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Hot Golf GT breaks cover!

2005-08-30 07:36

Golf GT is the latest hot hatch from VW

The new Golf GT comes with a twin-turbocharged FSI engine - the "Twincharger".

VW have taken an unusual approach to achieving lower fuel consumption values: Reduction in cubic capacity alongside the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a compressor.

The combination of exhaust turbocharging with an automatically switched, high-speed mechanical compressor develops the same torque as a high volume naturally aspirated engine at the same time as achieving lower consumption values.

According to VW the high level of torque developed at low engine speeds means that drivers can delay shifting gear for longer.

The compact power unit develops 125 kW and a maximum torque of 240 Nm in the range between 1 750 and 4 500 r/min.

From 2006 the the Twincharger engine can be combined with the VW's DSG direct shift gearbox.

With this engine, the Golf GT has a top speed of 220 km/h and reaches the 100 km/h mark in only 7.9 seconds.

The car's average fuel consumption is 7.2 litres/100 km.

VWSA recently told Wheels24 that there are no plans yet to introduce this model locally but as soon as better grade fuel becomes available here the company will definitely consider bringing it here.

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