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2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI VI
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The wait for the sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI is over as the German market launch of the hot hatch will begin in a few days with the rest of Europe following just after Easter at the end of April. North America and Asia will follow in late summer. The new model is powered by a new 2.0-liter TSI engine producing 210-horsepower at 5,300 - 6,200 rpm and 280Nm of torque between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm.

Even though its performance and displacement data might suggest that VW revised the GTI V's 200HP engine, according to the German firm, this 2.0 TSI is actually a new powerplant of the "EA888" generation of engines whose technical origins were in the 230-PS version.

The TSI used in the sixth GTI is a product of the second development stage of these engines and compared to the first "EA888" development stage, this engine has new components such as modified pistons and piston rings, a regulated oil pump, a new vacuum pump, a new high-pressure fuel pump and a new mass airflow sensor.

Like the previous model, the new GTI will be equipped with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG). According to VW's forecasts, about 30 percent of all GTI drivers will order the sporty Golf with DSG.

With the manual gearbox, the car completes its acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 6.9 seconds (same for DSG), while it handles a 1,000 meter sprint from a standstill in 27.3 seconds.. In fifth gear, the GTI accelerates from 80 to 120 km/h in 7.5 seconds (9.5 seconds with sixth gear). The GTI's top speed is 240 km/h or 149mph (DSG: 238km/h or 148mph).

In terms of fuel consumption, the GTI consumes on the combined European cycle an average of 7,3 lt /100km (32.2mpg) with the manual gearbox and 7.4 lt /100km (31.8mpg) with the DSG.

As with the previous generation Golf GTIs, the new model will be available in three-door and five-door hatchback variants.





A new generation, and another set of awful looking rims.
 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf R
Set to replace the fifth-generation Golf R32, the new Golf R ditches the latter's 250HP 3.2-liter V6 for the Scirocco R's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit, slightly tweaked to produce 270 horsepower and 320Nm or 236 lb-ft of torque.

A six-speed manual gearbox will be offered standard, while a six-speed, twin-clutch DSG transmission will be optional.

From what we have been told (we'll update the story as soon as VW comes out with an official release), with the manual gearbox the Golf R speeds up to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 5.7 seconds, while the DSG model is a tad faster completing the same sprint in 5.5 seconds. In both cases, top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h or 155mph.

On the outside, the hot Golf features similar -some could say, even subtle- revisions to the Scirocco R with new bumpers, side skirts, darkened headlamps and tail lights, glossy exterior mirrors, a roof spoiler, a rear diffuser that houses twin exhaust pipes in the center and five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in chunkier rubber.

The newest addition in the Golf family that will be offered in both three and five door bodystyles is expected to go on sale in Europe towards the end of the year, while the model is also slated for a U.S. market debut in early 2010.






Wasn't the R32 a flop? VW/Audi LED's are really starting to annoy me.
 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
However, there’s something new under the hood, or at least new to the gen-six U.S. Golf: VW’s 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbo-diesel (TDI) four. (The standard engine is still the ho-hum 170-hp inline-five.) The Golf TDI, which produces 140 horses and 236 pound-feet of torque, is a shade slower than the Golf 2.5 regardless of transmission—six-speed manual (standard) or optional six-speed, dual-clutch DSG automated manual. We recorded 8.0 seconds to 60 mph, a little quicker than the long-term Jetta TDI currently in our test fleet (thanks to a curb weight—3186 pounds—that’s 167 pounds lower).

In any case, fuel economy is the TDI’s bragging point: 30 mpg city and 41 highway for the manual, 30 and 42, respectively, with the DSG. We averaged 34 mpg.

You’d expect that benefit, of course. What you might not expect is a high fun-to-drive index. Diesel buyers get the benefit of firmer suspension tuning and more precise steering, yielding turn-in and transient responses that are all but indistinguishable from those delivered by a GTI, the performance prince of Golfs. Okay, the GTI hustles to 60 almost two seconds quicker. But think of it this way: The Golf TDI teaches the art of momentum maintenance. And unlike GTI owners, you’ll never have to replace the spark plugs.

