Volkswagen Golf: Get Your First Luxury Drive

Volkswagen Golf: The Wonder car

Volkswagen the German automobile giant started manufacturing Volkswagen Golf from 1974 onwards. A unique feature of Volkswagen Golf was that it was marketed in different parts of the world under different names. In United States it was sold under the name of as Volkswagen Rabbit, in Canada it was known as Golf Mk1 and Golf Mk5 and in Mexico, as Caribe.

Volkswagen Golf is the bestselling car model of Volkswagen

The original design of the Golf Mk1 had certain features being:

- The car was subcompact in nature.

- The steering of the car enjoyed a front wheel drive.

- The engine was strategically placed in the front, for better cooling purposes.

In fact these features contributed Volkswagen Golf, becoming the most sold car model from the Volkswagen automobile makers. Would you believe that by 2012, more than twenty nine millions cars had been sold from 1974 onwards? It also holds the title of being the second most car model, being sold around the world.

Does Volkswagen Golf enjoy other versions, like its other car models?

Volkswagen Golf was produced initially as a hatchback design car with three doors. The popularity of its original design lead to experimentation with other versions like convertible, station wagon, estate, a Volkswagen Golf enjoying a hatchback design with five doors and also sedan styled Volkswagen Golf.

Has Volkswagen Golf won any international automobile awards?

Volkswagen Golf and its various versions have won numerous prestigious awards throughout the years. Important mention should be made for the prestigious award it received in the year 2009, that depicted that Volkswagen Golf as the most preferred car by automobile journalist around the world. It has been voted many years as the second best car, by various European auto magazines also. Thus it goes without saying that Volkswagen Golf is a wonder car that everyone should experience once in a lifetime.

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Technical Characteristics of Volkswagen Golf

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI produced by Volkswagen (DE).

Body Type Hatchback 3 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1314 Kg
Length 4199 mm
Height 1480 mm
Wheelbase 2578 mm
Front Track 1541 mm
Rear Track 1514 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 55 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque 250Nm @ 1500 rpm
CO2 Emissions 119 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1598 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 81 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6J x 15 / 6J x 15
Standard Tyres 195/65 R 15 T / 195/65 R 15 T
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 5 speed manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 11.3 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 5.7 l/100km
Road 3.9 l/100km
Mixt 4.5 l/100km