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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2012

Like the extra than 680,000 gadgets of preceding VW Golf cabriolets built, the brand new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet additionally has a conventional tender pinnacle - this is, a cloth pinnacle. Why cloth and now no longer metallic as at the Eos? A look at the brand new version is telling: at a period of four,246 mm, the Golf Cabriolet has a considerably extra compact creation than the four,423 mm lengthy Eos. The cars take absolutely unbiased tactics to styling, positioning and cabriolet layout.

The pinnacle of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.Although Volkswagen is the use of a cloth pinnacle at the Golf, the 4-seater is one of the quietest of cabriolets. Its soothing quiet trip is on account of the state-of-the-art layout of the cloth roof in addition to new window and door seals. Wind noises withinside the excessive frequency variety above five,000 Hz are perceived as specifically annoying, seeing that they make it tough maintain a verbal exchange even as riding (articulation index). Volkswagen tested this articulation index in-intensity and evaluated studies in different cars. The outcomes: the Golf Cabriolet definitely units new requirements for acoustics in cabriolets.

The tender pinnacle itself includes a linkage, a roofliner, insulating filler layer in the course of and outside cowl. Perfection in regular practicality: the improvement crew designed the joints of the longitudinal seams of the outside cowl fabrics (centre panel and facet panels) in order that they function an extra drip rail. Perfection in aerodynamics: set up among the longitudinal frames of the pinnacle linkage are a complete of four roof go bows and the so-referred to as the front roof bow (the primary big transverse detail in the back of the windscreen body). In flip, the tender pinnacle is joined to the roof bows via way of means of screw-mounted cloth retention strips. Consequently, even at better speeds, the cloth roof does now no longer fill with air. And that has a superb impact on aerodynamics.

When the roof is stowed, the higher floor of the the front roof bow covers the pinnacle floor of the garage field. This removes the want for a separate cowl. The outcomes: the usual absolutely-computerized electro-hydraulic pinnacle opens ( seconds) and and closes ( seconds) faster. In addition, it does now no longer want to descend as deeply into the bigger bootspace (250 litres with roof up or down).

The pinnacle is operated from a crucial activate the centre console. Opening and final are even feasible even as riding - at hastens to 30 km/h. Two hydraulic pumps activated via way of means of a crucial transfer generate the important pressure. Even on this location, unique care turned into taken to make certain that the least feasible noise is generated; for example, the hydraulic unit is enclosed via way of means of insulation. Unlatching and latching of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet's tender pinnacle is dealt with via way of means of an electromechanical locking gadget. It operates absolutely robotically. This method that no extra guide unlatching or latching is important. The gadget senses, thru 2 microswitches, whether or not the roof is absolutely opened or closed, and it informs the motive force of the OK fame via way of means of an acoustic sign and a visible message (withinside the multifunction show).

To make certain an awesome view in the back of the automobile, the pinnacle's heated rear glass window turned into designed to be specifically big for a cabriolet; it's miles joined to the tender pinnacle via way of means of what's called excessive-frequency welding.

Rollover safety: Since 1979, whilst the first Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet turned into supplied, all generations of this version collection have had a roll bar. That needed to be, due to the fact withinside the early years of the Golf Cabrio robotically deploying rollover safety structures had now no longer but been invented. When the primary such structures regarded on the give up of the 1980s, they had been infrequently appropriate for lower priced vehicles along with a Golf Cabriolet. This modified in 2003, whilst Volkswagen supplied the New Beetle Cabriolet with rollover safety that might be deployed from in the back of the rear seats. The gadget turned into changed for the Eos, and - in its modern-day improvement stage - it now protects occupants of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet as well.

The rollover safety detail carried out withinside the Golf races upward in the back of the rear headrests inside zero.25 seconds of the car exceeding a predefined transverse acceleration or tilt angle. The gadget's rollover modules include one constant aluminium profile and one transportable aluminium profile inside it this is pretensioned with a spring. The internal profile is held in its relaxation role via way of means of a magnetic transfer. When induced via way of means of the airbag controller in response to an imminent rollover, the solenoid opens a retaining detent and releases the internal profile. While it shoots upward, a assist detent overruns a toothed song set up to the internal profile and stops the internal profile from losing downward.

