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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDi

VW injects a bit of its Bluemotion technology into the 1.6 diesel Golf Cabriolet to produce exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions. Particularly impressive considering this is a solid and weighty vehicle. It moves along at a reasonable pace but certainly couldn’t be called a sports car. It is most at home eating up the miles on long trips where the smooth suspension and light steering make it a pleasure to drive.

The Golf Cabriolet dates back to 1979 when a convertible version of the VW hatchback was commissioned from Karmann. The new car shares a similar look but is considerably larger than the original. It also loses the basket-handle roll bar typified by all previous Golf Cabrio’s. The soft-top is fast acting and folds away neatly. It also offers great sound and heat insulation that is comparable with the hatchback.

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDi Specifications

Car brandVolkswagen
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1598 cc
Power105@4400 ps
Torque184@1500-2500 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd Manual

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDi Performance

Max Speed (Manual)117 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)12.1 seconds

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDi Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)64.2 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)117 g/km

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDi Details

Production dates2011-current
UK Retail pricefrom £23,270
UK Insurance group17
Length4246 mm
Width inc. mirrors1782 mm
Wheelbase2578 mm
Kerb Weight1501 kg
Luggage capacity55 litres
Fuel tank capacity250 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles
Information last updated July 19, 2014

Do you drive a VW Golf Cabriolet? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Volkswagen has one owner review.

One Owner Review

  1. Debbie says:

    Heck yes I’d drive one. If the VW Golf Diesel Convertible was available in the states, there would be no Audi A5 Cabriolet in my garage!

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