Monday, May 30, 2011

2012 Lancia Grand Voyager Review

A true icon of the minivan category 27 years on the road and thirteen million units sold in 120 countries around the world, the American model "wife" Italian style, are transformed into an exclusive luxury van in which the Chrysler travel experience Lancia joins in the pleasure of driving, the art of attention to detail and Italian design. The result is the Lancia Grand Voyager, Voyager of the best story that begins where the Lancia Phedra left to write another page in the history of this category.


Available in three trim levels (Silver, Gold and Platinum) and two versions of the engine (Euro 5-compliant powerful 283 HP gasoline engine 3.6 and the lively 163-hp 2.8 diesel, also Euro 5-compliant), Lancia Grand Voyager reveals a calendar featuring the brand new Lancia logo, front and rear fascia wraparound, clusters of LED illumination, large headlights with integrated fog lamps in the front bumper. In addition, the sport side of the wheel design arcade, while the slender columns combined with large windows provide excellent visibility. The car is equipped with rails and sleepers on the roof while the tailgate has been redesigned with a stylish and functional to optimize access to the interior. The rear spoiler of origin provides the perfect touch for the new MPV.

The reference in the large MPV segment, Lancia Grand Voyager is 5.14 meters long, 1.99 m wide, 1.72 m in wheelbase approx. 3.1 meters. This size is accompanied by an impressively roomy refined interior is distinguished by high quality materials and attention to detail, the characteristics that have always been synonymous with Lancia. For example, according to trim level, the model comes with cloth seats covered with a fine or good-quality Nappa leather.

n an ideal world, space is again something that man can shape according to its needs through a few simple intuitive movements: Stow 'n Go ® is the exclusive system that frees all the space necessary for passengers and their luggage, without removing the seats. This innovative system configuration includes seats can be folded into the floor to transform, with the greatest ease, the five seats at ease in the second and third rows of a surface charge sufficient, suitable for all requirements travel and work. In addition, if the seats are upright, practical space in the floor panel to be used for storage. And again with maximum versatility in mind, equipped with the new car sliding doors and liftgate (power) with a security system for detecting the presence of obstacles during the closing (in this case, the opening the doors again to avoid unfortunate accidents).

Embedded technology

Synonymous with uncompromising choice (for the driver but also for those who have the pleasure of being a passenger), Lancia Grand Voyager sophisticated UConnect ® system features multimedia entertainment Tunes Radio/CD/DVD/MP3/WMA, USB port, AUX input, 30 GB hard drive, touch screen, plus a loan UConnect ® Bluetooth ® device with voice commands and microphone in the rearview mirror. There is also ParkView ™ system with rearview camera to see the obstacles during parking. Available upon request is UConnect ® GPS, the addition of satellite navigation in 2D and 3D maps, birds eye views and orientation.

Travel experience Lancia Grand Voyager has completed nine speaker audio system with subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier, and the entertainment system with two LCD screen DVD player for passengers in the middle row and back. This particular deviceenables playing both at the same time - the selection of a variety of sources (radio, hard drive, AUX, USB port, two RGB inputs and two DVD players). - Two 9 "LCD full two-channel wireless headphones and remote control In addition to the adjustable ceiling windows, LED aviation-inspired design, so that light can be directed only where needed.


Design and comfort are not only FORTESAN Lancia and Grand Voyager. Sure enough, the model proposes two Euro 5-compliant engines, which increase the size of the trip, where design and performance combine to provide unparalleled comfort. Lively 2.8 CRD diesel particulate filter as standard producing 163 hp and 360 Nm of torque, to maintain low power consumption (8.4 l/100 km CCGT), which is a good deal away, but the CO2 emissions 227 g / km.

The second petrol engine model HP 3605 range is configured in a 6-cylinder 60 degree V, which delivers 283 horsepower. exciting performance with a consumption of 12.3 l/100 km combined cycle. Note that the 283 HP 3.6 is combined with a transmission gearbox 6-speed automatic with torque converter: This transmission offers a narrower space between the gears, limiting changes in engine speed between ratios and ensure smooth commitments suitable for all driving situations.


Lancia Grand Voyager is also in the forefront when it comes to safety features, as seen from the next-generation front airbags (both multi-storey), side bags for all three rows of seats and cushions, side airbags for chest and shoulders in the front row. Also available is a assisted parking system with the option of integrating a "rear view camera" with a screen that displays an accurate picture of what is behind the vehicle in reverse.
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2012 Lancia Thema Review

Lancia Thema debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, a new chapter in the legendary history of the brand. The first global flagship store, which combines the best of both worlds, a new rear-wheel-drive car has been created based on the Chrysler 300 and is ready, as the Thema first time in 1984, to take the hardest, but also the segment most prestigious seeks to provide, at last, a real option. To achieve this, the new Thema combines size, comfort and an imposing presence on the road, typically American characteristics, Poltrona Frau ® luxury leather interior, great silence cocooning Lancia and attention to detail that all express the best of Italian design.

On sale from October 2011 all European dealers, Lancia Thema is available in two trim levels - Gold and Platinum - three engine variants: 292 hp 3.6L V6 petrol engine with 8-speed automatic transmission and 190 hp or 224 hp 3.0 L V6 diesel engine, as well as a 5-speed automatic transmission.


Measuring 5084 mm long, 1507 mm high, 1891 wide and 3051 mm wheelbase, the new theme stands out in the luxury class sedan with its distinctive modern style. On the front, put the grill together Lancia logo, and the horizontal bars express the precision and regularity in the rigor of a unique design. The chrome bars and a sketch of the logo, create a special contrast within the frame, which is also chrome. The whole look is reinforced by two lighthouses with innovative LED technology and DRL function, which together form a "C" for the unique road presence and impressive.

The profile of the new Lancia flagship highlights the characteristic proportions of its predecessor, with the addition of luxury finishes that give an elegant look. The sturdy front end with the roof lines, mixed with three quarters of the spine is characterized by very strong rear lights, to complement the silhouette. Moreover, the angle of the windshield provides an aerodynamic effect and slender columns allows the driver to enjoy excellent visibility.

exceptional round finish of the car, the rear spoiler incorporates a Lancia logo sitting proudly next. Can illuminate the darkest night, the two harmonious designs, the LED tail lamps are connected by a chrome strip that underlines the class of the new figure. The frontalis muscle is occupied by two chrome tailpipes offers a style point of the range of engine performance.

Luxury and comfort

Thema combines new standards with the comfort and leader in the incomparable luxury segment that has always made the Lancia cars outside. The interiors reveal a unique style and offer passengers a comfortable, soft-touch materials and luxurious interior with the option of heated seats in Nappa leather and Poltrona Frau ® leather dashboard, leather-wrapped, and genuine wood inserts center console panels, doors and steering wheel. In addition, the instrument panel has a three-dimensional effect, enhanced by discreet chrome finish and a panel with the group design with double light sapphire blue, a color is also used for interior LED lighting. Furthermore, to ensure the best comfort in its class, the seats have been designed with a new architecture that includes coil spring suspension (as S). The front seats offer four-way lumbar adjustment with up / down and front / rear steering actuators to adjust the density.

Maximization of the original structure and ultra-rigid reveals Lancia Thema sound of best-in-Class within the cab. The presence of two base panels in a composite, a laminated windscreen and windows, panels to reduce noise in the cabin and into the cavity of the wheel arches all providing an excellent record of road noise and a significant improvement comfort on board.

Finally, many components are specially designed for the chassis of the new theme to ensure the best ride and handling dynamics for all types of road surfaces and weather conditions. In particular, the innovative multi-link rear suspension triangle configuration, with its flexibility, keeping the wheels perpendicular to the road when cornering, ensuring maximum grip. The damper has also been specially designed to absorb the force produced by a less than perfect pavement. The end result is a cabin very quiet, almost no external noise, the movement of the car as it moves along the road barely perceptible.


Designed to provide exceptional efficiency of the city and on long trips, the Lancia Thema offers a choice of three different 6-cylinder engine, automatic transmission and all wheel drive: the 292-hp 3.6-liter V6 gasoline advanced transmission automatic reports 8 and HP 190 or 224 horsepower 3.0L V6 diesel engine, both with 5-speed automatic transmission.

The gasoline engine is a V6 Chrysler Pentastar Group with the latest technology - in line with Euro 5 legislation - which allows six-cylinder 292 hp at 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 353 Nm at 4800 rpm with emissions CO2 199 g / km (combined consumption: 8.3l/100km). This level of equipment allows for new Thema reach a top speed of 230 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.2 seconds, this result is also partly due to the new box with 8 speeds.

Two of the Euro 5 diesel engines that give the Italian Ministry of Finance - a leading high-performance diesel engine - to deliver 190 hp and 224 hp, and comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission. In particular, the version of 224 hp and maximum torque of 550 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm.

On-board Technology

Lancia Thema This innovative UConnect ® System Information diplomatic telecommunications and new technologies on board designed to keep passengers connected, secure and safe. The navigation satellite touch screen and dual-zone climate control to adjust the functions on the Touch UConnect ® guarantees an excellent experience for drivers and passengers. Fitted as standard on the new flagship, the system has a large 8.4 inch touch screen with easy to use controls and allow users to connect and manage their devices (mobile phones or MP3 players). In addition, the Platinum trim level offers Lancia Thema exclusive system Garmin satellite navigation as standard which includes the TMC service and a premium audio system with nine speakers and subwoofer for a total of 506W amplification .

Active and passive safety

Lancia Thema offers over 70 advanced active and passive safety, including keyless Enter-N-Go and the electronic stability system (ESC) as standard with the exclusive braking Ready warning devices and Rain Brake Support that are designed to further improve processing and handling in the car, more active pedestrian protection to protect pedestrians in case of accidental impact. To ensure maximum visibility at night and in all lighting conditions, Lancia Thema Smartbeam offers Xenon adaptive headlights ™ as standard.

Also available on request, a number of innovative features that make the model Lancia true for the new category.

Collision Warning cruise control (ACC) and future (FCS)

Restrictions on the traditional systems of cruise control to win the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). When the vehicle reaches a second slower vehicle ahead, ACC adjusts the speed and (if necessary) will activate the brakes to maintain a safe distance in the driver esivalitsemaa, allowing it to avoid repetitive manual intervention. This represents a much more relaxing, comfortable driving experience for the driver. This feeling of safety and welfare of the ship is further strengthened on Collision Warning (FCS), the additional feature that warns the driver if the incidents. Finally, the Adaptive Cruise Control has been optimized to avoid the unintended consequences of fuel consumption.

