Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4 FSI GT

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    What a remarkable LITTLE engine. :eek:

    Both super and turbo charged (just like the legendary Lancia Delta S4) 177lb ft of torque (148lb ft available from 1250rpm), 168bhp (120bhp per litre), 136mph, 7.9 to 60mph a combined 39.2mpg and all from 1.4 litres.

    What a remarkable LITTLE engine. :eek:

    Rinky dink link

    Thoughts?
     
  2. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Tis the future. Nice specks for such a little engine.

    My parents should have their 2006 compliance plates Golf GT in 4 months :rolleyes:
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    My only worry is that it's quite a complicated system. Of course it should be easy enough to get more power by upping the boost which is always fun :)
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds great, but extremely expensive.

    VW abandoned complicated 4 cylinders a while back because of the cost. Would they actually embrace them full on, going much further than in the past?

    In any case, a little more push with a little more economy would be a great thing and it all seems to be there. I'll wait a few years to try it, though, to see what quality quirks have done to it.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    So it probably costs heaps more money, and it'll get you sliiiightly better mileage and power?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes it'll cost more than a normal 1.4, but it'll probably cost less than a 2.0 which it's faster than and provides better MPG.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps, but maintenance is likely to be high. My Corrado G60 was only slightly higher than normal but that was an 8 valve 4 cylinder. In the U.S.A., that's the one thing that holds VW back. The maintenance is too much like the high marque German brands instead of Toyota or Honda.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think that the US is the primary market for this! VW sell more Golfs than I can count in Europe. These will be popular here.
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think where it's sold will make the maintenance any cheaper. The fact that the U.S.A. isn't a primary market won't change that at all. Parts are parts.
     
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Very cool. and VW, PLEASE bring this engine to the USA, I'm tired of getting sloppy seconds from import automakers.

    I remember an article from Sport Compact Car a few years back where a guy turbo-supercharged his 1986 Toyta MR2. It was a real slap-together job but it worked.
     

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