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Volkswagen Golf with new 1.5 TSI Evo engine now available to order in Europe; new 1.5 TSI variant coming

The new Volkswagen Golf with its most modern engine generation, the Millerized 1.5 TSI Evo (110 kW / 150 PS) (earlier post, earlier post), is now available to order in Europe. The four-cylinder gasoline engine features common rail direct injection, turbocharger and Active Cylinder Management (ACT).

The new Golf 1.5 TSI is available for purchase immediately and from the Comfortline equipment line upwards. The base price for the Golf is €24,350 (US$26,000), prices for the Golf Variant 1.5 TSI2 start from €26,400 (US$28,000).

The 1.5 TSI develops its maximum 250 N·m from as little as 1,500 rpm. In the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) the consumption range for the version with manual gearbox is 5.0 l/100 km (47 mpg US, 114 g/km CO2). In conjunction with the optional 7-speed DSG, an average of 4.9 l/100 km (48 mpg US, 112 g/km CO2) is achieved.

The common-rail system injects fuel into the combustion chambers at up to 350 bar; the injection quantity and duration are controlled electronically. The exhaust emissions, fuel consumption and acoustic operating characteristics of the engine can be positively influenced by controlling the combustion process.

When travelling within the engine speed range of 1,400–4,000 rpm and at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph), the Active Cylinder Management (ACT) imperceptibly switches two of the four cylinders off completely, depending on the load.

Indirect charge air cooling is used in the 1.5 TSI Evo, web cooling between the cylinders and a cross-flow cooling system in the cylinder head to increase the efficiency of the new compact turbo engine. Temperature-sensitive components such as the throttle valve are located downstream of the intercooler, which optimizes their temperature. In addition, the TSI offers a particularly innovative thermal management system with map cooling module.

Another variant of the 1.5 TSI with 96 kW / 130 PS and additional technical highlights will be available in the middle of the year.



Good for them, but it sounds expensive (for a golf sized car).
The 96kw Bluemotion version sounds interesting - hope it is cheaper.
Interesting to see a gasoline powered car that powerful with such low CO2 and mpg figures (even in NEDC).
It is a very good thing, because I can see diesel cars being banned from many city centres sooner rather than later.


The 1.5l is popular, China has laws that favor them. Ford and GM both offer 1.5L in direct inject turbo charged format.

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