Blind Spot Detection

A visual indicator signals the face of goal-income arbitrage, which is a dangerous situation to take the car along, that does not appear in the face of goal. When the indicator is activated, and is intended to signal lane change, a visual and audible alarm alerts the driver to control the position of the vehicles around him very carefully before switching.

Cross Path Detection

The system avoids the risk of collisions at low speeds, a series of sensors to detect moving vehicles when the driver turns.

Parkview (Tm) Rear Back-Up Camera

When you select reverse gear, a camera is automatically activated, showing the view of the road on a 8.4 inch screen built into the dashboard. This feature ensures maximum safety for the driver, other vehicles and pedestrians in particular.

Smartbeam ™ and HID headlamps

xenon headlights intelligent, which automatically adjusts in height and depth to ensure maximum visibility with a sensor that senses the ambient conditions of traffic lights.
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2012 Lancia Ypsilon Review

2011 Geneva Motor Show was set in the world premiere of the new Lancia Ypsilon "flagship small that only 3.84 meters in the package the best of Italian style, innovation and environmental protection. For the first time has been proposed the 5-door version has been designed to offer greater comfort and convenience of Lancia enthusiasts and charm, technological excellence and unique style.

At the heart of the design of Lancia Ypsilon is an original concept car that redefines luxury sense of the word "luxury" fascinating those who seek originality and character, who loves technology and elegance, and those who admire quality and innovation. Lancia Ypsilon with something unique luxury that triggers an emotion, the joy of "owning" but without the pretentious display, looking for unique in all areas of the state of his true personality, without being influenced by the judgments of others.

The new Lancia Ypsilon, which will market from June in major European markets in September and the United Kingdom and Ireland with the Chrysler brand, is the fourth series of the model of success - more than half a million vehicles today are on the way - born in 1985, Y10 since its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It was a miniature lighthouse style features and content ever seen in an economy car of the day, marking the pioneering spirit that was to accompany the model until today. He has served Lancia Y 1996: elegant, elite, with a strong personality, which reinforced the notion of "luxury custom." Consequently, we arrived in 2003 at the third generation, Lancia Ypsilon, a brought to the world of technology and the city-car "class" until then exclusively reserved for models of upper segments.

Now the direction taken by the new Ypsilon, which confirms that he is the "fashion city" car par excellence, which continues to charm with his personality, sophisticated and unconventional style of class, but has become more mature and adult with a broader appeal. And underneath this polished exterior that carries the prestigious "Made in Italy" label is all the substance of a car with advanced technology as recently emphasized by the four awards in the motor "International Year" competition .

unique to shine engine competitors' in all categories in which he competed, and was named "International Engine of the Year 2011". Together, Twin Air, super cars, the new Lancia Ypsilon Multijet follow ecological systems II and Stop & Start and the unique characteristics of this category, as the new "Blue & Me, the TomTom LIVE" and "Fuel Smart" system "in addition the innovative second-generation Magic Parking, Bi-xenon headlights and LED tail lights.

A refined and innovative Italian 5-door that looks like a typical 3-door, "the New Ypsilon is a very compact car, so it remained at the" B "but with a high level of livability and comfort : Although only 384 cm long, 167 cm wide and 152 cm tall, with a wheelbase of 239 cm, the new Lancia Ypsilon can accommodate up to five people and in relation to its size, has a roomier boots in its category and is one of the best in its class in terms of passenger space. Without increasing the size of the rear passenger area, good accessibility and comfort have been achieved with the use of "thin seats," a technology used here for the first time by Fiat Group Automobiles.

In this way, the new Ypsilon continues its domination of the major urban car category, and whether recent market, where "5-door" market account for two thirds of segment B and the needs of a target wider than that achieved to date including men and young families. It is precisely in terms of quality, comfort and feel of the interior, the new car is determined to make all the difference. Join us and you become aware of the fine materials and combinations of colors, attention to detail and the many customization options.

At that time, started to offer more than 600 possible customisations created by three cross-match design specifications (Silver, Gold and Platinum), which is designed to provide its customers with high value products, 16 elegant liveries including 4 two-tone , 6 wheels in various finishes, three types of alloy wheels and three engines: (69 bhp 1.2 Fire EVO II, 0.9 and 85 HP Twin, the latter also DFN semi-automatic gearbox), turbo diesel (95 bhp 1.3 Multijet II), All rooms are equipped with Stop & Start technology standard. Later, the Fire Engine EVO II 1.2 Bi-Fuel (petrol and LPG) is available. Please note that a lot of safety equipment in the field is constant throughout the region: the Electronic Stability Control and Hill Holder to complete the ASR, ABS / EBD, 4-6 airbags (front, side and window bags), in addition to the Isofix.

Therefore, the new car is an evolution of Ypsilon model in terms of technology, safety, comfort and utility, but even if it retains its position on "affordable luxury" as a watch list of attractive prizes. In detail, silver trim control gate remote level, height-adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows, 50/50 split rear, driver seat height adjustment, 15 "wheels of steel," Internal technical fabrics with rising electro-welded joints, a radio-.. and heated rear Regarding safety, ABS with EBD, ESP with ASR and Hill Holder, front and side airbags, and attachments Isofix standard offer Besides this large number of devices, the Gold version adds manual air conditioning, radio with CD and MP3 player, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever gaiter, upholstery and Castiglio Comfort Pack.

Finally, the Platinum level offers the added value of setting electric rear windows, fog lights, alloy wheels, "15, the rear seat headrests and leather.

Also, for those who want to customize your new Lancia Ypsilon and make it more exclusive, a wide range of fine accessories and high quality is available. Not only are accessories offers a stylish and meticulous attention to detail, but also go well with the car, in line with the only Lancia and in full conformity with the technical, style and mechanics of the new car. From exclusive 16 "alloy wheels, side skirts and tinted headlights of a black coat with the bright logo, a" Blue & Me-TomTom Live packs and accessories.

The new Lancia Ypsilon has its sights on becoming the premium of the City of alternative cars in Europe, as it is designed for demanding clients who like to stand out from the crowd, but at the same time want a car that is pleasant and comfortable daily use. Not to mention that today the product itself is not the only "reward" element to attract a potential customer. For this reason, the brand has strong sales and after sales proposals to satisfy the desires, needs, tastes and aspirations of many different clients. An example? The warranty extension designed by FGA Capital, a finance company specializing in the automotive sector. What is interesting about this solution is extended to 96 months, unlimited mileage and content: comprehensive coverage of vehicle components. And a feature even more innovation to market is the same level of coverage for the duration chosen for the loan.

Style: tradition meets the future

Elements, which recalls the past masterfully reworked in modern style. This is the original style of the new Lancia Ypsilon, which in turn reveals its fiery, unconventional character where elegance and sophistication of its ancestors is recast, embraces the new cross-fertilization or consolidation solutions, in any obvious way.

While the exterior of the vehicle off a thrilling style, the interior is the perfect place for elegance and innovation to join forces: on one hand there is the know-how meticulous in the tapestry of furniture, which has always provided Lancia cars of the competitors, so it is the use of very sophisticated design solutions. This union between elegance and innovation, the production of single-class Lancia as the best Italian luxury products, combines the unique style with advanced technology. And it is precisely the Italian stylistic characteristics that transform a product "Made in Italy" to something unique. This is as true for fashion accessories and fashion for a successful car. Yes, the success of a car is the result of a winning bet on a flash of stylistic intuition mediated by research on new trends in taste, new customer needs and expectations for the market and competing models .

Therefore, it follows a recipe that is difficult to prove by the strictest judge: time.

Exterior: Personality and Innovation

Although compact, the new Lancia Ypsilon car sports a clear layout, this time the weight and size of the graphics of "game" the amounts in various ways, by dividing them, however, over the same dimensions as the previous Ypsilon. In fact, the previous model, even if the step is nearly identical, the differences in design: the head forward, the front projection has been reduced to increase the rear, which offers a more spacious luggage compartment. Last but not least, it was decided an important five-door. Ultimately, this will increase by almost three cents, and cut the total length of two centimeters away from the height for a more elegant look.

The volume of the front, good transport links and pointy, reveals a new network: as a metamorphosis, the glass rod moves up and embracing the logo, and leaves room for the horizontal, with "lance-shaped advice. On the one hand, the maverick spirit and the genes of the Lancia Ypsilon, secondly, a recognition of the years past sixty / seventy network.

With a unique design that is independent of other factors, the headlights by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting to develop a horizontal width of the emphasis placed on the front. These Bi-Xenon headlights are rounded to elliptical forms, which give the car more aggressive and determined "look". In addition, the ends of the lights to define the size of the wings on the side. These and the rack resting on the hood, as the coverage was limited to a free surface of the horizontal design is subtly reminiscent of the lines Lancia Ardea.

semi-sporty elements that hint at the personality and character of the car, and these are balanced by the lines are not flashy: the rear door handles are hidden, integrated structure, which underlines the door handle. The net effect is that a compact 3-door of the city with all the comforts of the 5-door model. convex side of the doors is carved delicate concave side, which disappears on a sign attached to a dynamically generated.

Viewed from the side, well, you notice two dynamic generous curves: the first steps out of line scans of the cover along the belt and behind the pillars. The second, climbing from the bottom of the upper front pillar trace an arc of glass, cut the first curve from the bar below and down to delineate the outer edge of the rear window. The effect of a clear separation between the roof and the rear pillar is a familiar landmark for the Lancia Delta.

The overall volume of the back is tapered for better aerodynamics, and features a pronounced tailgate, cut in the middle: space made plate meets the bottom of things, such as jewelry, is the rear window that is bounded laterally by the lines down from the pillar and arch spoiler above.

Shoulders out of the side panels and generate volumes along the sides of the back door, and embrace the link with the taillights. His position, exterior and vertical development, as highlighted Lancia typical presenting features: a long bar of light guide LED sidelights, and below, the brake lights, side at the base, a home triangular area of ​​the indicators.

The bottom of the bumper of a central black band that embraces and protects the reversing light and rear fog lamp, lighting the overall volume.

The overall design of the new Lancia Ypsilon was designed from the outset to distinguish between different parts of the car to promote the duotone version of the boldest sleekest and most attractive as possible. After all, color was never just a matter of aesthetics for Lancia Ypsilon. Instead, it is part of a product philosophy based on elegance, glamor, personality, playfulness, creativity, style and the largest variety of customization options. And the new Ypsilon no exception, as its range of exterior colors are to show the wider category: 2 pastels, 2 shades with three layers, four metal, four metallic colors with an iridescent effect flakes and 4 two-tone colors.

