Saturday, March 28, 2015
Prices Pictures Car Reviews : VW Golf GTE: a volkswagen hybrid GTI? - This is the Volkswagen Golf GTE. Yes, GTE. You will be using the 'GT' little familiar, referred, how it works hot versions of VW - think GTI (petrol) or GTD (fast diesel).
But the E? That stands for "power". Since the field of GTE, Volkswagen says that most of the animals unusual, a sporty plug-in hybrid.
The AWG combines a 1.4-liter petrol engine 148bhp 'TSI' a 101bhp electric motor between a clutch DSG gearbox jammed - the same engine in the E-tron Audi A3 found.
Together, the two power sources can contain a maximum of 201bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. The Golf GTI makes compared 217bhp and exactly the same number of pairs.
But where to get all the petrol GTI from 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds, the hybrid-GTE is 7.6 seconds. This deficit is due to the additional weight of the GTE: Conduct a 120kg, 8.8kWh Li-ion battery, the balance a little higher than 170kg weight leaning petrol GTI.
But, unlike the GTI, the Golf GTE can run on electric power alone, can reach speeds of 81 miles per hour. VW does not say to what extent the GTE will go on battery power alone, but cited a combined economy figure of 188mpg with CO2 emissions of just 35g/km. It is safe to say that you have difficulties, these figures replicate in the real world.
No word on pricing, but expect the AWG to a few large on the Golf GTI weighs £ 26,000 when it goes on sale in the UK in September.
Therefore, a plug-in hybrid fast: Is that a P1 McLaren for the rest of us? Or a Prius pretending to be a hot hatch?