The spotlight of the gadget redesigned for the Golf: the two deployable modules had been designed to be considerably extra compact. For the primary time on a Volkswagen cabriolet with deployable rollover safety, it turned into feasible to enforce a shipment pass-via with a width of 526 mm and a peak of 381 mm, inclusive of a folding rear seatback. Previously, there has been only a ski pass-via on this location.

Body reinforcements: The Golf Cabriolet gives most all-spherical protection way to its rollover safety gadget, a strengthened windscreen body and severa different structural modifications (underbody, facet panels, crossmembers, doorways). Due to its severa reinforcements, the four.25 metre lengthy, 1.seventy eight metre extensive and (pinnacle up) 1.forty two metre tall Golf Cabriolet additionally well-knownshows intense torsional tension. Some of those reinforcements are seen whilst the cabriolet is considered from below, along with whilst the Cabrio and a "normal" Golf stand facet via way of means of facet on a raised platform. In a visible evaluation, the observer can see widespread variations withinside the underbodies. In the front, the cabriolet has an engine enclosure manufactured from aluminium; collectively with its mounting brackets, which will increase tension. In addition, the engine mount, performing as a vibration damper, provides refinement on the the front give up. On every facet of the automobile, 2 lateral reinforcements withinside the sill location and a pair of diagonal braces, the front and rear, in addition to the strengthened rear subframe joint result in in addition profits in tension and a widespread discount in resonant frame vibrations.

What is known as the coefficient of static torsional tension reaches a price of over 13,500 Newton metres consistent with diploma; the primary resonant torsional frequency lies above 17.five Hz - exceptional for a cabriolet. And this tension, which is likewise a critical component for gold standard riding balance and riding consolation, is pretty noticeable. Meanwhile the galvanised frame protects the automobile from rusting.

Cabriolet-particular airbags: The defensive structures at the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet are finished via way of means of reinforcements withinside the doorways and wellknown the front and facet head-thorax airbags. The latter are in particular designed for a cabriolet, seeing that of direction it's miles not possible to mount facet head airbags withinside the roof location. The head-thorax airbags incorporated withinside the lateral sections of the seatbacks consequently set up subsequent to the motive force and the front passenger over the complete indoors peak of the Golf Cabriolet. A wellknown knee airbag has additionally been integrated at the motive force's facet. In conjunction with the protection belt, this airbag absorbs electricity from the pelvic location and the legs, which results in decreased occupant loading. Taking it in addition: way to the knee airbag, the motive force is incorporated withinside the car's deceleration mode faster thru the thighs and pelvis. This initiates higher frame rotation precisely, in order that the motive force's airbag could make touch with and assist the higher frame at an optimised angle. The knee airbag's mode of operation illustrates the genuine complexity of the networking of protection structures.

Front give up: Viewed from the the front, this cabriolet is of direction a normal Golf. Nonetheless, the cabriolet has a good sportier photograph from this perspective, due to the swept-again windscreen. An specifically dynamic photograph outcomes whilst the Cabrio is ordered with the non-obligatory bi-xenon headlights. In this case, the sunlight hours jogging mild shaped via way of means of 15 LEDs is robotically incorporated withinside the twin headlight housing.

Rear: The smoked LED rear lighting had been tailored from the 3- and five-door Golf. Naturally, designers and engineers redesigned the rear phase itself. The cabriolet's bootlid extends low into the bumper, and it swings some distance upward, making it clean to stow suitcases or purchasing items. An fashionable chrome trim strip bureaucracy a visible comparison among the decrease fringe of the tender pinnacle and the bootlid; this non-stop chrome strip extends as much as the A-pillars.

Side profile: In facet profile, three styling traits of the cabriolet are specifically attractive to the eye: the extra swept-again windscreen, the visually very quick boot and the tender pinnacle incorporated in those fashion strains. When the tender pinnacle is down, the Golf Cabriolet has an fashionable, prolonged look. With the pinnacle up, the compact and crisp styling strains across the imaginary C-pillars and the boot replicate the unmistakable person of the preceding version and switch it to cutting-edge times - spanning over a whole decade.