Interior: the charm is given a practical

The new Lancia Ypsilon confirms and extends the legacy of its predecessors and adds even more elegance and innovation. The qualities that have always distinguished Lancia small city cars such as exquisite, unique upholstery of the Interior, has been reorganized, combining class and hi-tech content. The concepts that guided the design of space are rooted in the glorious past of the brand, but with the addition of a strong technology focus.

From the drawing board stage, the inspiration for the interior was a hug. The dashboard is embraced by the door panels, rear seats, surround perfectly.

The design of the instrument panel aims to highlight the contrast between the fabric insert that extends to the occupants, with the first line that traces the windshield, which he describes as an amphitheater. Curves constructed to create an effect of perspective, vanishing points located on the rear panel to accentuate the width.

The interior is created by subtracting the volume and is represented by hollow surfaces that combine usability and insightful different functional aesthetics of seduction.

The analysis of the forms, the construction is visible in the layers. The first is filled and covered with soft materials to reinforce the impression of comfort and tactile experience, reminding the occupants of a home environment, as if they were sitting comfortably on your couch.

sinuous performance in more technical areas that characterize the vents and center console. The contrast between the elements that are characterized by a thin black ribbon that cuts vertically through the blogs and instrumentation script in the center of the gearbox, which gives an impression of lightness emphasized in the ends with white LEDs . The console housing the radio and climate control system is a floating rest in the central diffuser, while the mouths of pop metal "tears" on the web. Finally, the design of the door panels is simple, involving all the comfort, containment of the high seats provide a sporty touch.

Fabric: synthesis of Excellence

Lancia Ypsilon family has always been synonymous with style and driving pleasure. Now, the New Ypsilon has grown exponentially, improving its offer with the addition of a significant number of new features. The most obvious are the rear passenger doors, plus a range of environmentally friendly engines and a range of features - standard and optional features - designed to improve comfort on board.

Versatility: The 5-door, but the 3-door looks

The new Lancia Ypsilon is an Italian style 5-door "with the appearance of a typical 3-door." It is a very compact car, so it remained at the "B", but with high standards of comfort and livability: Although only 384 cm long, 167 cm wide and 151 cm tall, with a wheelbase of 239 cm, the New Ypsilon can accommodate up to five people in relation to its size, has one of the boots of the most spacious in its category and is one of the best in its class in terms of passenger space. Without increasing the size of the rear passenger area, good accessibility and comfort have been achieved with the use of "thin seats," a technology used here for the first time by Fiat Group Automobiles.

Engines: power and respect for the environment

The new Lancia Ypsilon range of engines, including gasoline 69 hp Four EVO II 1.2 and 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir, the latter also DFN gearbox with semi-automatic, the 1.3 Multijet 95 bhp turbo diesel, II, and after 1.2 Four EVO II bi-fuel (petrol and LPG).

1.2 Four 69 HP EVO II (Euro 5)

The latest evolution of the Fire family, the HP 69 1.2 8V comes with Start & Stop system ensures that the fuel consumption of less than 5% and CO2 emissions (115 g / km is the stored value) that the engine of our time, the outbreak of the head of its class. Thanks for the updates on a continuous and flexible architecture, this family of engines is also a leader in the category that demonstrates the use of the unit continuously variable valve timing, as it is able to optimize valve timing (opening and closing) all engine speeds. Thus, the fuel consumption of a small amount of EGR at low loads, with less pumping losses and improves the performance of others to ensure the availability of low-speed torque (102 Nm at 3000 rpm) and power at high rpm (hp at 5500 rpm, 69). The result is an engine that offers the greatest flexibility for energy consumption of rations in the category.

85 HP TwinAir 0.9 (Euro 5): "International Engine of the Year 2011"

The second engine is ideal for use in the city, but compared to the previously mentioned 69th bhp 1.2 Fire EVO II, has more power (85 hp) and torque (145 Nm / 1900 rpm). The first of a new family of two-cylinder engines, Fiat Powertrain, which produces 65-105 hp, 85 hp turbo, this results in significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions (up to 30% less compared with the efficiency of the engine ).

Moreover, for the most "eco-driving and reduced fuel consumption, just press the ECO button on the dashboard, which limits the torque of 100 Nm at 2000 rpm. In this way you can achieve the levels of CO2 in the upper segment: 97 g / km with semi-automatic box DFN and 99 g / km with a manual transmission. Among other things, the gears semi-automatic CFD, which began in the Ypsilon in 2003, developed with Magneti Marelli, has been updated to provide greater driving comfort and, simultaneously, reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

A real gem of engine design, the two cylinders MultiAir uses revolutionary technology developed and patented by Fiat Powertrain, which was introduced in 2009. The heart of MultiAir is a new electro-hydraulic valves control which reduces fuel consumption by checking the air directly through valves (without using the throttle). MultiAir reduce emissions (by controlling combustion) and greatly improves performance by improving the driveability. Indeed, compared to a traditional gasoline engine displacement equal engines MultiAir guarantee an increase in power (up to 10%) and torque (up 15%) plus a significant reduction in emissions CO2 (10%).

Thanks to these features, the engine Twin Air has won four awards are the 'International Engine of the Year 2011 "competition, excelling compared to competing engine' in all categories in which it competed. The jury of 76 journalists and industry experts from 36 different countries, provided that its success TwinAir cylinder engine category (less than 1000 cm3), and chose the "International Engine of the Year 2011" shows that is the first prize in the competition. TwinAir Fiat Powertrain engine won the "Best New Engine 2011" and "Best Green Engine 2011" awards.

II 95 hp 1.3 Multijet (Euro 5)

In order to respect the environment associated with the conduct of satisfaction, the new range offers the Ypsilon 1.3 Multijet Animation II (Euro 5), with Start & Stop system as standard, which delivers a maximum output of 95 hp 4000 rpm and a torque of 200 Nm at just 1500 rpm.

Equipped with variable turbine geometry, a new variable displacement pump and oil pump motor and alternator with a "smart charging", 1.3 MultiJet II produces only 99 g / km CO2 emissions and merges with the rotation of the second generation Multijet engines .

Detail II Multijet engines to ensure the economy, environmental compatibility and performance unprecedented in the market. Compared with the first-generation Multijet engines, the fuel supply is changing faster than injectors to take time away from multiple injections. In particular, it is possible to make the main fuel injection module, a series of different stages and to provide for those who follow. Servo-balanced piston valve MultiJet II system can handle up to eight injections per period, which offers greater speed, flexibility and precision in various stages of operation. The nozzle is also simpler and more reliable, because its structure is less complex, and shares 40% less.

Thanks for this new type of injector, now strategies to optimize the combustion of further progress can be made, such as injection rate Conformation involving two consecutive injections so close in time to produce a profile modulated continuous supply of fuel into the cylinders. With this method, the combustion process is improved with the advantage of quieter operation and particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Today, the Multijet II engines meet Euro 5 mark completely and at the same time, a decisive step towards values ​​more stringent regulations in the future.

State-of-the-art tires

New Lancia Ypsilon is an excellent performance in reducing CO2 emissions has inspired a new generation of 15 "tires with low rolling resistance, developed by Goodyear. Designed for technology and innovative materials state-of-the-art, Goodyear EfficientGrip lighter structure which offers to reduce rolling resistance. This means less CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption without sacrificing the ability to drive at all.

Green Start & Stop technology and Gear Shift Indicator System

All gasoline and diesel engines are fitted with the Start & Stop, already adopted in the models Musa and Delta, which cuts the engine off temporarily and then restart to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Specially designed for city driving, the system automatically stops the engine when traffic requires the vehicle stops (traffic lights, congestion and temporary stoppages, for example), keeping all the features that guarantees comfort and security active edge (lighting, air conditioning, radio, windshield wipers).

Turn off the engine when the vehicle is stopped to avoid unnecessary fuel consumption (up to -15% over the cycle), to reduce emissions and improve the acoustics.

The device can be enabled or disabled using the button on the dashboard.

Engines equipped with Start & Stop also has a Gear Shift Indicator (GSI), a true "co" which quietly invites the driver when it is time to change gear, which leads to a more efficient engine in terms of fuel consumption. For example, the GSI can offer travels up through an indication on the control panel to allow the engine to operate at a lower speed or degrade the maximum torque available.

Self-satisfaction: the redesigned chassis and suspension innovation

New Ypsilon is a machine that allows you to live and travel at great moments of relaxation, but also because the suspension system, which must be updated in order to control the level of comfort and excellence. More specifically, from the current model of the new Lancia Ypsilon proposes a novel scheme McPherson front suspension has been streamlined and offers high performance in a crash. It 'been reduced by using a self-supporting arm produced a high resistance of the material, the first time in Europe and parts of the modular frame for the goal of small thickness, high strength steel. Ready for future applications, the transverse divisions so-called third line of trucks will definitely improve the crash performance during high-speed crash, a pedestrian impact and effect of insurance.

The new front suspension has a "split" the type of shock absorber, which transfers the charge body by two different routes and thus to better filter out road vibration and improve the acoustics by the current model due to dynamic stiffness of the low tires, while ensuring superior performance through a damper axial stiffness nothing less than a day.

The front suspension is also a new stabilizer bar to improve its effectiveness. Solution to the suspension bar has been replaced by the solution connecting rod is to maximize the effect of the shock bar clip. Moreover, the effectiveness of the weight of the stabilizer is optimized, yet another anti-roll. In addition, the arm front suspension bushes have been studied and designed for maximum comfort while driving and the bumpy roads, and improved the noise is also achieved by a dynamic stiffness lower than it is today.

The torsion beam rear is equipped with a bush over today's news Ypsilon, which provides more comfort on bumpy roads and better noise isolation without compromising grip. The form has been designed to maximize absorption of the bumps without sacrificing the second longitudinal elastic aspects of the performance of kinematic properties of the rear suspension.

Platform for a new Lancia Ypsilon is also an innovative feature was developed according to two main principles: safety and reduce vehicle weight. In particular, it was possible to combine these two aspects of performance, with extensive use of high strength materials, which can be used to increase the absorption of energy, both front and side impacts by reducing the structure. Compared to its predecessor, the second innovation is the implementation of the third truck in front of the line, which offers better control of deformation front impact, because of its ability to transfer loads to smaller, more durable part of the vehicle, reducing thus lead through into the passenger compartment.

bolted parts also demonstrate the technical development of this platform, such as the use of high performance steels soaked the front bumper and the adoption of light weight and resistant "noble" plastic (Xenoy) on the front rear bumper crosses.

