The base model of the Golf 4MOTION has been powered by a 1.6 liter TDI engine displacing 104 BHP along with 184 ft lbs of torque. The range topping model in the Golf series is the 2.0 liter TDI engine displacing 148 BHP along with 236 ft lbs of torque. Both the engines are mated to a six speed manual transmission system.
Volkswagen has however offered an optional dual clutch seven speed transmission system on the 1.6 liter engine while a dual clutch six speed automatic transmission system is available on the 2.0 liter engine. Haldex is a new technological device which Volkswagen plans on introducing in all new models of the Golf and the first vehicle to be unveiled publicly is the Golf R, which is expected to be showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
Volkswagen also plans on launching the new Golf All Track however no specific date has been mentioned for the launch of this vehicle. The four wheel drive system on the Golf has featured a massive upgrade and the pressure accumulator has been removed which saves up on a considerable amount of weight. An electronically operated pump efficiently replaces the hydraulically operated pump and this is expected to accelerate drive transfer between the front and the rear axles.
Traction and handling is set to improve and this increases the desirability of the vehicle. Although the Golf 4MOTION may seem to be quite bland, the vehicle is fun to drive and provides more driving aesthetics than the base model of the Golf. Volkswagen claims that the Golf 4MOTION provides better traction, although this claim needs to be tested.
The first prototype is soon to be sent to the tracks for a proper test run and conclusive results will be formed post the occasion. Ride quality, chassis, build quality and the level and refinement status have been enhanced and this makes the Golf 4MOTION quite an enthralling vehicle. Cabin space is quite high and the 4Motion is capable of tackling more troubles than the base Golf.
The revolutionary 4 wheel drive power train measure distributes power to the front and rear axles depending upon the need of the situation and the driver can transfer power to any of the wheels as and when required. The vehicle constantly monitors the surroundings and this data is conveyed to the electronic control implanted in the heart of the vehicle. The 4Motion technology works quite well in wet and icy situations and this is an important revelation for people of Northern Europe.