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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet GT 1.4 TSi

At its launch the GT’s 1.4 petrol engine was the most powerful available for the Golf Cabriolet. It may sound tiny but it manages a full 160 hp thanks to 16 valves with variable inlet timing and a crank-driven supercharger. It gives the convertible Golf an impressive turn of speed without over-stresing the chassis. Performance is similar to what you would expect from a 2 litre unit but the fuel consumption is a far more friendly figure.

There is a choice of 6 speed manual or 7 speed DSG paddle shift (with full auto option) gearbox.

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 GT 1.4 TSi Specifications

Car brandVolkswagen
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1390 cc
Power160@5800 bhp
Torque177@1500-4500 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd DSG

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet GT 1.4 TSi Performance

Max Speed (Manual)134 mph
Max Speed (Auto)134 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)8.4 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)8.4 seconds

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet GT 1.4 TSi Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)44.1 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)44.8 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)150 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)148 g/km

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet GT 1.4 TSi Details

Production dates2011-current
UK Retail pricefrom £26,715
UK Insurance group31
Length4246 mm
Width inc. mirrors1782 mm
Wheelbase2578 mm
Kerb Weight1456 kg
Luggage capacity250 litres
Fuel tank capacity55 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles
Information last updated February 16, 2015

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  1. Nikki says:

    When will the VW Golf Cabriolet convertible be available in the USA?
    Are they available for purchase in Mexico?

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