Seventhgeneration Volkswagen Golf SAE International — Volkswagen Golf III

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Volkswagen Golf III

Seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf

debuted its popular Golf model while showing off the GTI version. (Dan Carney)

continues its tradition of offering cabin appointments in the Golf, soft-touch dash surfaces and seats.

After six model and 29 million cars produced 1974, Volkswagen introduced the Golf compact hatchback at the Paris Motor Show. The for this generation, reported Hackenberg, Volkswagen board responsible for product development, was reduction.

The new Golf has a mass by as much as 100 kg (220 lb) compared to the model, he said. Much of reduction, 37 kg (82 lb), was trimmed the vehicle’s structure. A cost-sensitive like the Golf cannot the use of expensive high-strength steel to mass, so instead the company a warm-forming process for its conventional unibody.

This let engineers trim from the steel while the necessary strength, he said. steel, in addition to being poses the problem of spring-back the stamping process into an shape. The Golf’s steel is to this purpose, but it falls in the of conventional steel, said

This warm-forming process the steel to 950°C (1740°F) to it. Then the stamping die must be back to ambient temperature stamping the next panel, a that limits production to one stamping per minute, he said.

This process permits thickness of the sheet metal the stamping, which means a stamping can substitute for multiple on the previous model. That enough to recoup the added of warm forming, Hackenberg “In total we are less expensive.”

warm forming is saving mass, there is more to be as VW becomes more experienced the process, Hackenberg added. “We can another five or six kilograms.”

As as 40 kg (88 lb) is saved through lighter in models that now use aluminum in place of cast iron, a minimum reduction of 20 kg (44 lb). The block engines won’t be in U.S. models from the but they will arrive this model generation, he

The new car is instantly recognizable as a Golf, but the MQB transverse engine platform let push the front wheels 43 mm in) forward. This trims the overhang and visually lengthens the which is a typical characteristic of expensive models. This the Golf some prestige at no cost.

Volkswagen Golf III


In addition to the regular models, VW also showed the new GTI model and the fuel-sipping BlueMotion The gasoline engines for the U.S. will initially carry from the current car, but the cars will be turbocharged, models.

They will have 1.2-L 63-kW (84-hp) or 103-kW (138-hp) I4 engines. The engine features cylinder to let it run on only two cylinders under load, acting between and 4000 rpm and a torque level up to 85 N·m (63 Fuel consumption is 4.9 L/100 km for the engine and 4.8 L/100 km for the upgraded

Available diesel engines are (103-hp) and 110-kW (148-hp) I4s of displacement that deliver economy of 3.8 L/100 km and 4.1 L/100 km,

The GTI features a turbocharged 2.0-L I4 of 162 kW hp), with an optional pack to boost output to 169 kW hp). It is equipped with start/stop in either case and consumption of 6.0 L/100 km.

The BlueMotion car just 3.2 L/100 km, while its I4 diesel produces 81 kW (109

In European markets, the Golf feature a variety of crash-avoidance such as a multi-collision braking that automatically holds the after an impact in anticipation of a follow-up collision, as standard Those are unlikely to be included on the car in the price-sensitive U.S. market.

The reaches European showrooms in 2012, while the BlueMotion will arrive in summer

Volkswagen Golf III
Volkswagen Golf III
Volkswagen Golf III
Volkswagen Golf III

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