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65 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 GT 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gaugeFlat tyre indicator
Infotainment systemInstrument cluster in white
Multifunction computerPAS - speed related
Rev counterTFT display screen
Trip and service interval displayUltrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-inComposition media system
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBlack front air intake and radiator grilles
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsCherry red rear light cluster
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Chrome trimmed front fog light surroundsCornering front fog lights
Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lampsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backHeated rear windscreen
Rain sensorRange adjustable headlights
Rear diffuserRear roof spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Ambient lightingBag hook in luggage compartment
Boot lashing pointsChrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surround
Chrome-plated electric window button surroundCourtesy light delay
Dust/pollen filterFoldable front passenger seat backrest
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box and rear air vents
Front footwell illuminationFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear cupholder
Rear reading lightsStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in doorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
White adjustable panel illumination 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAutomatic Post collision braking
Child locks on rear doorsDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic tyre pressure monitoringESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsFuel cut off safety device
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Pre crash system
Warning triangle and first aid kit holder 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

Lowered sports suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsChrome-plated light switch surround
Cyclone decorative insertsGloss black decorative inserts in centre console

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)115Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1395Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)57.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSI 150Coin SeriesGT
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed134

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/45 R17Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleDIJON
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1452Length4255
Wheelbase2637Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1780
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight559Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked630Minimum Kerbweight1221
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf

The latest Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI ACT 150PS model might just be the most complete family hatchback for sale. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The 7th Generation Volkswagen Golf might just be at its best when fitted with the 150PS petrol engine with ACT cylinder cut technology. You get the best of both worlds here; sprightly performance and handling with diesel-like economy and emissions.

Background

Progress rarely comes in great leaps and bounds in the car industry. Instead we see incremental steps forward, with each generation of car being a little better than its predecessor. Take the Volkswagen Golf for instance. The Mk 5 was quite a step forward from the Mk 4. The MK 6 was only a little better than the Mk 5. The current Mk 7 car just polishes everything, buffing what was already a very slick performer up to an impressive sheen. But pause to consider this. The version we're looking at here, the petrol-powered Golf 1.4 TSI ACT 150PS model, offers better performance than a Mk 4 GTI. Yet provides 60mpg fuel economy. In fact, it returns better economy and emissions than TDI diesel Mk 4s. You want progress? You're looking at it right here.

Driving Experience

The ACT bit of the name stands for VW's Active Cylinder Technology, which deactivates two of the cylinders to save fuel when the engine isn't under load. It's an extremely subtle piece of engineering, and it's fiendishly difficult to detect when you're running on two or four. After a while, your ear gets attuned to it, but to all intents and purposes, it's virtually undetectable. Cabin refinement has improved enormously, with very little road noise filtering back into the cabin. Tyre noise and engine sounds have also been muted to the sort of level you'd have expected from a Phaeton limousine not so long ago. Although there was a 1.4 TSI engine in the Golf Mk 6, this is an entirely different unit, up by 5cc and making some much more impressive numbers. The 8.2sec 0-62mph time is brisk and revs smoothly to a little over 6000rpm. It doesn't thrive on high revs, making its peak 150PS power output at 5000rpm and peak 250Nm from just 1500rpm. It's nicely devoid of turbo lag and the steering is accurate if not exactly full of life. Neverthless, the front end of this car is brilliant and you'll really get something out of driving it in a spirited fashion. The R-Line version gets sports suspension and all models feature a Driver Profile selector that allows you to alter throttle response, steering feel and, on DSG auto variants, gearshift imings to suit the way you want to drive.

Design and Build

That clever MQB modular chassis not only offers Volkswagen the scope to run different models spun off it down the same production line, it also pares weight right back, such that this Golf Mk 7 rolls back the years. In fact, it's not significantly weightier than a Mk 4, despite boasting massively improved safety features and more interior equipment. It's miles bigger inside too. The driving position is almost unfeasibly adjustable and unlike many family hatches, you can get properly hunkered down in the car if required. The sheer amount of steering wheel rake and reach means that both shorter and taller drivers will have little difficulty achieving a perfect seating position. The cabin's a little wider than before which helps with elbow room and there's also a bit more rear leg room which is a welcome touch. The boot measures a hefty 380-litres, is well shaped and features a low loading height. What's clear is that Volkswagen could have cut costs further and offered more boot space if it had migrated to a cheaper torsion beam rear suspension - as indeed it has done on cheaper MK7 Golf models. This 150PS TSI model though, gets the expensive and effective multi link rear suspension.

Market and Model

This 150PS ACT engine is only offered in either GT or R-Line trim and there's a choice of either three or five-door bodystyles and manual or DSG automatic transmission at prices starting from just over £23,500 and ranging up to nearly £27,000. Hardly an inexpensive option then. Still, you do get quite a lot of standard kit. GT-specific bits include 17-inch alloys, 10mm lowered sports suspension, cherry red tail light clusters and splashes of chrome around the front end. Inside, there's sports seats, gloss black trim inserts, front and rear parking sensors and a 5.8-inch colour touch screen European sat nav system. That's on top of seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. Then there's DAB digital radio, a CD player, MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers. Also standard is semi-automatic air conditioning and ADC Automatic Distance Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, which can even bring the vehicle to a complete halt if necessary.

Cost of Ownership

One of Volkswagen's key priorities with this seventh-generation Golf was to reclaim its position as one of the most efficient family hatches, a position it had been struggling to maintain in the latter years of Mk 6 production. So how has it gone about achieving these efficiency gains? The big one is a weight loss plan. Then there are aerodynamic advantages, lower internal friction in the engines, and optimised gearing on not only the manual gearboxes but also the DSG twin clutch units. All new Golf models - both diesel and petrol - come with a Stop/Start system as standard, along with battery regeneration. All well and good. What about the figures? The 1.4-litre TSI 150PS engine with Active Cylinder Technology is capable of 58.9mpg (combined cycle) and 112g/km in three-door guise. You're talking 57.6mpg and 115g/km for the five-door model - or 113g/km for the five-door DSG auto version. Either way, it's very good going for a car that's so rapid.

Summary

Sometimes the best technology is the most unobtrusive. That's certainly the case with the Active Cylinder Technology fitted to this 150PS VW Golf 1.4 TSI ACT variant. By quietly switching from four cylinders to two under light load, it makes sailing along motorways extremely efficient and if you figure out how to get the best from it, you can achieve remarkable economy figures. You might even equal VW's 58.9mpg claim. There's more to this car than cost cutting though. It's bigger and far better finished than its predecessor and in GT trim it offers plenty of goodies. Tick a few boxes on the options list and you'll have to be comfortable with paying around £25,000 for a 1.4-litre Volkswagen Golf. That takes a little adjusting to. A drive in the car will make it that much easier.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£295
Deposit£295
Term (months)49
Cash price£17,688
Volkswagen deposit£500
Credit amount£16,893
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7633.54
Total amount payable£22,598.54
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
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