Technology: the luxury of innovation

The new Lancia Ypsilon small lighthouse is a real full of exclusive material that makes it a benchmark in its segment. Travel on the new model, there is a bright and welcoming interior that ensures a high degree of comfort, but also an area of ​​high technology. So here we have the LED light on the dashboard and the roof to absorb operating sounds with innovative polyester material, reducing interior noise by about 2 dB, ensures very quiet: a reduction of 3 dB corresponds a 50% reduction in the intensity of noise.

All this adds to the great Gran Luce sunroof that allows glass surface 0.70 m2 - a record for the B segment - provides excellent interior lighting.

First in the "city car" category, the new Lancia Ypsilon offers a very interesting content, including "Magic Parking", "Blue & Me-TomTom Live", the power system "intelligent and innovative projectors.

Second generation "Magic Parking"

It is often difficult to find a parking space in cities with heavy traffic. Of course, once you find one, actually park your car can be difficult because space is so strong. Therefore, the Lancia Ypsilon is equipped with an innovative system called Magic that rental, which is activated by a button on the dashboard assists the driver to find a free parking space right, measure and control the vehicle lateral movement while the driver maintains control of the vehicle longitudinal motion everywhere.

A further development of the system already used on the Delta, the new system Lancia Ypsilon Park Magic allows automatic multi-maneuver "parking and reduce the required size of parking spaces at only 4.6 meters. The device is available with speed manual gearbox and CFD.

In detail, the measurement system, the length of free space, and whether it is big enough for your car. Then it automatically controls the car in reverse, allowing the driver to concentrate solely to control the speed using the accelerator and brake.

In one move, car parks parallel to maximize the input space and the realignment of the car. At this stage, the maximum speed is 7 km / h. Of course, the driver always has operational control of the pedals, and can deactivate the system by turning the steering wheel or the separation of the reverse, or by clicking the appropriate button.

The second generation of parking Magic has a radar sensor on each side of the vehicle, located inside the front bumper. The radar is transmitted in the space to the right (or left) and the echoes are received by the sensor, which reconstructs a map of the area between parked cars, displays the free space and identify obstacles. At the same time, using information from the wheel speed measurement, the system can measure the length of the free trade area. The driver is informed that the parking space is allowed if the measure is equal to the length of the vehicle plus 80 inches (40 cm in the front and rear 40 cm), a total of at least 4, 60 meters. If adequate space is found, there is a beep and a message on the screen indicates if the parking maneuver can be completed in one or more stages.

"Blue & Me-Live TomTom

The new vehicle will be launched Blue & Me TomTom LIVE, "a development of the telecommunications system information automatically created as a result of a partnership between Fiat Group Automobiles and TomTom, Europe's leading portable navigation devices, operating system versatility Blue & Me

Based on Go1000 TomTom gives this unit allows you to manage - through a color touchscreen practice - telephone calls, satellite navigation and all the information you need to drive because it downloads directly from computer systems on board. It also lets you control your media player via the touch screen interface.

The new version has a new generation of capacitive touch screen and TomTom Live services such as HD Traffic, which was named the best traffic information system on the market today. Combines accurate traffic updates with real-time dynamic routing congestion, traffic jams and road closures. Guests receive complimentary use of live services for an entire year.

Special thank you to support developed with Magneti Marelli for the new Ypsilon, the "Blue & Me TomTom LIVE" is installed in the loop located on the front line to the left of the driver, so it can be powered (as integration of law LHD Right position is possible).

"Fuel Smart System"

Filling up is one of the actions that have not evolved to the same technology as the pace car. New Ypsilon is a leap forward in an innovative "Smart Fuel System, a device that replaces the traditional cap and is installed at the end of the fuel filler pipe. Designed primarily for the attention of women for customers automatically opens and closes when the pump was turned on and removed, so the supply is easier and safer by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and too full of fuel. New "Smart Fuel System" also solves the problem of "errors of supply", because it allows the gas is pumped into diesel cars.

Advanced optical blocks

As the Delta and Musa, and a few cars in other cities, the new Lancia Ypsilon is equipped with headlights and taillights developed with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, which combines advanced technology with innovative design is inspired by the centuries-old tradition Lancia. LED tail light, brighter than normal bulbs, increase safety with a distinctive look. In fact, with the lights off, they seem monochromatic, but when connected to the color of the light of the tasks defined in the LED itself.

Headlights turn, is an integrated solution, "daytime running lights" (Adaptive Daytime Lamp), which automatically turns the lights page when the engine is started: this is a special meeting for the European standard, which will come into force in 2012 .

In addition, the groups before xenon light are also available, advanced technology available in very few models in the segment that provides style, technology and security.

"Music 360 ° W 500 Hi-Fi"

The 500W 360 ° Hi-Fi Music System is available on request. This absolute novelty in the segment differs from the rest because of its advanced technology and is ideal for those who want a sophisticated hi-fi that is designed and calibrated for the interior of the new Ypsilon.

In particular, the new system consists of 8 speakers (four-dome tweeters and four musical 40W 80 W woofers Neodymium mid music) and a digital 8-channel amplifier. And to make the onboard experience for its unique, the system consists of the simultaneous use of three different methods of signal processing and acoustic effects. The first (TruBass) extends the perceived low frequency range without the need for subwoofers for listeners to have the sensation of listening to a system that can reproduce deep bass and extended. The second method (Focus) raises the apparent position of sound sources at ear level. One has the feeling of listening to speakers positioned higher than they really are, while the perceived frequency response is still "natural" that "color" caused by the head of the filter is removed. Finally, the third method (3D) spatially matches the music playback, the correction of errors due to speaker placement and improved

spatial perception. The result is a more involving music, which recreates a correct stereo image, even for listeners of the axis of symmetry of the speakers.

Safety: a top-class

To ensure the protection of passengers, the new Ypsilon combines a body designed according to the latest content of active and passive safety that guarantees optimal performance in terms of security, so on top of his class.

The design and validation of this aspect of performance was achieved in an almost entirely virtual, with more than 20,000 hours of mathematical models. The final tests involved and experimental until more than 80 crash tests, 100 tests on a slide Hyge and about 100 tests on components and subsystems. These figures confirm the company's commitment to the new Ypsilon one of the safest cars in the segment.

More specifically, the load path connected to the third pillar of the vehicle to ensure a homogeneous structure in front of the vehicle's capacity to adapt to the harmful reactions whatever the type of frontal impact barrier / vehicle was hit, because it increases the potential for absorption of energy within 'front end of the vehicle and reduces both the inertial forces and the passenger compartment intrusion in order to ensure optimal protection of passengers in a greater impact on severity. In addition, elements of energy absorption are positioned in front of the third load path (of special plastic that has a lot of energy efficiency of absorption) to be the vehicle to minimize damage to low-speed bumper impact and support reduce knee dangerous turn when the car hits a pedestrian.

Then, the new Lancia Ypsilon offers up to 6 airbags (front, side and window bags), front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters and two rear seat belts three points. Special attention was paid also to the seats. Both front and rear seats are equipped with a slip (which prevents the body from sliding under the belt), the front seats have anti-whiplash (which limits the range of natural journey neck starts immediately after impact, This reduces the risk of whiplash in rear-end collision case) as standard across the range, and ISOFIX child seat in the rear.

Security level has been designed by engineers and the Fiat Safety Centre, after considering all the possible accident: frontal and side impacts, overturning, cumulative, and collisions with pedestrians. different speeds, which have an impact may also be considered, as well as various obstacles and different people with very different physical characteristics.

Tuning: the luxury of choosing

Anyone can find the new Ypsilon, which best suits their needs and tastes. Suffice it to say that there are over 600 possible customizations for the "mini-flagship, which is created by combining 16 body shades, 4 of which are two colors, three internal levels (Silver, Gold and Platinum), 6 finishes Internal and 3 types of alloy wheels.

In particular, the silver trim level control provides remote opening doors, adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows, 50/50 split rear, driver seat height adjustment, 15 "steel wheels," technical fabric with electro Interior -welded joints, the creation of radio and heated rear window. In terms of safety, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control with ASR and a Hill Holder, front airbags and side, and the ISOFIX standard fasteners are available. In addition to this wealth of material, the Gold version adds. manual air conditioning, radio with CD and MP3 player, electric mirrors, steering wheel and bellows leather trimmed shift knob, saddlery and Comfort Pack Castiglio Finally, Platinum offers the added value of setting electric rear windows, fog lights, alloy wheels 15 "rear headrests and leather seats.

Moreover, they are eager to change the New Ypsilon and make it a true luxury, a lot of good, high quality accessories. Not only accessories that offers style and meticulous attention to detail, but also fit under the car and the unmistakable Lancia style of property purely technical, stylistic and mechanical properties of a new car. From exclusive 16 "wheels, alloy wheels, side skirts and tinted headlights illuminated scuff black logo," Blue & Me, the TomTom LIVE and Accessory Pack.

The interior trim levels of the new Lancia Ypsilon deserve careful consideration. There are three different levels, characterized by different colors, materials and styles: Customers can choose from a dynamic, sporty version or versions that are more affluent reworked in a contemporary vein and express the strong personality of the car. The first level, silver trim, is ideal for young audiences: the interior is characterized by a lining with a dynamic spirit. The characteristic of this level of finish is the presence of graphics using contrasting colors and materials. Ypsilon logo is an expression of himself, becomes a feature, the addition of 3-dimensional texture.

The gold standard of finish is designed to attack one side is male and one female and fashion. The interior offers two color options ". Urban Black and Gold romantic" The first is absolute, a real actor, and is housed in contrast to "gray", which highlights the sculpture in the graphics core, clearly delineate logo, the identity of the car. Refined and elegant, it communicates through the second soft version of graphic signs, highlighted by the contrast of iridescent gold trim on the dashboard and doors. The graphics are immersive, with added inspiration from fashion and armor.

