Facelifted VW Golf To Get New Petrol And Diesel Engines

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The facelifted seventh-generation VW Golf is set to debut with two new 1,5-liter four-cylinder engines and a smaller 1-liter turbocharged three-cylinder, says Motoring.

As one might expect, one of the 1.5-liter engines will be driven by petrol while the other will run on diesel. The petrol unit will be based around the current 1.4-liter unit but gain 100 cc in capacity thanks to a longer stroke. As for the 1.5-liter diesel, it will be based around the existing 1.6-liter TDI but be reduced in size due to a decrease in bore size.

The roll-out of these three new engines will come as VW begins offering engines with a uniform cylinder capacity size of 500 cc, allowing all engines to be made on the same production line and believed to provide the best medium of power and efficiency.

As for the 1.5-liter petrol unit, it'll retain the cylinder deactivation technology of the current engine but be outfitted with an all-new turbocharger.

Interestingly, the facelifted VW Golf won't receive these three engines to start with. According to Volkswagen brand chief executive Herbert Diess, “They will make their debut in the facelift of the Golf 7, but not at the beginning. We will launch them when it makes sense to produce them for CO2 regulations, because they are more expensive than the current engines.”

Once the new Golf receives the engine trio, they'll become available on the new Tiguan, Audi A1, Audi A3 and a number of Seat and Skoda models.

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