As wellknown, the Golf Cabriolet leaves Volkswagen's Osnabrück manufacturing facility with weight-optimised 16-inch metallic wheels with appealing complete wheel covers and 205 tyres. Five specific alloy wheels also are to be had as alternatives (one 16-inch, 3 17-inch, one 18-inch).

Interior of the Golf Cabriolet.Very clearly - the cabriolet model of the Golf follows the excessive styling and fabric pleasant requirements of the conventional hardtop Golf 1:1 in its indoors. This outcomes in a stage of class this is in any other case handiest presented in considerably extra steeply-priced cabriolets. Like the Eos earlier than it, the Golf units itself aside from many different cabriolet vehicles withinside the compact elegance in a single key thing of its indoors: the windscreen body is refreshingly quick, optimising the Cabrio feeling. In addition, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gives the most important indoors period in its elegance. Guests withinside the rear will specifically be aware the 833 mm of powerful legroom.

Similar to the layout carried out withinside the Eos, the pinnacle activation transfer is incorporated withinside the centre console among the motive force and passenger seats. Redesigned capabilities consist of the rear bench seat and seat upholstery materials. The Golf Cabriolet additionally has a sensible Easy Entry feature of the the front seats as wellknown; this makes it less difficult for rear passengers to go into and go out the automobile.

There are realistic bag hooks withinside the facet panels of the 250 litre boot; placed proper subsequent to the hooks are the far flung latch launch mechanisms for folding the 50:50 break up rear seatback. When the seatback is folded, this provides extra stowing capability way to the very big pass-via opening.

Democratisation of the cabriolet.Back in 1979, Volkswagen had already democratised open-pinnacle riding with the primary VW Golf Cabriolet. Laying the inspiration for this democratic movement, thirty years earlier, turned into the Beetle Cabrio. The new Golf Cabriolet additionally embodies this philosophy. Another thing hyperlinks it to its mythical predecessors as well: it breaks loose of sophistication boundaries. So, trying to decide the financial institution stability of its woman or male motive force is simply a waste of time.

At its marketplace release in Germany, the version begins offevolved at a fee of 23,625 euros (VW Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSI with seventy seven kW / one zero five PS). That is clearly extra than a comparably ready Golf Trendline with sunroof, however it's miles considerably much less than maximum different 4-seat cabriolets on this elegance. The fee differential in comparison to the classically constructed "tough pinnacle" Golf is because of frame reinforcements and the tender pinnacle activation gadget, inclusive of the state-of-the-art electro-hydraulic pressure and energetic rollover safety gadget. So, the brand new Golf makes it less difficult to pick out to pressure all year-spherical in a cabriolet. And its stock of wellknown capabilities is already pretty lengthy.

What precisely does one get for 23,625 euros? A 4-seat cabriolet with absolutely computerized tender pinnacle, robotically deploying rollover safety, a really robust windscreen body, an powerful community of airbags and ESP inclusive of Hill Climb Assist, countersteering assist and trailer stabilisation, in addition to sunlight hours jogging lighting. That is a short comic strip of its protection-associated capabilities. Yet, the Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSI has even extra to offer...

Like the Eos, Passat CC, Touareg and Phaeton, Volkswagen is deliberately additionally imparting simply one gadget line for the cabriolet Golf. Therefore, the evaluation to the tough pinnacle Golf Trendline isn't a really perfect one, because the Cabriolet has capabilities, inner and out, which can be both superior traits or had been tailored from the better gadget strains of the cabriolet's tough pinnacle counterpart.Standard outside capabilities: In the front, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is ready with chrome trim strips at the radiator grille fins, and on the rear it capabilities smoked LED rear lighting and a sports-fashion bumper. Running from A-pillar to A-pillar, a chrome band encircles the facet home windows and the tender pinnacle. Also wellknown: inexperienced-tinted thermal insulating glass, 205 tyres in 16-inch layout with weight-optimised wheel covers, and clearly the electro-hydraulic pressure of the tender pinnacle.

