Kitzbuhel, 1. February 2013 – only a fraction of the classic golf buyer has previously ordered the bestseller with four-wheel drive. VW herself probably also with the new model does not hopes that it will change in rough style something. So there is the golf 4motion for the time being only with one of the two diesel engines, only with fun trenches and without DSG. A ride in the snowy austria should show what the four-wheel drive can provide under winter conditions.
The test cart looks like ordinary golf VII. That he has a four-wheel drive, you do not look at him, just a little one "4motion"-shield at the stern betrayed the special feature. You can also displace that when buying. The two-liter diesel accelerates the car prere and quietly, not unlike the model with front drive, which we drove in autumn. The space for passengers is also not different from "normal" golf, only the trunk is 37 liters smaller and holds only 343 liters of pack.
On the way in the winter alpenland is quite quickly clear that this wolfsburger on slippery straws is much better the track as the models with front drive. The new four-wheel system that we have already introduced here works with a haldex coupling of the feden generation. At normal ride only the front wheels are powered, the rear axle is decoupled, which should save sprit. On a narrow passing point in the direction of a jausenhutte zeinkt links an abyss, guiding sticks does not exist. The four-wheel drive golf conveys a feeling of security: neither turn the raders, nor does the car come into loops. In a somewhat too fast hairpin right curve, the stern shears slightly to the left, but the car is moved back to the train.
Compared to the system in the old golf VI, the newly developed 4motion should consume less fuel, at the 150-horsepower diesel, in contrast to the 140 hp process, it is 0.8 liters less. This is of course less to do with the four-wheel drive than with the further development of the engine. In the NEFZ, the 2 takes.0 TDI on average 4.7 liters in contrast to the 4.1 liters in conjunction with front wheel drive. At our exit under wintry conditions, the on-board computer gave 6.2 liters.
In addition to the 2 danged by us.0 TDI with 150 hp is still a 1.6-liter self-cord with 105 hp in the 4motion offer. Both are connected to a six-speed manual transmission and are subjectible as a funfturer. At present, a spare wheel for 60 euros you have to buy. Compared to front-wheel drive, the all-wheel models 1800 euros more expensive. The 105-horsepower diesel starts in the base trendline at 23.485 euros, the stronger diesel can be had only from the next higher equipment comfortline and costs at least 28.035 euros.