VW Golf VII 2012
The new hatch Golf VII 2012 offers a wide choice of engines and greater interior space. All speculation on one of the most awaited car launched this year are already in history. At a special ceremony in Berlin, Volkswagen showed the 7th generation of its best-selling model – VW Golf.
Visitors of the event had to wait before seeing the new model. As the scene appeared consistently shows all the cars in the family. Last came the new Golf VII, in which the changes are not so much in appearance as the size and interior space. The car continues to rely on a conservative design that is more current evolution than revolution, as speculated.
The new Golf VII 2012 is built on a new modular platform of the Volkswagen – MQB. It is 56 mm longer and 13 mm wider than its predecessor. The distance between the two axes is increased by 59 mm and reaches 2,637 mm. It is these changes that have the greatest impact on the interior in the Golf VII that offers more space for heads, arms and legs are riding in the back seat passengers. Moreover, with 30 liters capacity has grown the trunk, which is in the Golf VII is 380 l.
Undoubtedly the most significant changes in the new Golf VII 2012 are detected in the cabin, which is now oriented towards the driver and is available in three trim levels. At the base Trendline available extras such as air conditioning and electric windows, while the highest observed Highline materials such as Alcantara, backlight, xenon headlights and much more.
The suspension of the new Golf VII is McPherson front and Multilink at the rear. Despite the increase in size, the new Golf weight is an average of 100 kg. lighter than the old one. The total mass of the car is 1150 kg., It must be noted that the construction of the body is aluminum. In Volkswagen have placed a thin metal and a special heat treatment of parts made from it.
That Golf VII 2012 is lighter, wich means it is more economical. In comparison with the 6th generation model, the Golf VII 2012 consumes about 23% less fuel. Golf VII will be available with a choice of engines that are equipped with a start / stop system and technology Brake Energy Regeneration.
Three of the units are family TSI – 1.2 liters (85 hp) and 1.4 liters (140 hp). More powerful petrol version are GTI will get 2.0-liter TSI turbo engine with 220 hp Diesel engines are 4 family TDI – and a power of 90, 105, 150 and 180 hp.
The most powerful version of the new Golf VII 2012 will be the Golf R, which will have engine with 290 hp And that will be faster than the R-modification of the 6th generation. Running rumors of plans to release a version of Volkswagen Golf VII RS, to get engine with 370 hp of the Audi TT RS, but so far no official confirmation of this.
As for fuel consumption, among the most economical petrol models are versions with 85 hp and 140 hp. They spend an average of 4.9 l/100 km with the powerful system for cylinder deactivation. The top diesel is more economical with the modification BlueMotion, which has an average consumption 3.2 l/100 km and emits just 85 g / km harmful CO2 emissions.
The seventh generation of the hatchback will be priced similar to the sixth. The basic version will cost 16,075 euros in Germany (Golf VI so far it was € 16 500). It includes dual-zone air conditioning and color display. As an option for the first time in the Golf family is available adaptive cruise control, which in the version with manual transmission operates in the range of 30 to 160 km / h, and in combination with 7-speed DSG-transmission can stop the vehicle completely without the involvement of the driver.
In additional equipment of the Golf VII 2012 includes variable steering effort, adaptive suspension, electronic differential lock, automatic park assistance, video surveillance system with multiple cameras available on all sides of the car and a brand new multimedia system. There are five modes (Eco, Sport, Normal, Individual and Comfort), which is bundled with adaptive chassis. Official premier of the Golf VII in front of audience will be in Paris at the end of the month.