Standard indoors capabilities and functionality: Many of the automobile's simple indoors capabilities consist of information which have a superb impact on lifestyles aboard. They consist of the weather manipulate gadget, studying lighting in the front (2), Hill Climb Assist, period and vertical adjustment of the guidance column, and - in BlueMotion Technology fashions - a Stop/Start gadget and a gadget for getting better braking electricity (battery regeneration). Standard capabilities additionally consist of electric powered door mirrors, electro-mechanical energy guidance, wi-fi far flung manipulate of the crucial locking and a dirt and pollen clear out out with an activated carbon insert. Also usually wellknown: peak-adjustable consolation seats (in the front) in "Scout" upholstery, chrome accents on transfer keys for the electrical home windows, ornamental chrome bezels across the gadgets and air vents, severa garage compartments, Easy Entry for rear passengers and a three-spoke guidance wheel that gives properly grip. The glovebox also can be cooled, and the rear seatback folds with a 50:50 break up.

Buyers who upload the RCD 310 radio-CD gadget to the automobile configuration for 655 euros - with 6 loudspeakers, four x 20 Watts of audio energy, MP3 feature, multimedia AUX-IN energy and twin tuner - pay a complete of 24,280 euros and simply have the whole lot they want to experience lifestyles withinside the cabriolet.

Nonetheless, there need to be enough room to in addition personalize a car, due to the fact that too represents a chunk of freedom. Along with the conventional person extras, 7 preconfigured packs are to be had with the brand new Golf Cabriolet, every imparting a bundled fee advantage: the "Performance," "Design & Style," "Comfort," "Technology," "Light & Sight", "Mirror" and "Winter" packs.Buyers of the brand new cabriolet can pick out among the two packs "Performance" and "Design & Style." "Design & Style" is basically the primary growth stage for making the Volkswagen even extra specific and sporty. "Performance," meanwhile, consists of all capabilities of the "Design & Style" % and provides many different information along with leather-based upholstery. Both packs are coupled with alloy wheels.

Those selecting the "Design & Style" % (910 euros) are dealt with to capabilities along with game seats with new upholstery patterns in Alcantara (centre seat panel) and "Catch Up" upholstery (seat lateral helps), a three-spoke guidance wheel in "Cool Leather" (heats up much less in sunlight), pedals with stainless-steel caps, leather-based-trimmed parking brake grip and gearshift grip, chrome bezel at the rotary mild transfer, chrome accents at the switches for door replicate manipulate, "Black Stripe" ornamental inserts for the dashboard and door trim, garage wallet at the backs of the the front seats and lumbar helps in the front.

The "Performance %" (three,295 euros) contains, beyond "Design & Style" information, capabilities along with leather-based upholstery in "Vienna" fashion ("Cool Leather") with seat heating and lumbar helps in the front, woven ground mats, a rain sensor and the robotically dimming rear-view replicate, stainless-steel pedals, different outside chrome information and bi-xenon headlights with LED sunlight hours jogging lighting, dynamic and static cornering lighting, computerized switching of the jogging lighting with "Leaving home" and "Coming home" capabilities, licence plate illumination in LED era and the front fog lighting with chrome trim. The "Performance %" is coupled with one of the audio structures.

The "Comfort %" (455 euros) includes a wind deflector, the front centre armrest with garage field and 12-Volt accent outlet, a garage compartment in the front of the rear seating location, a 2nd 12V outlet withinside the boot and cruise manipulate gadget.

For simply sixty five euros, the "Technology %" provides a rain sensor for the windscreen wipers, robotically dipping rear-view replicate, 2 lamps withinside the footwell location, computerized jogging mild switching with "Leaving home" and "Coming home" capabilities and Light Assist computerized important beam manipulate (robotically dips headlights whilst oncoming visitors is gift or visitors in the front of the automobile is near). The "Technology %" is coupled to the ParkPilot (540 euros) and the multifunction show "Plus" (fifty five euros).

For people who do now no longer desire to consist of the Park Pilot, multifunction show "Plus" or Light Assist gadget (person fee: 142 euros) withinside the "Technology %" can order the "Light & Sight %" one by one for one hundred seventy five euros. It includes the rain sensor, robotically dimming rear-view replicate, lighting withinside the footwell and automated jogging mild switching with "Leaving home" and "Coming home" feature.