Finally, the Platinum trim level represents the development of gold trim level once again in two versions: a total of "Urban Black and Gold romantic", has brown metallic and iridescent. Aggressive and determined, modern black and looks forward to life through the materials to contrast and tone-on-gloss and matt. The stamps are printed in crisp, three-dimensional, unambiguous terms. Matt leather dominates, with possible interpretations of the interiors of luxury sports cars. Sophisticated "New Romantic" decor gives take on the concept of timeless elegance and classic colors, reworking the language of soft signs, but they are very expressive and well defined material.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Looking back at the beginning: the beginning of Volkswagen built one of the most successful cars of all time and not even give it a name. Why should it? After all, it was the Volkswagen! People loved it, and on all continents of the little car earned the nickname, according to exactly what he looked like: Beetle, Käfer, Vocho, Beetle, Fusca, or Maggiolino 甲壳虫! It embodies the concept of the automobile and the symbol of the democratization of mobility. 21.5 million cars were sold. So, the New Beetle arrived in 1998. He brought a sense of new cars that the world and brought with him Beetle Mania. In 2010, completed the final version of the series New Beetle that had sold over a million cars. And now? Looking to the future. Future of the most famous car in the world begins now. In a whole new generation.

This is the Beetle! And because the Volkswagen Beetle and call their home planet, the new car to celebrate a world first transcontinental - while in Shanghai, Berlin and New York.

Technological goal: high-tech harmony with the environment

Volkswagen Beetle is an icon. This car has a story. Only someone who knows his story could make a new generation of Volkswagen's reality. The task ahead for engineers has been very clear. They had to develop a high-tech car affordable yet leaves no stone unturned, integrated communication technologies of our time and, of course, achieve the lowest environmental impact. It should also be a car that areas of driving pleasure at the forefront. The new generation of the VW Beetle to be very flexible, dynamic performer, and the people who developed the Golf GTI would also be able to achieve this goal.

No previous Beetle was fuel efficient. High performance is no longer sufficient to itself: A 4.3 l/100 km (1.6 TDI European) and 33 mpg (2.0 TDI American), the new Volkswagen Beetle is the most fuel efficient Beetle story.

Design Goal: Design of a new and original! "

The automotive world's most recognizable design. bottle of Coca Cola, iPhone, Ray Ban Aviator Beetle - how do you reinvent a design that is so recognizable and independent? There is a clear answer on this: It is necessary to understand the product and brand, so it works! Volkswagen Design chief Walter de Silva (Group) and Klaus Bischoff (Brand Volkswagen) "understand" the two and therefore they set the goal to Beetle: "Designing a new and original!

Challenge with excitement. The team began its mission to guide Bischoff. Challenge of designing a new Volkswagen Beetle has been inspiring. The designers knew they wanted to develop a profile of the original Beetle than the New Beetle 1998. I am also a very dynamic priority of proportion. An interesting fact is that more than a few members of the team is owned by air-cooled beetles. It has also become a vehicle of worship for young designers, Volkswagen. And so the final draft was to be 2011 Wolfsburg Beetle - a car and now planning a tribute to the automobile industry, seed of the whole group. And in fact clear: if someone takes the first Beetle and New Beetle and put them in a room - a bit 'light shines on the roof and watch a half - could see that the lines of the back are almost identical.

Remains: "We renovated every game."

Bolder, more dynamic, more masculine. A comparison with the New Beetle 1998 shows: Only left was the old car. "The beetle is now characterized by a sports car cleaner, safer and its not only has a lower profile, it is also considerably wider, the cover is longer, the windshield is moved back and has a much steeper slope. All this creates a new dynamism, "says Klaus Bischoff. While the New Beetle has been defined by three semicircles (front fender, rear fender, roof dome above), the new. model was released for this geometry the roofline really works much lower and can be regarded as a continuation of the concept car shown in Detroit in 2005 -. Ragster a type of race car based on the New Beetle The New Beetle is bolder, more aggressive, more masculine.

The figures confirm it: The new car is 1,808 mm wide (84 mm wider), height 1,486 mm (12 mm lower) and 4,278 mm in length (152 mm longer). This resulted in all-new proportions. The gain in length means that the roof could be extended further, the windshield can be reduced, and the back could follow the contour of the original Beetle. The new focal point is the C-pillar. At the same time, the development team has increased the car's track width and wheelbase. All this gives the appearance of VW Beetle powerful with muscle tension.

Volkswagen Beetle typical typical new DNA

2011 style. Despite all its individuality, resulting DNA Volkswagen design style created by Walter de Silva, Klaus Bischoff. expressed clearly in the horizontal image of the front bumper, front air intake, straight lines of the bonnet leading edge, just pulled from the line of demarcation between a pillar and C pillar and the rear style.

Beetle, Microbus, the original Golf. And yet, it was possible to retain all the characteristics typical Volkswagen style. This is not surprising, after all, vehicles like the Beetle, Microbus and the original golf has had a decisive influence on the DNA of Volkswagen design. "Of course, certain features of the old beetle remains: what are the round headlamps (optional bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are available for the first time in this series of models), flared fenders, the shape of the cups, sides and doorways and - more than ever - the big wheels (up to 19 inches) that can be integrated.

A new feature is the rear spoiler which is integrated into the uniform design (default for the TSI engine with 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 hp) and vigorously maintains contact with the road that Volkswagen, which has a speed peak up to 225 km / h, depending on the engine and is available in three equipment lines "Beetlejuice," "Design" and "Sport". In addition, the upper part of the rear wing is always black, while the underside is painted body color. These colors - 12 different colors - to make driving more alive every day with names like "Saturn Yellow" and "Blue Denim".

An original interior like no other

The cockpit makes a visual impression. Is it possible for a cockpit to make an impression? Are you kidding? By its nature! Motorists sit in the cockpit. Sometimes for hours at a time. And yet there are cars with cockpit leaves no lasting impression. They have a "look alike" appearance, which say marketing - an easily confused with another, lack of charisma. VW Beetle cockpit, on the other hand is unique, unique, cool, classic design with a passion for details. This cockpit is perceived as something special.

All hand and eyesight. Form and use of colors in the front carbon-look painted or dashboard refers to the design of the first VW Beetle, but the new car has a retro look. In Europe, for example, the dashboard saying "united Schwarz (black) on the base model (" Beetle ") in the line" Design "equipment, it is always painted in the color of exterior concrete. Customers who choose the "sport" look at the carbon ("carbon fibers"). No matter what colors are used, the Volkswagen driver would find all the functions inside, eyes closed.

And yet, everything has been redesigned. Three round instruments arranged in front of the driver (tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge) provide important information embedded in the speedometer (position) is a multifunction display. From level "Design" equipment, it has adjustable air vents and instruments, chrome edges. This also applies to audio / navigation system optimally positioned in the driver on the dashboard, surrounded by two air holes. This includes controls on the climate control system. Everything is within reach and sight.

Return of the glove. Like the original Beetle, the new car has a glove box integrated into the dashboard extra front cover folds up (the glove box also integrates standard opens down). Another classic feature: Optional auxiliary instruments on the selected audio / navigation system, oil temperature, clock with timer and turbo pressure indicator. Also new: the steering wheel specially designed for the Volkswagen Beetle painted accents rays optional depending on the equipment line. These data clearly indicate that the occupants are in a beetle - not to be confused.

Air-cooled Beetle. New Beetle. The Beetle. A distinctive feature of the beetle - the third generation if you will - is that its interior ergonomics and packaging are based on entirely new configuration. While pilots flew air-cooled beetle in a very low seat height, and New Beetle drivers feel as if they were driver and the cover was so far away, the last Beetle Volkswagen now offers a streamlined, driver-focused coupe experience. Each device is within reach. In addition, Volkswagen has succeeded once again to implement a quality material that goes beyond all boundaries of class. The car's appearance, usability, functionality and quality interact to create a new car a friendship with a very special character.

New Beetle was a cathedral inside. Front, Beetle is now a little lower profile because of the curved roof of his predecessor have been deleted. We offer a 1044 mm Height 1082 mm instead of the previous. However, 38 mm is unlikely to intervene, even in a very long driver, as the interior New Beetle was a "cathedral" among compact cars. Meanwhile, behind the seating area, are no longer part of the roof clearly results in a larger space. And there are much higher, now has 310 and 209 liters. As usual, the car is split, folding rear seat, and the grand opening bootlid so it's easy to load and unload.

Add optional features: individualized VW Beetle

"Bubble," "Design" and "Sport". New Volkswagen will be globally available in three equipment lines "Bubble," "Design" and "Sport". Each of these versions is a very special character. In addition to individual markets themselves to emphasize certain points. Volkswagen has announced the presentation of individual parameters customization guide for journalists worldwide. In addition, three equipment lines, the Beetle can be customized with a wide range of optional characteristics. Overview of key features:

Bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. Volkswagen Beetle offers bi-xenon headlights for the first time. 15 LED module xenon headlights frame and outer perimeters, put daytime running lights and parking lights.

Sunroof. It is transparent and can be tilted or opened. Therefore, the correct name is: panoramic tilt / slide glass sunroof. Much more important: It is 80 percent higher (surface of glass) than the previous model. In addition, insulating glass blocks 99 percent of UV radiation and 92 percent of thermal energy.

Radio CD and radio navigation systems. The New Beetle is available exclusively with the radio-CD, which is specially designed for this model. No navigation was offered. Now, Volkswagen has a completely different approach, offering all those found in other ranges such as Golf, Jetta or Passat on the new VW Beetle so. Standard for the Beetle RCD 310 with 8 speakers, which is a very good sound system (including dual tuner). The summit is the RCD 510 audio system with CD changer, integrated interface to the screen SD card and touch. A great entry level radio-navigation system, the RNS 315 with 5-inch touchscreen (400 x 240 pixels), CD player, SD card reader and a dual tuner. The system model is superior radio-navigation NESS 510th It offers improvements such as a 6.5-inch touch screen, DVD player, voice control, SD card reader and 30 gigabytes.

Fender Premium Sound System. Does anyone know the world of rock music is familiar, such as the great Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. The first player to Fender guitars, but it still does not. Now, the legendary U.S. producer of musical instruments and amplifiers - a joint venture with Panasonic - just to share their knowledge and the Volkswagen brand. The result is a voluntary system that Fender sound was offered a Volkswagen Beetle in multiple woofer and 400 watts of output power. Those opting for this audio system also get the interior lighting set the mood. In addition, indirect lighting, but also includes two rings of light around the boxes of the speakers on the doors. Europe, the Volkswagen Beetle is the first car audio system offers a Fender.

