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2012-05-08 09:13

SMOOTH-SHIFTING POWER: VW's DSG transmission is characterised by its fuel economy and smooth shifts. Potential buyers of the new 1.4 Jetta or Golf can now order a seven-speed auto for a R14 500 premium.

Volkswagen's new Jetta and Golf 1.4 TSI 90kW Comfortline derivatives can now be ordered with an optional seven-speed DSG transmission.

The fuel consumption gains of DSG transmission can be up to 12% when compared with a manual transmission and up to 20% to an automatic transmission with torque converter clutch.

The 1.4 TSI 90kW engine fitted in both models is capable of 200Nm from 1500 - 4000rpm. The Jetta is capable of achieving 0 - 100km/h in 9.8 seconds while the Golf comes in at 9.5sec. Top speed is limited to 202km/h for the new Jetta and 200 km/h for the Golf.

Claimed fuel consumption and emissions are identical at six-litres/100km and 138g/km of CO2.

PRICES: (VAT and emissions tax included)
Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI 90kW Comfortline seven-speed DSG - R259 000
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 90kW Comfortline seven-speed DSG - R269 000

Each model is sold with a three-year or 90 000km service plan and a three-year or 120 000km warranty.

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