In the ever-changing world of upgrades and downspecs, Volkswagen’s Golf 5 has received the full treatment, and now boasts another 2,0-litre engine, and DSG and Tiptronic transmissions for the Sportline models.

In the ever-changing world of upgrades and downspecs, Volkswagen’s Golf 5 has received the full treatment, and now boasts another 2,0-litre engine, and DSG and Tiptronic transmissions for the Sportline models.

VWSA has expanded the 2,0-litre line-up by adding the previous 85 kW engine to the range in Trendline and Comfortline guises. Producing peak torque of 170 Nm at 2 400 r/min, these cars accelerate to 100 km/h from standstill in 10,8 seconds. Capable of reaching top speeds of 186 km/h, VWSA claims that these 2,0-litre powered models return an average fuel consumption of 6,4 l/100 km.

Standard equipment on both models include six airbags, height and reach adjustable front seats and steering wheels, adjustable head rests with active safety system and Servotronic speed sensitive power steering.

Safety devices include ABS brakes, EBD and ASR.

The popular DSG gearbox has been transplanted into the 2,0 TDI Sportline where, unlike regular automatic gearboxes, the fuel consumption figures are especially thrilling. The manual TDI returns figures of 5,4l/100 km, while the DSG uses only 6,1 l/100 km in mixed driving.

Equipped with DSG, the turbodiesel accelerates to 100 km/h from standstill in 9,3 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 203 km/h. Both the acceleration time and top speed are comparable with the six-speed manual.

The 2,0 FSI Sportline receives a Tiptronic transmission with which it achieves an overall fuel consumption of 8,3 l/100 km. The car is able to reach speeds of 202 km/h and covers the zero to 100 km/h sprint on 9,5 seconds.

All of the new models come with Volkswagen’s three-year/120 000 km warranty, 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and a five-year/60 000 km AutoMotion maintenance plan.

Prices:

2,0 Trendline R 170 600

2,0 Comfortline R 188 370

2,0 FSI Sportline Tiptronic R 220 700

2,0 TDI Sportline DSG R 241 320