Keyless. Closure of access and keyless engine starting system appear in the first Volkswagen Beetle, it works without a door or ignition key. When a door handle is touched, the system detects a transmitter to obtain authorization with the person's jacket, pants or purse, then open the Beetle, and allows the engine starts with the button to start the engine. Volkswagen lock from the outside, is also activated second door handles touch, in this case, however, particularly marked in the surface is used.

All round safety. Let us focus. In Beetle, Volkswagen is building a car that is one of the safest in both active and passive safety. Naturally, the ESP electronic stability program are standard, which is an efficient network of six airbags that protect the cockpit. Naturally, the bodywork of the car - much of the laser-welded galvanized - an exhibition of the best values ​​of torsional rigidity in the segment of 26,000 Nm / °. Naturally, because security is a fundamental quality in a Volkswagen.

Superior fuel economy of 40 mpg and 4.3 l/100 km: Engines

U.S. diesel with 140 hp. When it comes to engines, all signs point toward sustainability. United States, the VW Beetle is available as a turbo diesel for the first time. The Beetle 2.0 TDI (103 kW / 140 hp) complying with all emission limits of the United States and achieves 40 mpg fuel economy in the cycle of the highway is 29 mpg city and 33 mpg combined . Consequently, the Volkswagen Beetle is a good choice as one of the cars most fuel efficient in its class. In addition, Volkswagen has not only excellent fuel economy values ​​in the version with a manual gearbox 6 speed, but also - and this is a start and technical Beetle - with transmission option clutch 6-speed double.

gasoline engines in the United States with 170 hp and 200 hp. fuel economy values ​​are also improved 2.5-liter five-cylinder petrol, which was already a success of its predecessor. Moved manually VW Beetle is 22 mpg (city) 31 mpg (highway) and 25 mpg (combined). His counterpart is the 6-speed automatic transmission comes to 22 mpg (city) 29 mpg (highway) and 25 mpg (combined) - this means that up to 10 percent on fuel economy. Pioneer: up Beetle 2.0 TSI 147 kW / 200 hp to get the fuel economy of 25 mpg. High TSI is also available in optional 6-speed DSG.

motor of the world with 105 hp, 140 hp, 160 hp and 200 hp. In markets such as Asia, Australia, Europe and New Zealand, the new Volkswagen Beetle is offered exclusively with charged engines. All engine versions - all with four-cylinder - is used for the first time in this model series. Car shows significantly reduced levels of fuel consumption and emissions compared to the previous model, thanks to switch to turbo gasoline (TSI) and common rail direct injection turbodiesel (TDI). The three petrol engines Beetle loaded outputs 77 kW / 105 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 hp. The two diesel engine developing 77 kW / 105 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS (TDI engine is not offered in China). The five motors can be combined with a dual-clutch transmission as an option.

Engine with 160 hp and 200 hp in detail. Even fast-moving 225 kmh VW Beetle 2.0 TSI 200 hp consumes just 7.4 l/100 km (equivalent to 173 g / km of CO2) with a manual transmission. It is also very economical 160 hp 1.4 TSI offset by a 7-speed DSG, the beetle that consumes just 5.9 l/100 km (139 g / km of CO2). The data on the fuel economy of this type is the Beetle 1.4 TSI DSG (top speed: 207 km / h) a pleasant surprise in the motor program. In comparison, the previous model with 110 kW / 150 hp has a value of 8.9 l/100 km in the automatic version. Despite 10 hp more power, fuel consumption was reduced by 3.0 l/100 km, or 34 percent.

Differential lock on petrol. To ensure that the power of two stronger versions of the Volkswagen Beetle correct road very quickly approaching the curves, the models 160 hp (European version) and 200 hp (worldwide) will be factory installed XDS electronic differential lock . This system extends the functionality of a family EDS. XDS to improve the management and driving fast curve to calibrate the machine to a more "neutral", makes this an active braking to prevent wheel spin at the wheel landed inside the curve, and this improves the grip.
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2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Review

As more than 680,000 units of VW convertibles built before the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet also features a classic soft top - that is, a cloth cover. Why steel mesh and not on the Eos? A look at the new model is indicative of a length of 4,246 mm, the Golf Cabriolet has a much more compact than the Eos 4423 mm long. Both vehicles were completely independent approaches to style, design and performance position.

The top of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

Although the fabric used on the top of the Volkswagen Golf, a four-seater convertible is one of the quietest. Its soothing quiet ride thanks to the sophisticated design with the fabric roof and new windows, doors and seals. Wind noise at high frequencies above 5000 Hz is seen as a particularly annoying because they make it difficult to discuss the travel (articulation index). Volkswagen has examined the articulation index for an in-depth and evaluated the experiences of other vehicles. Results for: Golf Cabriolet convertible really sets new standards for sound.

The pavilion consists of a link, a headliner through the insulating layer of filling and cover. Perfection in daily practice: the development team designed the joints of the outer longitudinal joints tissues (central and two side panel) to serve as an additional channel. aerodynamic perfection, mounted between the longitudinal reinforcement of the link above for a total of four arches of the roof and across the bow in front is called the ceiling (the first member of the main cross behind the windshield frame). In turn, the bell is attached to the roof bows in the bands of tissue screw. Therefore, even at high speed, soft top is not filled with air. And this has a positive effect on aerodynamics.

When the roof is stored, the upper surface of the front cover of the arch covering the upper surface of the storage box. This eliminates the need for a separate envelope. The results: the highest standard fully automatic opening of electro-hydraulic (9.0 seconds), and the company (11.0 seconds) faster. Moreover, it is necessary to descend so deeply into the greater bootspace (250 liters with the roof up or down).

The summit is operated from a central switch in the center console. Opening and closing is even possible to run - at speeds up to 30 km / h. Two hydraulic pumps operated by a central switch to generate the necessary pressure. Even in this area has received special care to ensure the least possible noise generated, for example, the hydraulic unit is closed by the insulation. Unlocking and locking the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet soft top is secured by a locking electromechanical. It works fully automatically. This means that no further manual opening or closing is necessary. The system detects, by 2 micro-switches, the roof is open or closed, and it informs the driver of the OK state by a beep and a visual message (in the multifunction display).

To ensure a good view behind the car, was the top of the heated rear glass window designed to be particularly important for a cabriolet, it is connected to the hood of what is known as high-frequency welding.

Golf Cabriolet Safety

Rollover protection: Since 1979, when the first Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet was introduced, all generations of the models in this series had a roll bar. Should be, because in the early years of the Golf Cabrio automatic deployment of the protection of bearing systems had not been invented yet. When such systems first emerged in late 1980 that were hardly suitable for affordable car as a Golf Cabriolet. This changed in 2003, when Volkswagen introduced the New Beetle Cabriolet with ROPS can be done from behind the rear seats. The system was modified for the Eos, and - in the final stages of development - now is the protection of the occupants of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet too.

The protection element bearings used in the golf course behind the rear headrests in 0.25 seconds, the vehicle exceeds a preset angle or lateral acceleration. The system consists of two aluminum rolling modules and mobile aluminum is strained by a spring. The internal profile is maintained in its neutral position by a magnetic switch. When activated by the driver airbag in response to an impending rollover, the valve opens a first class maintenance and frees the internal profile. Although stops, sale of excess of gear runway extension fitted to the inner profile and prevents the internal profile of falling.

The highlight of the redesigned system Golf: 2 deployable units are designed for much smoother. For the first time Volkswagen convertible with the introduction of roll-over, it was possible through-loading, with a width of 526 mm and a height of 381 mm, including folding rear seat. At first it was just a pass through this area.

Council of reinforcements: the Golf Cabriolet offers maximum security with its system of protection against overturning, a reinforced windshield frame and many structural changes (bottom panels, side panels, railings, doors). Thanks to its numerous reinforcements, 4.25 meters long, 1.78 m wide (recharge) 1.42 meters Golf Cabriolet also features extreme torsional stiffness. Some of these reinforcements are visible when the convertible will be seen later, such as the Cabrio and a "normal" golf stands on a raised platform. In a visual comparison, the observer can see significant differences in the swing. In front, the convertible has an aluminum hood, with mounting brackets, which increases stiffness. In addition, the motor bracket, which acts as a vibration damper, adds sophistication to the front.

On either side of the car, 2 side reinforcements in the sill area and 2 diagonal front and rear, and common wire reinforced cradle to further increases in stiffness and a significant reduction of the vibration of the body resonance.

This is known as the static torsional stiffness coefficient reaches a value of more than 13,500 Nm per degree, the first torsional resonance frequency is above 17.5 Hz - first class for a convertible. And this rigidity, which is also a crucial factor in the stability and optimum driving comfort is remarkable journey. Meanwhile, the body protects against rust galvanized car.

Convertible airbags Specific protection systems completion Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet reinforcements to the front doors and side airbags and standard head-thorax. The latter is specially designed for a convertible, because it is of course possible to mount the head airbags in the roof surface. head-thorax airbags built into the sides of the issue, so use adjacent to any driver and front passenger height inside the Golf Cabriolet. A knee airbag standard has also been integrated into the driver's side. As part of the seat belt, airbag absorbs the energy of the pelvic region and legs, which leads to reduced occupant load. go further: Thank knee airbag, the driver is built in deceleration mode of the car before using the thigh and pelvis. It triggers the torso rotation precisely, so that the driver's air bag may come in contact with the support and the upper body at an optimum angle.

The knee airbag mode of operation shows the true complexity of the interconnection of security systems.

Styling for the VW Golf Cabriolet

The front end: front view, this convertible is a typical golf course. Although the Cabriolet is an even more sporty from this point of view, because the tapered windshield. In particular, a dynamic picture of the results of Convertible ordered with the optional bi-xenon headlamps. In this case, the set consists of 15 light LED lights automatically integrated into the two apartments.

Rear Smoked LED tail lights were changed to three five-door Golf. Of course, the designers and engineers redesigned the rear thereof. Cabriolet bootlid extends down into the bumper, and a lot of adjustments up, so it's easy to pack your bags and shopping destinations. The stylish chrome trim strip form a visual contrast of soft and bootlid edge, this is a continuous chrome strip extends to the columns.

Side profile: profile page, 3 convertible design features particularly attractive to the eye: more swept back windscreen, visually very quick start and smooth style, included in these lines. When the soft side down, Golf Cabriolet is an elegant, full look. Once until the beginning of a compact design and sharp lines around the imaginary C-pillars and the boot reflect the unique character of the previous model and transfer it to the contemporary age - extends throughout the decade .

By default, leave the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Osnabrück works with a weight-optimized 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers attractive and 205 tires. Five different alloy wheels are also available (a 16-inch, three 17-inch, 18 inch).

Indoor Golf Cabriolet

Very clearly - Golf Cabriolet version of the quality of design standards and materials hardtop Golf Classic 1:01 inside. This leads to a refinement, which is otherwise available only in much more expensive convertible. As before, the Eos, Golf Cabriolet differs from many other compact cars in a key aspect of it: windshield frame is pleasantly short, optimizing convertible feeling. In addition, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet offers the largest internal length of the class. Guests Behind the special message of 833 millimeters in the legs effectively.

Like the design applied in Eos, the activation switch is built in the center console between the driver's and passenger. features redesigned the rear seat and seat cushion materials. Golf Cabriolet also has a convenient Easy Entry front seats as standard, making it easier for rear passengers enter and exit the car.

There is a hand bag hooks in side panels of the shoe of 250 liters, which is located just off the hooks are mechanisms to lock remotely registration division 50:50 folding rear seat. When the folder is folded, thereby increasing the additional storage capacity through the grand opening of pass-through.

The democratization of convertibility

In 1979, Volkswagen had already been opened to drive the democratization of the VW Golf Cabriolet. Paving the way for the democratic movement, thirty years ago, it was Beetle Convertible. New Golf Cabriolet reflect this philosophy. Another aspect of the link to his legendary predecessor, also remove it from the confines of the classroom. Oh, and try to understand the drivers of the bank balance of a man or woman really a waste of time.

Golf Cabriolet Standard Features

When placed on the market in Germany, from the model at a price of € 23,625 (VW Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSI of 77 kW / 105 hp). It is obviously more than a comparable Golf Trendline fitted with sunroof, but it is much less than most other four-seat convertibles in this class. The price difference compared to the conventional structure "hard top" Golf is due to activation and body reinforcements hood, including the transmission electro-hydraulic system and advanced asset protection against rollover. Thus, the new Golf making it easier to choose to run all year in a convertible. And its portfolio of standard features is long enough already.

What you get for € 23 625? A four-seat convertible with a fully automatic soft top, automatic installation of protection against overturning, a framework for strong windshield, an efficient network of air bags and ESP, including Hill Climb assist, support lock and cons and trailer stabilization, and fires. This is a brief outline of its functions related to security. But Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSI has more to offer ...

As the Eos, Passat CC, Touareg and Phaeton, Volkswagen is offering a single line intentionally equipment for the Golf Cabriolet. Therefore, the comparison with the Golf Trendline hard top is not perfect, and that the Cabrio has features, both inside and outside, or developments that are or have been adapted advanced lines toughest teams in the top counterpart .

Standard features outdoors: In front of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is equipped with chrome trim on the grille fins, and on the back he has smoked LED taillights and a bumper-style sports. Driving a pillar to pillar, a chrome strip surrounds the side windows and the soft top. green-tinted glass thermal insulation, 205 tires in a 16-inch wheel covers optimized weight and of course the hard electro-hydraulic hood: Also standard.

Standard interior features and functions: Many of the features of the interior of the car are the basic details that have a positive impact on life on board. These include air conditioning, reading lights in front (2), Hill Climb Assist, the length and height adjustable steering wheel and - BlueMotion models Technology - stop / start system and brake energy recovery system (renewal of battery.) Standard features include electric door mirrors, electro-mechanical power steering, remote central locking, radio, and the dust and pollen filter with activated carbon added. Constant: adjustable comfort seats (front) and upholstery 'Scout', chrome is to change the keys of power windows, decorative chrome surrounds around the instruments and vents, numerous storage areas, Easy Entry to the rear passengers and a 3-spoke steering wheel, which offers a good grip.

The glovebox can be cooled, and the rear seat folded back with a 50:50 distribution.

Buyers add the system RCD 310 radio / CD with the setup of the car for 655 euros - with 6 speakers, 4 x 20 watts of audio, MP3 function, AUX-IN multimedia tuner and dual power - pay A total of € 24,280 and really have everything you need to enjoy life in the convertible.

Optional Features Golf Cabriolet

Despite this, it must have enough room to adjust the car, as represented by a bit 'of freedom. Along with a classic extra person, 7 pre-packs are available for the new Golf convertible, which offers a combination of price advantage, "Performance", "Design & Style," "Comfort", "Technology," "Light & Sight" "Mirror" and "Winter" packages.

Buyers can choose between new Cabriolet 2 packages "Performance" and "Design & Style." Design & Style "is essentially the rate of expansion first to Volkswagen and even more exclusive sport." Performance ", meanwhile, includes all functions of "Design & Style" Package and adds many other details like leather upholstery. The two packages are combined with alloy wheels.

"Design & Style Pack"

Those who choose "Design & Style" pack (910 euros) is treated as features sport seats with new upholstery styles of Alcantara (panel seat center) and "catch up" padding (lateral seat supports), a 3-spoke steering wheel "Leather Cool" (less heat in sunlight), pedals with stainless steel lid, leather-wrapped parking brake handle and gear lever, sewing chrome on the light switch, rotary switches chrome the mirror control, "Black Stripe" trim for instrument panel and door trim, map pockets on the backs of front seats and lumbar support in front.

"Performance Pack"

The "Performance Pack" (€ 3295) includes, in addition to "Design & Style details, features like leather upholstery in" Vienna "style (" Cool Leather ") with the seat heater and lumbar supports in front, carpet woven floor, a rain sensor and automatic dimming rear view mirror, stainless steel pedals, chrome accents other exterior and bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, dynamic and static cornering lights, automatic lights in "Leaving Home" and "Coming Home" features lighting, LED license plate lights and the fog of technology with chrome trim. The "Performance Pack" is combined with an audio systems.

"Comfort Pack"

"Comfort Pack" (455 million) consists of a screen, front center armrest with storage compartment and 12-volt accessory outlet, storage space in front of the rear seat area, a second load 12V and cruise control.

"Technology Pack"

For only 65 euros, the "technology package", add a rain sensor wipers, auto dip mirror rear view, two lights in the region for the feet, running the automatic transmission of light with "Exit house" and " Coming Home "features and automatic control Assist Light main beam (dipping the lights automatically when oncoming traffic is present or the traffic before the car is very close). The "technology package" is coupled to the Parkpilot (540 euros) and the multifunction display "more" (55 euros).

"Pack Light & Sight"

For those not wishing to include the driver's Park, multifunction display "more" or support system to the Light (price: 142 euros) in the "technology package" may order "Light & Pack light" on its own for 175 euros. Consists of the rain sensor, automatic dimming rearview mirror, lights, light of foot and automatic with "Leaving Home" and "Coming Home" feature.

"Mirror pack"

This package complements the "Pack Light and Vision", with a power folding exterior mirrors, mirror on the passenger side enabled the reduction of investment and ambient lighting.

"Winter Pack"

"Winter Pack", which has always offered a range of Volkswagen, and often ordered in the coldest season makes driving easier. This package features automatic heated washer nozzles, headlight washer system, heated front seats and washer low water level indicator. Price: 415 €. When ordered with leather upholstery and xenon headlights, reduce the price of 285 €, who prefers leather and xenon will pay only 55 euro.

16 -, 17 - and 18-inch light alloy wheels

Alloy wheel 16 inches in the program is the "Atlanta" with five double spokes and tires 205. 17-inch format, Volkswagen offers 3 models of tires for Volkswagen Golf Cabrio: "Seattle" (5 double), "Porto" (10 radios) and "Salamanca" (10 radios). 18-inch wheel is the "Charleston" (5 double), based on the rim painted black. All alloy wheels come with 17 inch tires 225.

Individual characteristics

individual feature packages are also available separately. Those who wish to increase the degree of customization can order almost any supplements available in the Golf with hard-top roof. The main options here are the technologies and systems such as Parkpilot (sound and visual display through the audio system to the parking lot) sport suspension (15 mm lower), automatic climate control (Climatronic), multifunction leather trimmed wheel, MEDIA-IN (USB), the system RCD 310 radio / CD radio or CD systems Navigation RNS 315 (navigation function for the RCD 310) and RNS 510 (including a DVD player, 30 GB hard drive, touch screen, the display of traffic signs and SD card slot) and two different preparations of mobile telephony.

The colors and security updates

exterior paints: Golf Cabriolet buyers can choose from nine colors outside of the launch. They start with a flat painting "Pure White" (standard). Subsequently, 7 optional metallic colors: Dark Purple, "" Blue Shark, "" Red Sunset, "Reflex silver", "Tungsten Silver", "United Grey" and "Midnight Blue. "It 'was also a pearl effect paint" Deep Black ", which is of course also a special option.

Seat Cover: 9 seats covers different visual complement to the exterior colors. The standard coating for convertible is "Scout" in "Titanium Black". At the next level, lining seat "Scout / Merlin" option in the colors "Titanium Black" and "Pearl Grey", where the lateral seat supports are in "Merlin" design and surface texture seat "Scout" drugs.

These packs selecting "Design & Style" will automatically receive ergonomic sports seats upholstered in Alcantara / fabric combination ("Catch Up" fabric pattern) and color "Black Titan" tone or "Titan Black / Sunset Red". In this case, the inner surfaces of the lateral supports of the seat are getting the stuff (and "Sunset Red", the seams of the seat are also decorative red).

padding "Vienna" leather leather Cool optional in the "Performance Pack" in the Golf Cabriolet, which includes sport front seats. Leather can be configured in one of four tones "Truffle" "Black," "Ceramic" or "Salsa Red".

sustainable performance is possible

6, direct injection turbo is ideal for a cruise with a convertible. They cover a power range from 77 kW / 105 hp to 155 kW / 210 hp. Also fun is the fuel for fast, efficient transport of high-tech dual-clutch (DSG), which is available with four engines. Gasoline engines (TSI) and two diesel (TDI) will be available for energy-saving BlueMotion technology (regeneration of the battery and start / stop systems.) Illustrating the effectiveness using the new Volkswagen Golf is the fuel Cabriolet 105 hp 1.6 TDI BlueMotion technology: offers a combined fuel consumption of just 4.4 litres/100 km (equal to 117 g / km of CO2).

