 36Standard features
 –
more on board Page 41
 
The new Golf / World premiere / Berlin / 2012 / 3
In brief
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
2
, the Golf BlueMotion sets new standards
 
Wolfsburg / Berlin, September 2012
. “Six generations of 
the Golf 
 – 
 
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-
efficient.”
 
Affordable
 – 
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
2
mark of 115 g/km, whileat 99 g/km of CO
2
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

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