2008 Volkswagen Golf Variant 4Motion
Volkswagen is now offering its Golf Estate with permanent all-wheel drive. The 4Motion system is coupled to an economical yet high-torque turbodiesel generating 77 kW. This gives the Golf Estate TDI 4Motion, which is available with immediate effect, the best possible grip even on an uninterrupted blanket of snow. As a general rule, permanent all-wheel drive improves cornering forces even on a dry carriageway, thus making a positive contribution to active safety and driving pleasure.
The Golf Estate TDI 4Motion is equipped as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. An electronically controlled Haldex clutch distributes the forces between the front and rear axles. This coupling is integrated directly into the rear axle to allow a variable distribution of forces. In extreme situations, practically 100 percent of the drive forces can be transmitted via the rear axle.
Equipped as standard with a particulate filter, the all-wheel drive estate consumes just 6.0 litres of diesel over 100 kilometres. The Golf Estate TDI 4Motion accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 12.9 seconds and has a top speed of 185 km/h.
An interesting point for all trailer towers: Apart from the handling characteristics, the trailer load capacity also benefits from all-wheel drive. The Golf Estate 4Motion is able to pull 1,500 kilograms up gradients of up to twelve percent, 100 kg more than its front-wheel drive counterpart.
The 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available on the Golf Estate in conjunction with all equipment lines (Trendline, Comfortline, Sportline). The starting price in Germany is 23,775 euro.