Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI (DSG) Review
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Story by Raymond Lai, pictures by Azfar Hashim
9 Aug 2008
 

The replacement model is imminent but there’s no stopping the current Golf from gaining even more fans thanks to its new engine and gearbox

Introduction

The Volkswagen Golf is proof that the design and styling of a family car can be timeless and somewhat iconic as well. Since its inception in 1974, Europe’s favourite perennial hatchback has managed to retain the original version’s styling ethos and themes even up till today’s fifth generation version.

The current Golf has been around since 2003 and the next model has just been revealed, but its looks are as fresh as on the day it first rolled out to the public at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Mk V is one of the rare modern cars that hasn’t gone through a noticeable facelift throughout its product cycle.

Since there wasn’t any facelift, we’re pretty sure you’re wondering “why is there another Mk V Golf review here?” Right?

Well, this time it is the bits under the hood that really matters – the Mk V has just been given a new engine and a gearbox. This new power train is important in the sense that it will not only power the Mk VI, but also features some new technology. 

 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1390cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 122bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 200Nm @ 4000rpm
Power to Weight 99.5 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 9.4s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 197 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 16.9 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed DSG
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4204 x 1759 x 1513) mm
Wheelbase 2578 mm
Turning Circle 5.45 metres
Kerb Weight 1226 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs