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Old 09-20-2005, 12:35 PM
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In one word...clean. From every angle.

VW claims that the reason for this is actually gas prices. They are investing big into making engines of 1.4 liters of LESS more powerful due to gas prices. This makes a ton of sense for Europe, no doubt.

TSI stands for Turbocharged Stratified Injection.

Finally, I wonder what the boost meter exactly measures. Boost of the turbo, the supercharger, or total boost? I am guessing, the latter.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:31 AM
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that is one tight ass engine bay, and by tight i mean cramped.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:51 AM
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that is one tight ass engine bay, and by tight i mean cramped.

Makes sense. When you have a supercharge AND a turbo, there is tons of plumbing to fit and direct around places. This engine bay though will easily fit a V6 engine.
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Yeah but I am sure it wont break often. These things are pretty reliable nowadays.
Yea but coming from VW which isnt
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Originally Posted by gavriil
In one word...clean. From every angle.

VW claims that the reason for this is actually gas prices. They are investing big into making engines of 1.4 liters of LESS more powerful due to gas prices. This makes a ton of sense for Europe, no doubt.

TSI stands for Turbocharged Stratified Injection.

Finally, I wonder what the boost meter exactly measures. Boost of the turbo, the supercharger, or total boost? I am guessing, the latter.
Most likely total boost, or manifold pressure.
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Super Turbo: We take Volkswagen's new Twincharger engine for a spin - - By GREG KABLE - - Source: Autoweek

Driven by spiraling gasoline prices and ever stringent emission regulations, the push is on at Volkswagen to introduce a range of small engines, all with reduced fuel consumption and emissions, capable of delivering the sort of power one might expect of their larger-capacity cousins.

It’s a tough task, but if VW’s newest Twincharger engine (Aug. 29) is any indication, Wolfsburg could be onto something.

Fitted to the European-market Golf GT, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder uses supercharging and turbocharging to boost output, picking up on an idea introduced by Nissan on its Japan-market March. The supercharger boosts low-end response and flattens the torque curve, while the turbocharger strengthens the top end.

The Twincharger delivers 170 hp at 6000 rpm and 177 lb-ft of torque from 1750 to 4500 rpm—20 hp and 29 lb-ft more than VW’s 2.0-liter FSI four-cylinder.

The result is serious pull off the line, with a sturdy 147 lb-ft of torque available from just 1250 rpm. The induction system makes the four-valve-per-cylinder unit extraordinarily responsive, extremely flexible and wonderfully linear well beyond the 2400-rpm peak where the supercharger begins to disengage.

At that point the turbocharger is already providing a decent amount of boost, without any discernable change to the driver. There is no turbo lag, and no undue harshness or supercharger whine, even when the little four hits its 7300-rpm redline.

VW says the Twincharger Golf GT’s 0-to-62-mph time is 7.9 seconds, down from 8.8 seconds for the Golf 2.0-liter FSI. A better reflection of the new engine’s enthusiastic nature is the 50-to-75-mph time, which is reduced by a second. Top speed is extended by 6 mph to 136 mph.

VW also claims better fuel economy, reduced emissions and lower engine noise levels, though there is an odd whistle from the turbocharger as it comes off boost. If this is the future of gasoline engines, it may mean diesel powerplants have already hit an all-time high in the marketplace.
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Pretty impressive. Vw has been coming out with some really innovative technology that I hope catches - especially this and DSG.
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its here!

ima go check it out this weekend

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I sat in the new GTI over the summer. The interior kicks ass and the seats are soo supportive!

Gonna be one fun little car!
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:00 PM
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Glad to see they are coming out now...And here I was thinking I was special for seeing them all over London...
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Wow, that is tits!
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:36 AM
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Wow, that is tits!
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:20 AM
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Man, I could upgrade to this for about $6k + T&T ... That's gonna be a tough decision.
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:39 AM
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I looks great.
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:27 PM
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Looks nice, hope everything goes well with the mechanical quality.
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I just realized ... No Navi on the GTI?
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Why not? Thats a GTI with nav above.
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:43 PM
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Why not? Thats a GTI with nav above.
Hmm, I didn't see an option on Edmunds so I wasn't sure.

VW in their infinite wisdom still has the Golf IV GTI on their website.
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Post Volkswagen Golf to be renamed “Rabbit”

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/04/...enamed-rabbit/

In a surprise move, Volkswagen announced today that its all-new fifth generation Golf, which debuted at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show, is going back to its roots with the original Rabbit nameplate for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Rabbit will hop into the market in early summer, after its official introduction at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “The Rabbit was always exclusive to the U.S. and Canadian markets; while the rest of the world had the Golf, we had the iconic Rabbit,” said Volkswagen’s Director of Brand Innovation, Kerri Martin. “The reintroduction of the Rabbit represents Volkswagen’s commitment to this market and is a nod to the passionate North American enthusiasts who have an emotional connection with the Rabbit name.”

“Volkswagen customers want a relationship with their cars. Names like The Thing, Beetle, Fox, and Rabbit support this,” Martin added.