This % dietary supplements the "Light & Sight %" with an electrically folding door replicate, activatable passenger-facet replicate decreasing for reversing and environment illumination.The "Winter %" this is historically presented in lots of Volkswagens, and could be very regularly ordered, makes riding withinside the coldest season less difficult. This % capabilities robotically heated windscreen washing machine nozzles, headlight cleansing gadget, heated the front seats and caution lamp for low washing machine water stage. Price: 415 euros. When ordered collectively with the leather-based indoors or xenon headlights, the fee is decreased to 285 euros; the ones selecting leather-based and xenon pay simply fifty five euros.

The 16-inch alloy wheel withinside the programme is the "Atlanta" with five twin spokes and 205 tyres. In 17-inch layout, Volkswagen gives three wheel designs for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet: "Seattle" (five double spokes), "Porto" (10 spokes) and "Salamanca" (10 spokes). The 18-inch wheel is the "Charleston" (five double spokes) with black painted rim base. All 17-inch alloy wheels are added with 225 tyres.

The person capabilities of the packs also are to be had one by one. Those wishing to growth in addition the diploma of customisation can order almost any of the extras to be had withinside the Golf with a tough-pinnacle roof. Key alternatives right here are technology and structures along with ParkPilot (acoustic sign and visible show thru the audio gadget whilst parking), game chassis (15 mm decrease), computerized weather manipulate gadget ("Climatronic"), leather-based-trimmed multifunction guidance wheel, MEDIA-IN (USB port), the RCD 310 radio-CD gadget or radio-CD-navigation structures RNS 315 (navigation feature for RCD 310) and RNS 510 (inclusive of DVD pressure, 30-GB tough pressure, touchscreen, visitors signal show and SD card slot) in addition to 2 specific cellular phone preps.

Exterior paints: Buyers of the Golf Cabriolet can pick out from nine outside shades at marketplace release. They start with the flat paint "Pure White" (wellknown). This is observed via way of means of 7 non-obligatory steel hues: "Dark Purple," "Shark Blue," "Sunset Red," "Reflex Silver," "Tungsten Silver," "United Grey" and "Night Blue." Also presented is the pearl impact paint "Deep Black," that is of direction additionally a unique alternative.Seat covers: nine specific seat covers visually supplement the outside shades. The wellknown upholstery for the cabriolet is "Scout" in "Titan Black." At the following stage, the seat upholsteries "Scout / Merlin" are to be had as alternatives withinside the shades "Titan Black" and "Pearl Grey," wherein the lateral seat helps are in "Merlin" layout and the seat surfaces withinside the textured "Scout" cloth.

Those selecting the "Design & Style" % robotically get ergonomically designed game seats upholstered in an Alcantara/cloth combination ("Catch Up" cloth pattern) with the color hue "Titan Black" or "Titan Black / Sunset Red." In this case, the internal surfaces of the lateral seat helps are in "Catch Up" cloth (for "Sunset Red" the seat's ornamental seams also are pink).

"Vienna" leather-based upholstery in Cool Leather is to be had as an alternative along with the "Performance %" withinside the Golf Cabriolet, which incorporates the front game seats. The leather-based can be configured in one of the four color hues "Truffle," "Black," "Ceramique" or "Salsa Red."

Sustainable overall performance is feasible.The 6 faster direct-injection engines are perfect for cruising with a cabriolet. They cowl a energy variety from seventy seven kW / one zero five PS to one hundred fifty five kW / 210 PS. Also amusing is the short and gas-green excessive-tech twin seize transmission (DSG), that is to be had with four of the engines. One petrol engine (TSI) and each diesels (TDI) might be to be had with electricity-saving BlueMotion Technologies (battery regeneration and Stop/Start structures). Illustrating simply how effectively the brand new Volkswagen utilises gas is the Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDI with one zero five PS with BlueMotion Technology: it gives a mixed gas intake of simply four.four l/one hundred km (equal to 117 g/km CO2).

