Volkswagen Germany are now offering the MKV Golf Estate
with permanent, 4Motion, 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 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.
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.
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. No mention yet if the UK will see this model, however given the 4Motion TDI option was removed from the UK model list earlier last year due to low sales, it could indicate the variants fate should it hit the UK.