The Rabbit goes on sale this summer in both two and four-door versions, with pricing starting at $14,990 for the two-door. Standard features include an advanced ABS braking system, traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, air conditioning and anti-theft alarm system with remote locking. Always known for its value, this latest Rabbit is no exception, offering a high level of standard features and equipment at an attractive starting price.

The Rabbit was the first Volkswagen produced in the United States and its appeal grew rapidly, with sales of over 1.3 million in its 10-year lifespan. The Rabbit’s popularity can be credited to the wide array of standard features it offered at an attractive price. The 2006 Rabbit promises a return to the high-value, iconic status of the original.

“The Rabbit’s return to Volkswagen’s family is not an attempt to recreate the original car; today’s Rabbit is manufactured at our Wolfsburg production facility alongside the all-new GTI.”

The Rabbit, or Golf as it is well known throughout the rest of the world, is the world’s best-seller with over 25 million cars sold over five generations. This latest generation has already won more than 25 awards in more than sixteen countries. And, yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), announced that the 2006 Rabbit four-door received the Top Safety Pick, Silver award, based on the Institute’s frontal offset, side impact, and rear crash protection ratings.

Martin adds, “Even the name ‘Rabbit’ dramatizes the enhanced performance, playing off the car’s clever design, efficient size, agility and nimbleness. The Rabbit is back.”
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back to its roots like the hideous cloth seats in the MkV GTI that will only go away with a $3000 package?
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Fifth generation VW Golf returns to original nameplate
In a surprise move, Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that its all-new fifth generation Golf, which debuted at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show, is going back to its roots with the original Rabbit nameplate for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Rabbit will hop into the market in early summer, after its official introduction at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“The Rabbit was always exclusive to the U.S. and Canadian markets; while the rest of the world had the Golf, we had the iconic Rabbit,” said Volkswagen’s Director of Brand Innovation, Kerri Martin. “The reintroduction of the Rabbit represents Volkswagen’s commitment to this market and is a nod to the passionate North American enthusiasts who have an emotional connection with the Rabbit name.”

“Volkswagen customers want a relationship with their cars. Names like The Thing, Beetle, Fox, and Rabbit support this,” Martin added.

The Rabbit goes on sale this summer in both two and four-door versions, with pricing starting at $14,990 for the two-door. Standard features include an advanced ABS braking system, traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, air conditioning and anti-theft alarm system with remote locking. Always known for its value, this latest Rabbit is no exception, offering a high level of standard features and equipment at an attractive starting price.

The Rabbit was the first Volkswagen produced in the United States and its appeal grew rapidly, with sales of over 1.3 million in its 10-year lifespan. The Rabbit’s popularity can be credited to the wide array of standard features it offered at an attractive price. The 2006 Rabbit promises a return to the high-value, iconic status of the original.

“The Rabbit’s return to Volkswagen’s family is not an attempt to recreate the original car; today’s Rabbit is manufactured at our Wolfsburg production facility alongside the all-new GTI," Martin said.

The Rabbit, or Golf as it is well known throughout the rest of the world, is the world’s best-seller with over 25 million cars sold over five generations. This latest generation has already won more than 25 awards in more than sixteen countries. And, yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2006 Rabbit four-door received the Top Safety Pick, Silver award, based on the Institute’s frontal offset, side impact, and rear crash protection ratings.

Martin adds, “Even the name ‘Rabbit’ dramatizes the enhanced performance, playing off the car’s clever design, efficient size, agility and nimbleness. The Rabbit is back.”

The 2006 Rabbit benefits from its laser-welding production process, class-leading fit and finish, heightened body strength, crash protection, driving dynamics, and reduced interior noise. Drivers of the Rabbit will benefit from its fully independent suspension system that uses a multi-link rear and optimized front axle, and will enjoy the new optional six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® (five-speed manual standard). A new powerful engine with a larger displacement of 2.5 liters and five-cylinders generates 150 horsepower.

Also among the most impressive new driving advancements are a standard electro-mechanical steering system, and an optional advanced Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). The Rabbit also promises more interior room than ever with a large rear hatch opening. Legroom has also increased in this new version.

For added assurance, the Rabbit will come with 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years with unlimited mileage and new vehicle warranties including:

Five-year/60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty

Four-year/50,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle

Limited Warranty 12 year unlimited mileage Limited Warranty against corrosion perforation.
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Silly wabbit...
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bring on the wabbit! I actually like the name wabbit better than GOLF
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...Rabbit's are for bitches
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odd move... it could either hit or miss....
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It doesn't look that great. I could see going with rabbit on a lighter more sporty looking golf, but not this.
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odd move... it could either hit or miss....
Miss
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sweet, still dont want one...
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Like this will make a sale
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sweet, still dont want one...
Same here. But I like the move.
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Wake me up when they make a diesel caddy (rabbit pickup in the USA)

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So they re-renamed it...
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I hate the new VW front end. And I hate the name "Rabbit." Sounds so stupid.
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sweet, still dont want one...
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