The turbocharged 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine observes the TSI downsizing precept with simply 1,197 cm3 engine displacement. It gives most energy with minimum gas intake. The BlueMotion Technology % is to be had as an alternative on this Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet model. The seventy seven kW / one zero five PS Cabrio hastens from a standstill to one hundred km/h in 11.7 seconds. Its pinnacle velocity is 188 km/h. This contrasts with gas financial system and emission values that set requirements for open-pinnacle vehicles with petrol engines: five.nine l/one hundred (139 g/km CO2) withinside the wellknown model or five.7 l/one hundred km and 132 g/km CO2 with BlueMotion Technology. The 1.2 TSI outputs its most energy at five,000 rpm. Its most torque of one hundred seventy five Newton metres is to be had among 1,550 and four,one hundred rpm. The 1.2 TSI is added with a 6-velocity guide gearbox as wellknown.

At the following energy stage, the brand new Golf Cabriolet is pushed via way of means of an effectively running 1.four-litre TSI with ninety kW / 122 PS (at five,000 rpm). This engine can be mixed with a 7-velocity twin seize transmission as an alternative. Both variations will observe this fall. The 4 cylinder engine develops its most torque of two hundred Newton metres among 1,500 and four,000 rpm. (All gas financial system and riding overall performance statistics for the Golf Cabriolet 1.four TSI with 122 PS noted on this press launch are forecast values.)

With a mixed gas intake of 6.four l/one hundred km (equal to 149 g/km CO2), the faster engine makes the cabriolet with guide gearbox one of the maximum gas-green vehicles in its energy elegance. The 122 PS TSI can reap a pinnacle velocity of 197 km/h. This Golf Cabriolet covers the conventional zero-one hundred km/h dash in 10.five seconds. Driving overall performance is same withinside the DSG model; its mixed gas intake is even higher at 6.three l/one hundred km (147 g/km CO2).

The twincharger with 118 kW / a hundred and sixty PS (at five,800 rpm), that is boosted via way of means of each turbocharging and supercharging, can also be mixed with a 7-velocity DSG. It is precisely as gas green because the smaller 1.four TSI. Combined gas intake with a guide gearbox is 6.four l/one hundred km (right here: one hundred fifty g/km CO2); whilst shifted via way of means of DSG, gas intake is decreased to 6.three l/one hundred km (148 g/km CO2). The TSI develops a most torque of 240 Newton metres among 1,500 and four,500 rpm. In each transmission variations, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet with this engine reaches one hundred km/h in eight.four seconds; its pinnacle velocity is 216 km/h.

At the best energy stage, the Golf Cabriolet is pushed via way of means of a one hundred fifty five kW / 210 PS (at five,three hundred rpm) TSI. In this case, the engine's energy reaches the the front wheels thru a 6-velocity DSG as wellknown. And it does so very gas effectively, notwithstanding the introduced energy: consistent with one hundred km it consumes 7.five litres (equal to one hundred seventy five g/km CO2), that is at once injected into the as much as 280 Newton metres (from 1,seven hundred rpm) torque-robust 16-valve engine. Despite this, it attains a pinnacle velocity of 235 km/h. The Golf Cabriolet TSI covers the dash to one hundred km/h in 7.three seconds. (All gas financial system and riding overall performance statistics for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI noted on this press launch are forecast values, seeing that this model will even observe in past due autumn.)

Entry to the TDI programme is obtainable via way of means of the 1.6-litre 4 cylinder engine with seventy seven kW / one zero five PS (four,four hundred rpm) and a most torque of 250 Newton metres (1,500 to 2,500 rpm). As an alternative, this TDI model can be ready with the BlueMotion Technology (BMT) % (Stop/Start gadget and battery regeneration). The mixed gas intake of the Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDI plus BlueMotion Technology is simply four.four l/one hundred (equal to 117 g/km CO2). Corresponding values with out BMT are four.eight l/one hundred km and a hundred twenty five g/km CO2. In every case, the open-pinnacle Golf 1.6 TDI is the maximum gas-green Volkswagen cabriolet ever. Both variations attain the one hundred-km/h velocity mark in 12.1 seconds; and their pinnacle velocity is 188 km/h.

The maximum effective not unusualplace rail TDI of the Golf Cabriolet is a 1,968 cm3 displacement 4 cylinder engine with 103 kW / a hundred and forty PS (at four,two hundred rpm); this TDI is mixed with the BlueMotion Technology % as wellknown. The engine being delivered this fall might be to be had with 6-velocity DSG as an alternative.

