Volkswagen's Golf 1.4 TSI is very entertaining behind the wheel |

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Published on March 10th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volkswagen’s Golf 1.4 TSI is very entertaining behind the wheel

In recent years, small capacity turbocharged petrol engines have been the engineering direction of many global car manufacturers. It must be noted that the first car manufacturer to really embrace this drivetrain direction was Volkswagen and it started with their compact hot hatch passenger cars. The Volkswagen Golf with a twin charge engine (supercharger and turbocharger working together) made its debut and Volkswagen became one of the forefathers of the idea. Today the direction of small capacity charged engines continue and here is the current Volkswagen Golf with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine.

When driven, this Golf TSI will pull hard from a low 1200rpm (its peak torque figure of 250Nm comes along later at 1500rpm) the delivery is linear and smooth right through the engine revolution range. It actually sounds more inviting when pushed more and for those drivers looking for fun behind the wheel, this 1.4 TSI Golf will not disappoint. So when you want to go quickly, this Golf TSI can deliver a thrilling drive and it does so while simultaneously putting a smile on its driver’s face with its involving chassis.

Inside, the cabin of this Golf TSI is improvements in every area and there is a bit more standard features than the competition, adding on to what was already a pretty comprehensive equipment list.

This car is almost as enjoyable to drive hard as the more inviting and exciting Volkswagen Golf GTi, if admittedly not quite as scintillating, but very comfortable when cruising along a highway. With a long impressive specification list and very decent sharp edge looks, this Golf TSI deserves its place near the very top of the B-segment hot hatch list.

Volkswagen Golf TSI Specifications

Engine: Turbocharged 4-cylinder

Capacity: 1395cc

Power: 150PS @ 5000-6000rpm

Torque: 250Nm @ 1500-3500rpm

Transmission: 7-Speed DSG

Acceleration to 100km/h: 8.2 seconds

Top Speed: 216 km/h

Price: RM159,888

 


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