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Volkswagen Sharan I

VW Sharan: Family muscle

Volkswagen launched the Sharan in late 2011, petrolhead looking for a family mover have erupted in cheer, for the VW MPV all the right boxes.

It has handy doors, a commodious interior seven seats and a potent powertrain.

School runs now be exciting instead of mundane, and the that the Sharan looked stylish than class such as the Ford Galaxy and 8 did not hurt either.

But as quick as the Sharan TSI is (VW claims a to 100kmh time of 8.3 seconds), its oomph would fall when hauling the weight of a loaded cabin. The TSI’s engine, which needs to be harder to deal with heft, ends up drinking fuel.

The Sharan TDI, on the hand, really excels in situations. Like most power plants, the 2-litre is well-suited to low-speed applications. It all 350Nm — 80Nm than what the 2-litre engine musters — just 1,750rpm. The result is a effortless feel, even moving off with several onboard.

The diesel engine here is wonderfully refined — its is audible only when the car is

Aside from producing torque, this diesel is also more efficient. claims that the Sharan combined consumption figure is 5.9 litres per 100km — 2.5 per 100km less than the Sharan TSI uses. In addition to the TDI is actually kinder to the environment as since it emits only of C02, 42g/km less the TSI.

The Sharan TDI proved its frugality a VW-sponsored 250km drive Singapore to Malacca. Despite my I still managed to eke out an average of 7.5 per 100km over a mixture of A and B According to a VW spokesman, that will probably come once the engine has been run in. The showed less than when the journey began.

Volkswagen Sharan I

the most impressive bit about the TDI is its great mid-range. Despite only 170bhp, the diesel and its fat torque band made slower cars a breeze, when accelerating from to 110kmh. The only drawback is since the 350Nm peaks at the engine feels flat revved past this

Handling-wise, the Sharan TDI feels as as its TSI stable-mate. The test car, was equipped with Dynamic Control (DCC), allows to choose between the Comfort, and Sport damper settings. For drives, we found Normal to be the optimal as the Sport setting the ride quality too firm for our

The Sharan TDI is more appealing the Sharan TSI in all aspects except one its higher cost of ownership. of the annual special tax levied on vehicles (on top of the road tax), TDI owners will have to out an additional $787.20 every to enjoy the benefits of its diesel

But considering the car’s lower consumption, the maths works out for users over time.

The is with Torque, a motoring published by SPH Magazines.

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