TO­TALLY TURBO

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Carsguide -

THE lat­est-gen­er­a­tion Golf 6 will bring an all-turbo en­gine line-up to Aus­tralia. Each of the petrol and diesel en­gines for the new Golf, from the ba­sic 1.4 petrol to the 2-litre diesel, has tur­bocharged forced in­duc­tion.

Even the late-2009 starter car is likely to have a new 1.2-litre turbo, re­plac­ing the cur­rent 1.6-litre petrol mo­tor.

The change comes as Volk­swa­gen chases max­i­mum fuel econ­omy with min­i­mal emis­sions, a com­bi­na­tion best achieved with forced in­duc­tion of a small-ca­pac­ity mo­tor. It al­ready works well in the cur­rent Golf with the GTi’s per­for­mance turbo mo­tor and the 1.4-litre twin-charge sys­tem in the GT.

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