There are also demerits. You pay a hefty premium for that diesel—$4500. And watch out for those options. The DSG adds $1100, a sunroof is another grand, adaptive xenon headlights are $700, a 300-watt audio upgrade is $476, and a Cold-Weather package (heated seats, heated headlight-washer nozzles) adds $225. Oh, yeah, can’t forget Bluetooth connectivity ($199), a required option. How do you say “oxymoron” in German?

We wound up with a $26,440 as-tested price tag, which does seem a bit dear.








roaf, your car is here.
 

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The R one is looking really goooooooood.
 

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Aren't those the same rims for the GTI? New body, same rims.

I am honestly a fan of Golfs (and Rabbits), but with VW's issues, I'm afraid that I'd end up with a rock.
That said, the new R looks pretty nice.
 

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the R32 wasn't a flop - it sold out immediately - and if you'd like to buy one today a MkIV R32 (2004) costs a little less than what they sold for brand new.

The motor in them is a gem. The car itself is not blindingly fast but that big VR6 is smooth and makes the right noises. The handling is predictable (though the AWD system sucks) and the brakes are strong.

Yes, the turbo motor makes more power and weighs less, but honestly, that 3.2 was just so tractable and flexible and smooth.

That said, VW build quality is garbage.

My wife thinks they're cute.
 

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roaf, your car is here.
I love browsing these threads and finding my name in here :)

That being said I have problems with this:

1. 4 doors please. Oh wait Jetta TDI has this.

2. A loaded Jetta TDI seems about 1,000 cheaper.

3. Hopefully tax credit is the same as the Jetta TDI.

4. 30 and 41 is great with a 34 average, but the bar is being raised. I live in an ethanol state where 89 is 30 cents a gallon cheaper than Diesel. That being said I would probably give up some space and go with a 4 door Fiesta over this.

Sure the Fiesta is going to be overpriced, but the cost of parts will be cheaper, will get the same fuel economy(projected 30/41) and rate cheaper on insurance.

It is not just the Fiesta either. You are going to see a flood of cars hit the market in the next 2 years that are getting at least 30 mpgs in the city for under 20,000.
 

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THE FIT IS GO!
Huh? You mean the Honda Fit?

I think the Yaris is the best right now at 29/36 EPA estimated.

Supposedly the Fiesta is going to carry 31/40.

I would not be surprised to see a new Fit/Civic/Yaris/any other small car in the next year hit 35/42.

35 city per EPA with an auto on a gasoline (no diesel) engine and that is not a 95 Civic DX.
 

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2011 Volkswagen CrossGolf
World Premiere III: CrossGolf Reloaded

* Cleverly designed CrossGolf closes the gap between MPV and SUV
* Cross-model completes Golf model series with sixth variant

Euro-5 engines: pioneeringly economical TDI and TSI

In initial markets, the new CrossGolf will already be available for purchase in April. Buyers of the cleverly designed five-door will be able to enjoy a new generation of engines that offer huge fuel economy advantages. These engines are exclusively direct-injection turbocharged petrol (TSI) and diesel (common rail TDI) engines. They are as agile as they are economical. This is illustrated by the example of the Golf Cross 1.4 TSI with 118 kW / 160 PS: The (from 1,500 rpm) 240 Newton-meter strong turbo- and supercharged petrol engine (Twincharger) enables a top speed of 207 km/h, but when shifted by a 6-speed gearbox it has a combined fuel consumption of just 6.8 liters of fuel (equivalent to 159 g/km CO2). Even compared to the 20 PS weaker TSI of the first generation car, it shows a fuel consumption advantage of 0.5 liters. As an alternative the TSI is available with an optional 7-speed DSG; in this case too fuel consumption is 6.8 liters. Other available TSI engines are the variants with 77 kW / 105 PS and 90 kW / 122 PS.

