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Boost your VW TDI

2006-07-31 09:28

Steves Auto Clinic can give your Polo 1.9 TDI some more grunt

In the case of the Polo the end result is a meaty 125 kW, torque improving by some 18% to around 365 Nm. With the Golf, power swells from 81 to 108 kW, an increase of 33%

The three-door Polo will accelerate to 100 km/h in just 8.2 seconds, and reach a true 218 km/h with both numbers verified in independent testing at Reef altitude.

The Golf is capable of the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just over 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 198 km/h.

The total cost of the conversion is R17 995, though the individual elements can be purchased separately. Call 016 981 1033 for contact details of your nearest SAC branch, or visit www.steves.co.za.

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