From a low 1,750 rpm, the TDI develops a most torque of 320 Newton metres (as much as 2,500 rpm). These key overall performance parameters of the 4 cylinder engine boost up the VW Golf Cabriolet to one hundred km/h in only nine.nine seconds; its pinnacle velocity is 207 km/h. For the DSG model, the pinnacle velocity is barely much less at 205 km/h. As might be expected, the mixed gas intake of the Golf Cabriolet TDI is notably low: four.five l/one hundred km with guide gearbox, five.1 litres withinside the DSG model. The equal CO2 values are 119 g/km and 134 g/km (DSG). (All gas financial system and riding overall performance statistics for the Golf Cabriolet TDI noted on this press launch are forecast values, due to the fact this model will even observe in past due autumn.)

Stop/Start gadget: The motive force tactics a pink mild, brakes the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet to a stop, shifts into impartial and takes the foot off the seize (with DSG it's miles enough to press the brake pedal). This reasons the engine to close off momentarily. In the multifunction show the textual content "Start (A) Stop" appears. As quickly because the visitors mild turns inexperienced again, the motive force depresses the seize (or with DSG clearly releases the brake), and the engine begins offevolved, the "Start (A) Stop" textual content is cleared, the motive force engages a equipment and resumes riding. Essentially, the motive force does now no longer want to carry out any more running steps in comparison to a traditional car, but saves as much as zero.2 l/one hundred km withinside the metropolis the use of the Stop/Start gadget.

Unlike cars with out the Stop/Start gadget, the BlueMotion Technology fashions have a further battery statistics module (for obtaining non permanent battery rate fame), a heavy-obligation engine starter, a DC/DC converter (ensures voltage balance withinside the car's electric gadget) and an exceedingly long lasting deep-cycle glass mat battery on board.

Battery regeneration: Regeneration enables to utilise the electricity expended in riding as preferably as feasible. During coasting and braking levels of the Golf Cabriolet - i.e. every time the motive force releases the accelerator pedal or brakes - the gadget elevates the voltage of the alternator (generator), and this power is used to bulk rate the car's battery. Thanks to this alternator manipulate as a feature of engine performance, and the optimally charged battery that outcomes, the voltage of the alternator may be decreased every time that is desirable - e.g. whilst accelerating or even as continuously preserving a preferred velocity. The alternator may also also be close off entirely. This relieves engine load, which in flip reduces gas intake. In addition, the battery - usually optimally charged - materials the car's electric gadget with enough electricity at some stage in the stopped segment of the engine (e.g. at visitors lighting). Battery regeneration calls for unique software program for electricity control and changed engine controller software program.

Except for the TSI and TDI with seventy seven kW / one zero five PS, all different engines of the brand new Golf Cabriolet can be mixed with a twin seize transmission (DSG). It is both a 6-velocity or 7-velocity DSG, relying on engine torque values. Both DSG variations are characterized via way of means of most financial system and moving dynamics, that have by no means been attained to this quantity earlier than. Besides having specific numbers of ahead gears, every other manner wherein the DSG structures vary technically is of their seize types. While dry clutches are used withinside the 7-velocity DSG, the twin seize of the 6-velocity DSG runs moist in an oil bath. True of each gearboxes: even the maximum skilled expert drivers do now no longer shift at almost the velocity of the DSG variations. More than every other computerized, the twin seize gearboxes have the ability to lessen gas intake and thereby emissions. Compared to an automated with torque-converter seize, gas performance profits can be as tons as 20 percent, relying at the engine.

Here is some thing that infrequently everybody knows: the primary 'Generation I' prototype of the VW Golf Cabriolet - just like the new Golf Cabriolet - had no constant roll bar. That is purpose sufficient for a short ancient evaluation and a better study the primary prototype of the 1970s. The cabriolet turned into created at Karmann in Osnabrück. Today, the vegetation belong to Volkswagen. So, like any preceding generations, the brand new Golf Cabriolet will all over again be produced in Osnabrück.