1.2 TSI of 77 kW / 105 PS

The turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder comply with reductions ITS principle with only 1197 cm3. It offers maximum power with minimum consumption. The Technology package BlueMotion option is available in this version Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. / KW 77 / 105 hp Cabrio accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 11.7 seconds. Top speed is 188 km / h. This contrasts with the fuel economy and emission values, which sets standards for open trucks with gasoline engines: 5.9 l/100 (139 g / km CO2) in the standard version, or 5 , 7 l/100 km and 132 g / km of CO2 BlueMotion technology. The 1.2 TSI outputs its maximum power at 5000 rpm. Its maximum torque of 175 Newton meters available between 1,550 and 4,100 rpm. The 1.2 TSI comes with a manual transmission 6-speed standard.

1.4 TSI 90 kW / 122 PS

The next level of power, the new Golf Cabriolet controls operate effectively 1.4 liter TSI with 90 kW / 122 hp (at 5000 rpm). This engine can be combined with the optional 7-speed kaksoiskytkimellä. Both versions follow this fall. four-cylinder engine develops a maximum torque of 200 Nm between 1500 and 4000 rpm. (All fuel economy and performance data Golf Cabriolet 1.4 TSI with 122 PS values ​​projected in this press release.)

With a combined fuel consumption of 6.4 litres/100 km (equal to 149 g / km of CO2), the turbo engine makes the convertible with a manual transmission for fuel efficient cars in its class power. The TSI of 122 hp can reach a top speed of 197 km / h. This includes the classic Golf Cabriolet 0-100 km / h in 10.5 seconds. Driving performance is the same version DSG, combined fuel consumption is even better than the 6.3 liters per 100 km (147 g / km of CO2).

1.4 TSI with 118 kW / 160 hp

The Twincharger of 118 kW / 160 hp (at 5800 rpm), which is reinforced by both the turbocharger and compressor can also be combined with a 7-speed DSG gearbox. It is also fuel efficient than the small 1.4 TSI. fuel consumption combined with a manual transmission is 6.4 L/100 km (including 150 g / km CO2), and it passes by DSG, fuel consumption is reduced to 6.3 l/100 km (148 g / km CO2). TSI develops a maximum torque of 240 Nm between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. In both versions of transmission, when the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet with this engine 100 kmh in 8.4 seconds and its top speed is 216 km / h.

2.0 TSI 155 kW / 210 hp

The maximum power, the Golf Cabriolet is to drive 155 kW / 210 PS (at 5300 rpm) TSI. In this case, the engine power increases the front wheels through a 6-speed DSG gearbox is standard. And it does so much fuel, even more power: 100 km to the consumes 7.5 liters (equivalent to 175 g / km CO2), which is directly injected with up to 280 Nm (from 1700 rpm min) high torque engine with 16 valves. However, reaching a top speed of 235 km / h. The Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TSI covers the sprint to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. (All information on fuel economy and performance on the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TSI in this press release is expected values, because this version is also in late autumn.)

1.6 TDI 77 kW / 105 hp

TDI input for the program is offered by the pair of 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 77 kW / 105 hp (4400 rpm) and peak of 250 Newton-meters (1500-2500 rpm). Optionally, this version can be equipped with TDI BlueMotion technology (TMO) package (start / stop system and regenerative battery). The combined fuel consumption technology Cabriolet 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Golf is just 4.4 litres/100 km (equal to 117 g / km of CO2). The corresponding values ​​are of 4.8 litres/100 without BMT and 125 g / km of CO2. In each case, the convertible Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDI is more fuel-efficient Volkswagen ever. Both versions reach 100 km / h speed record at 12.1 seconds and top speed is 188 km / h.

2.0 TDI 103 kW / 140 PS

The most powerful TDI common rail of the Golf Cabriolet is an engine of 1968 cm3 four-cylinder with 103 kW / 140 hp (at 4,200 rpm), which is combined with the TDI BlueMotion technology package as standard. Engine to be introduced this fall will be available with 6-speed DSG option.

From a small 1750 RPM, TDI develops 320 Nm of torque (up to 2500 rpm). These key performance requirements for a four-cylinder engine accelerates the VW Golf Cabriolet is 100 km / h in just 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 207 km / h. For maximum speed DSG version is slightly below 205 km / h. As expected, the combined fuel economy of Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI is abnormally low: 4.5 l/100 km with manual transmission, 5.1-liter version of the DSG. CO2 levels are equivalent to 119 g / km and 134 g / km (DSG). (All fuel economy and performance data Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI in this press release is projected values, because this version is also in late autumn.)

BlueMotion Technologies in detail

Stop / Start system: the driver approaches a red light, the Volkswagen Golf Cabrio brakes to a stop, the change in neutral and take your foot off the clutch (DSG, simply press the brake pedal). This causes the motor to momentarily cut off. In the multifunction display the text "start (A) Stop." When the light turns green again, the driver presses the clutch (DSG or just press the brake), and the engine starts, the start button (A) Stop the text is cleared, the driver makes a speed and resumes driving. Essentially, the driver had no need for additional operational steps for a conventional car, saving you even up to 0.2 l/100 km in the city by pressing Stop / Start system.

Contrary to vehicles without the system of Stop / Start technology BlueMotion models have an additional battery information form (to obtain the instantaneous state of the battery), the heavy engine starting, the DC / DC converter (ensures voltage stability of power system the vehicle) and durability of a deep cycle battery with fiberglass mat board.

battery regeneration: regeneration can use the energy expended in the direction that the ideal as possible. During inertia and braking phases of Golf Cabriolet - that is, when the driver releases the accelerator pedal or the brakes - the system increases the voltage of the alternator (generator), and this electricity is used to bulk load the vehicle battery. Thanks to the control of the alternator according to the efficiency of the engine and the battery charged for optimum results, the alternator voltage can be reduced whenever it's convenient - such as when accelerating or permanently to maintain the desired speed. The generator, you can even cut altogether. This relieves the load on the engine, reducing fuel consumption. In addition, the battery - always ideally positions - provides vehicle electrical system with enough power during the engine stop (eg traffic lights).

regeneration of the battery requires special software for energy management and editing software for motor control.

6-speed and 7 speed

Outside of the TSI and TDI 77 kW / 105 hp, all other drivers of the new Golf Cabriolet are combined with a dual-clutch transmission (DSG). It is either a 6-speed DSG or 7-speed, depending on engine torque. Both versions are characterized by DSG maximum economy and the changing dynamics, which has never been done on this scale before. In addition to having a different number of forward gears, a second way of DSG systems vary technically their mating types. While the two dry clutches used in the 7-speed DSG gearbox, dual clutch 6-speed DSG runs wet in a bath of oil. Applies to both transmission: even the most experienced professional drivers are not changed in nearly the speed DSG versions. More than any other automatically, have the gearbox with double clutch the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, therefore. Compared to an automatic torque converter, the efficiencies of fuel to be as much as 20 percent, depending on the engine.

History in the first Gulf cabriolet

Here's something that nobody knows: the first "Generation I" prototype VW Golf Cabriolet - the new Golf Cabriolet - had not fixed roll bars is sufficient reason for a brief historical overview and examine more closely the first prototype. 1970. chaise was created Karmann in Osnabrück. Today, plants owned by Volkswagen. So, like all previous generations, the new Golf Cabriolet again be manufactured in Osnabrück.

Leap back in time: Golf has been a fantastic start in 1974 and 1976 has been extended to model the composition of the GTI, which later became a legendary and revolutionary diesel model. That same year, it became clear that the Golf would be a storm the last bastion of the Beetle - like the convertible version. "As soon as it emerged Golf, Volkswagen Karmann has begun negotiations with some countries developing prototype cabriolet. At the same time, Volkswagen has started the research work," says Anton Konrad, who was director of public relations for Volkswagen that time. Cabriolet is based on a compact? Although part of a four-seater cabriolet was as good as dead in Europe since the year 1960? This was not really a dangerous gamble, but it was a logical step, according to Klaus Bischoff, Director of Planning Volkswagen today: "Only the best cars that stand out are the masses of possible candidates for convertibles.

And that's why I Golf - at that time the most expressive Volkswagen - had the power to breathe new life into the segment. "

In December 1976 the first prototype was created Karmann, is designed for this purpose. White Cabriolet was angled bootlid and the sedan, its cornerstone was famous for the C-pillar crease wrote Giorgio Giugiaro, designer of the first Golf. . Unlike the Beetle Cabriolet, the windshield and the triangular window, even the base model here, finally, the convertible golf had to be sold at an affordable price, "says Rüdiger Folten, member of the Volkswagen design team since 1973 without a roof sure, the prototype A1C. - Codename interior of the car - displayed all the key features of the Golf.

Mechanical design of the top of the stack much more solidly a short rear - but the price is justifiable only prototypes. This is due to a large glass rear window is mounted along the bottom, hinges and simply folds inside when the roof is low. back side windows can be lowered completely, and cut a very fine chrome surround their elbow when it is completely up. Yet all these elements are only half of the Member to the function, which then gave the production model of its nickname: "handle" is the "basket of strawberries" is missing.

So how has hoop make its way into the production model later? Konrad Anton gives the answer: ".. At the time, the safety of vehicles on a leading Volkswagen Our development manager at the time, Professor Ernst Fiala, later became known as" Pope security ", he insisted that the bar is installed and partly with an eye toward future legislation in the United States."

Of course, without stabilizer bar prototype has an interesting secret hidden behind the rear trim panels are strong threaded connections for mounting a cage, since the beginning of the tests were conducted in both versions, and end with a modified version an arc prevailed. When the first models emerged from the assembly line in Osnabruck in June 1979, the convertible looked like it was thrown into a single mold: he had a roof design with smooth yet developed fabric layer 5 lined up, a appeal on its surface good back, and offered a lot of fun with a size of 4 outdoor seating at an affordable price. At the same time, has continued to build Karmann Beetle about 6 months. This is because when the news of his imminent demise was a time, there was a significant increase in orders. "The community Beetle even met in a funeral procession in Wolfsburg," says Anton Konrad.

He sent a hot dog stand at the demonstrators at the place of safety facilities, and invited the spokesperson for the Friends test drive a Beetle in the Volkswagen Golf Cabrio. In a nutshell: "I was surprised at how much more advanced technically, was his beloved Beetle.

The rest is history: the Golf Cabriolet has been a success worldwide, with total sales of 388,522. And when he was replaced by the Golf Cabrio III (1993), discussions on the stabilizer bar has adopted a new tone. The fact is that the "handful" had long since gone from being a nuisance to an aesthetic style - and the open bar prototype-roll remains on the drawing board. Until March 1, 2011. It was then presented the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show - no safety bar automatic deployment modules bearing protection. And if you want, ennobled the prototype of the first prototype VW Golf Cabrio age 35.
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