Electrified efficiency. The engine range of the new Golf Variant will include petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), natural gas (CNG) and mild hybrid drives. All petrol and diesel engines are turbocharged direct injection engines. Following the launch of all engines, their output levels will range between 66 kW (90 PS) and 147 kW (200 PS). A new, efficient 6-speed manual gearbox has also been developed for front-wheel drive models; this has made it possible to further reduce CO2 emissions. All engines of the new Golf Variant and Golf Alltrack comply with the Euro 6d-ISC FCM emission standard.
Petrol engine (TSI). The TSI engines of the new Golf Variant equipped with a petrol particulate filter generate 66 kW (90 PS), 81 kW (110 PS), 96 kW (130 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS). A TGI (CNG / natural gas) with 96 kW (130 PS) will also follow next year. The versions delivering 90 PS and 110 PS are 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines that are used in the Golf Variant for the first time. The TSI engines with 130 PS and 150 PS are 1.5-litre engines with a special feature: Active Cylinder Management (ACT). All engines with an output up to 130 PS feature the efficient TSI Miller combustion process and a turbocharger with variable turbocharger geometry (VTG). The TSI engines are paired with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard. In combination with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), they will start from 110 PS as mild hybrid drives (eTSI) with a 48 V system. Already available for the market launch: the eTSI with 110 PS.
Mild hybrid (eTSI). The eTSI engines (mild hybrid drives) are available for the first time in the Golf Variant. A 48 V belt starter generator, a 48 V lithium-ion battery and the latest generation of pioneering, efficient TSI engines mean perfect performance while significantly cutting fuel consumption. The mild hybrid drives will be available, as stated, with 81 kW (110 PS), 96 kW (130 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS). All eTSI models feature a powerful brake energy recuperation function. The 48 V system also makes it possible to coast while the combustion engine has been completely switched off to save even more fuel thanks to decoupling via the 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). Restarting the engine is significantly more convenient thanks to the 48 V system. eTSI models additionally offer extraordinarily good moving-off performance thanks to electric boosting. The 48 V mild hybrid drive in detail: the 48 V system will be used in vehicles in addition to the 12 V system. With its relatively small cable diameters and therefore low weight of the wiring harness, it enables the transmission of high electrical power. That leads to recuperation of significantly more energy during braking. The energy stored in the 48 V lithium-ion battery supplies the 12 V vehicle electrical system and drives the 48 V belt starter generator. This belt starter generator takes on the role of the alternator and starter while simultaneously operating as a small, lightweight electric motor that instantly boosts the drive torque when moving off. The output of the generator is transferred by the belt drive. The generator also starts the combustion engine – which is switched off as much as possible while the vehicle is moving – in a barely perceptible way.
Diesel (TDI). Volkswagen has newly developed the turbocharged direct diesel injection units of the Golf Variant. The 2.0-litre TDI engines generate the aforementioned 85 kW (115 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS). Both TDI engines will be available to order with manual gearbox and DSG. For the Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen will also offer a TDI with 147 kW (200 PS), which is always coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). The efficiency of the TDI engines has been significantly optimised, thus cutting CO2 emissions while simultaneously improving responsiveness. Thanks to a new twin dosing SCR with double AdBlue® injection (twin dosing), NOx emissions are greatly reduced. In detail, two SCR catalytic converters arranged in sequence, each with a separate AdBlue injection system, are used here. The first SCR catalytic converter is located close to the engine so that it reaches its optimum operating temperature shortly after starting, which helps to reduce NOx emissions extremely quickly. Its close-coupled position is also beneficial when driving with low engine loads. The second SCR catalytic converter is located in the underbody of the vehicle. Since the distance to the engine is greater, the exhaust gas temperature upstream of the second catalytic converter can be as much as 100°C lower. As a result, this SCR catalytic converter works particularly well under heavy loads, for example when driving at higher speeds or towing a trailer. Regardless of the engine’s operating mode, twin dosing ensures that one of the two SCR catalytic converters is always operating in the optimum temperature range. This facilitates efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment, which converts nitrogen oxides into water and harmless nitrogen.
Drive versions offered on launch in detail
1.0 eTSI with 81 kW and DSG. The 1.0 eTSI with 110 PS is a turbocharged three-cylinder engine combined with a 7-speed DSG (DQ200). It has the same maximum output of 81 kW as the TSI with the same power but without 48 V technology and DSG which will follow later. The also identical maximum torque of 200 Nm is available within a range from 2,000 to 3,000 rpm. The Golf Variant 1.0 eTSI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 202 km/h. The combined NEDC consumption of 4.5 to 4.3 l/100 km is very economical.
2.0 TDI with 85 kW. With 115 PS of power, the TDI is one of the most sustainable engines of its class worldwide thanks to twin dosing. This sustainability is paired with superior driving performance: the Golf Variant 2.0 TDI with 6-speed manual gearbox has a maximum speed of 202 km/h at this output level. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 10.5 seconds. The comfortable yet dynamic handling is also made possible by the TDI’s high maximum torque of 300 Nm (at 1,600 to 2,500 rpm). The four-cylinder engine generates its maximum output between 3,250 and 4,000 rpm. The vehicle’s combined NEDC consumption value is between 4.0 and 3.9 l/100 km.
2.0 TDI with 110 kW and DSG. The 150 PS TDI of the Golf Variant develops its highest output between 3,500 and 4,000 rpm. This output level is linked to a 7-speed DSG at market launch. The impressive maximum torque of 360 Nm is achieved within the engine speed range of 1,600 and 2,750 rpm. As in the 115 PS version TDI, the 150 PS version is also equipped with the dual AdBlue injection system (twin dosing). Able to hit speeds of 223 km/h, the Golf Variant 2.0 TSI DSG can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds. The vehicle’s combined NEDC consumption value is between 4.1 and 4.0 l/100 km.