As would be expected, the new common rail TDIs of the CrossGolf are extremely fuel-efficient. They have power outputs of 77 kW / 105 PS (1.6 liter) and 103 kW / 140 PS (2.0 liter) and are paired with a standard diesel particulate filter. For example, the 140-PS TSI, shifted by a 6-speed gearbox, consumes just 5.3 liters of fuel (138 g/km CO2). The torque of this engine already reaches the impressive maximum value of 320 Newton-meters from 1,750 rpm.
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The twin-charged model sounds most appealing.

*Waits for CrossPassat, CrossCC, CrossNewBeetle and CrossEOS.*
 

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What I said in the Polo thread:

Figures, with the popularity of the CrossFox it was only a matter of time till they would make a Polo version too. What's next, a CrossGolf?
 

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Volkswagen Golf R by Abt Sportsline
When ABT Sportsline deals with the VW Golf, the result is traditionally a compact super sports car. This is because the world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the Volkswagen group has given all generations of the successful Wolfsburg car an optical and technical boost. The current super Golf answers to the letter R, which announces the most important characteristics of the car: the "R" stands for "racing" - it transports the experience of ABT, which has recently defended its DTM title and won the ADAC GT Masters. Instead of the series-standard 270HP (199 kW) the engine now offers a dynamic 310HP (228 kW). With a high-speed of 261 km/h the ABT R20 is especially fast - and it is also capable of quick acceleration: it sprints from a standstill to a speed of 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

ABT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

* Engine: 2.0 TSI, 1984 ccm capacity
* Performance tuning: ABT Power
* Performance: 310 HP/228 kW (standard: 199 HP/270 kW)

Tuning Package

* ABT AERODYNAMICS
* ABT front skirt
* ABT OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS
* ABT daytime running light
* ABT front lip spoiler
* ABT WHEEL TECHNOLOGY
* ABT BR wheel in 18 and 19 inches
* ABT CR wheel in 18 and 19 inches
* Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tyres






Hate the rims. The stacked exhaust looks awful and out of place.
 

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Volkswagen Golf GTI by Rieger
German tuner, Rieger brings us a new tuning package for the sixth generation Golf GTI. The package includes aesthetic modifications, a set of wheels, and a sport exhaust system.

The tuning package includes a lip spoiler kit with a fiber glass mesh and ABS inserts, lip spoiler middle splitter, side skirts with cutouts, a roof spoiler and a rear bumper diffuser made in carbon fiber. The exterior package is finished with a set of 20" OZ brand alloy wheels.

Rieger also added a sports exhaust system with an ESD exhaust sound control system and two oval tips.




Plain Jane.
 

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In Excess? Volkswagen Finally Unveils GTI Excessive Concept

Billed as a sharper, more focused GTI, the Excessive’s modifications largely focus on suspension tuning. Along with adding stiffer springs and dampers, VW’s engineers widened the car’s track by fitting 19-inch BBS wheels with substantial 35-mm offsets. Those wheels not only help the GTI’s handling, but facilitate the installation of better brakes. We’re told the Excessive uses 14.5-inch diameter discs up front, which are notably larger than the GTI’s stock 12-inch rotors.

On that note, the exhaust system is the GTI Excessive’s only power-enhancing modification. Volkswagen says the less restrictive design not only saves weight, but also manages to bump the output from the turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 from 200 horsepower to 213, while lifting torque from 206 to 211 pound-feet between 1700 and 5200 rpm.

Contrary to its name, we think the GTI Excessive is perfect -- and if VW’s execs feel the same way, the automaker could possibly launch an accessory pack with these very modifications in the near future.


 

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Contrary to its name, we think the GTI Excessive is perfect -- and if VW’s execs feel the same way, the automaker could possibly launch an accessory pack with these very modifications in the near future.
Nice, but they would charge 5x the value of said accessory pack.
 
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