A soar again via time: the Golf skilled a terrific release in 1974, and in 1976 the version line-up turned into prolonged with the GTI that might later come to be mythical in addition to a pioneering diesel version. In the equal year, it have become clean that the Golf might typhoon the remaining bastion of the Beetle - as a cabriolet model. "As quickly because the Golf regarded at the scene, Karmann entered into talks with Volkswagen approximately growing the cabriolet prototype. In parallel, Volkswagen started out its examine work," recollects Anton Konrad, who turned into Volkswagen's PR director again then. A cabriolet primarily based totally on a compact? Even aleven though the phase of 4-seat cabriolets turned into as properly as lifeless in Europe because the give up of the 1960s? This turned into now no longer simply a unstable gamble, as an alternative it turned into a logical step, in step with Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen emblem today: "Only the quality vehicles that stick out from the loads are feasible applicants for a cabriolet. And this is why the Golf I - at that point the maximum expressive Volkswagen version - had the energy to instil new lifestyles to the phase."

In December 1976, the primary prototype turned into created at Karmann; it turned into meant to count on this role. The white cabriolet had the angular bootlid of the saloon; its cornerstone turned into the well-known C-pillar crease penned via way of means of Giorgio Giugiaro, the fashion dressmaker of the primary Golf. "Unlike at the Beetle Cabriolet, the windscreen and triangular window had been additionally followed from the bottom version right here. Finally, the Golf Cabrio needed to be offered at an appealing fee," explains Rüdiger Folten, a member of the Volkswagen layout crew seeing that 1973. Even with out a set roof, the prototype of the A1C - the automobile's inner code name - exhibited all the key tendencies of the Golf.

The mechanical layout of the pinnacle stacked remarkably flat on the quick rear phase - however at a fee this is handiest justifiable on prototypes. That is due to the fact the big rear window glass is mounted alongside its decrease border with hinges and clearly folds inward whilst the roof is lowered. The rear facet home windows may be rolled down absolutely, and that they reduce a superb discern with their chrome frames whilst absolutely cranked up. Yet, all of those factors are simply facet notes in comparison to the function that gave the later manufacturing version its nickname: the "handle" of the "strawberry basket" is missing.

So, how did the roll bar make its manner into the later manufacturing version? Anton Konrad affords the answer: "At that point, car protection turned into a outstanding subject matter at Volkswagen. Our head of improvement on the time, Professor Ernst Fiala, turned into later called the "Pope of Safety." He insisted that the bar be installed, in element with an eye fixed in the direction of upcoming rules withinside the USA."

As an aside, the roll bar-loose prototype harbours an thrilling secret: hidden in the back of the rear facet trim panels are heavy-obligation threaded fittings for mounting a roll bar; proper from the start, assessments had been performed on each variations, and in the long run a changed model with a roll bar prevailed. When the primary manufacturing fashions rolled off the Osnabrück meeting line in June 1979, the cabriolet regarded as aleven though it have been forged from a unmarried mould: it had an difficult but simple roof layout with a five layer cloth-covered pinnacle, an appealing clean floor at its rear, and it presented masses of open-air amusing with four enormous seats at an lower priced fee. In parallel, Karmann persisted to construct the Beetle Cabrio for approximately 6 months longer. That is due to the fact whilst information of its approaching loss of life made the rounds, there has been a excellent upward thrust in orders. "The Beetle network even got here collectively for a funeral procession in Wolfsburg," says Anton Konrad. He despatched a sausage sales space out to the demonstrators rather than plant security, and he invited the spokesperson of the Beetle pals for a take a look at pressure withinside the Volkswagen Golf Cabrio. Bottom line: "He turned into surprised at how tons extra technically superior it turned into than his liked Beetle."

The relaxation is history: the Golf I Cabrio turned into a international success, with general income of 388,522. And by the point it turned into changed via way of means of the Golf III Cabrio (1993), discussions of the roll bar took on a brand new tone. The reality is that the "handle" had lengthy matured from a trifling annoyance to a cultured fashion detail - and the roll bar-loose prototype remained at the drawing board. Until 1 March 2011. That is whilst Volkswagen supplied the brand new Golf Cabriolet on the Geneva Motor Show - with out a roll bar way to robotically deploying rollover safety modules. And that, in case you will, ennobled the prototype of the first actual VW Golf Cabrio prototype 35 years on.