Hatchback VW Golf 8 can drive on one electric drive for almost 4 minutesDecember 26, 2019
The internal combustion engine was completely turned off for 3 minutes and 51 seconds. During the test, the car covered 33 kilometers and moved with the engine off for 9 minutes and 45 seconds, or 24% of the total time.
The presentation of the Volkswagen Golf 8 generation compact hatchback was certainly one of the most exciting this year, given the huge popularity of this model around the world. One of the new features of the model is the ability to drive with a completely off internal combustion engine, which saves precious fuel.
This is a version of the Volkswagen Golf 1.5 eTSI with a “robot” DSG.
The internal combustion engine was turned off for 3 minutes and 51 seconds, not including at all during this interval of real tests, which ended with the Golf consuming on average only 4.4 liters per 100 km. During the test, the car covered 33 kilometers and moved with the engine off for 9 minutes and 45 seconds, or 24% of the total time.
Some see this type of technology as another “nail on the coffin” of a diesel engine, because the advances made in gasoline engines make them almost as effective as the powerful TDI (diesel), which was once very popular. Add to this the growing number of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, it is unlikely that the diesel engine will regain the popularity that it once possessed.
Keep in mind that only in versions of the Golf hatchback equipped with a “robot” DSG there is a function to turn off the main engine. According to official VW representatives, the 1.0 and 1.5 liter eTSI engines – available with 109, 129 and 148 horsepower – reduce fuel consumption by about 10% compared to their predecessors thanks to the use of the so-called soft hybrid and shutdown main internal combustion engine.
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