Volkswagen has released a methane version of the Golf TGIOctober 22, 2020
The German company has supplemented the line of the eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf hatchback.
Several years ago, Volkswagen developed a 1.5-liter TGI methane direct injection turbo engine. This unit has already been installed in Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon and Audi A3. Now the legendary Volkswagen Golf hatchback of the eighth generation will also have a gas version.
The new Golf TGI is almost identical to its “brothers”. The power of the new item is 130 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque, while the compression ratio has increased from 10.5: 1 to 12.5: 1. A pair of the power unit is a 7-speed robotic box.
In addition, the hatchback received three gas cylinders with a total volume of 115 liters, which can hold 17.3 kg of methane. This volume is enough for a trip with a range of 400 km on the WLTP cycle. There is also a reserve tank for gasoline, but it holds only 9 liters and is designed only for starting the engine in cold weather and in case the methane has run out and it is tedious to get to the gas station.
The company also intends to release a methane version of the new Golf Variant station wagon. Orders for the new Golf TGI have already begun to be accepted in Germany. The minimum price is 30,935 euros
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