The internal combustion engine was completely turned off for 3 minutes, 51 seconds. During the test, the vehicle completed 33 kilometers and was moving with the engine switched off for 9 minutes and 45 seconds, or 24% of the time.
Presentation of the compact hatchback Volkswagen Golf 8 generation was without a doubt one of the most exciting this year, given the huge popularity of this model around the world. One of the new chips model is the ability to drive with a fully disabled by an internal combustion engine, thus saving precious fuel.
We are talking about the version of the Volkswagen Golf 1.5 eTSI with “robot” DSG.
The internal combustion engine was switched off for 3 minutes and 51 seconds not be involved at all during this interval, the real test, which ended up being Golf consume an average of only 4.4 liters per 100 km During the test, the vehicle completed 33 kilometers and was moving with the engine switched off for 9 minutes and 45 seconds, or 24% of the time.
Some see this technology as another “nail in the coffin” of the diesel engine, as advances in gasoline engines, making them almost as efficient as the mighty TDI (diesel) that was once very popular. Add to this the growing number of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, it is unlikely that the diesel engine will regain the popularity that it once had.
Keep in mind that only equipped with “robot” DSG versions of the Golf hatchback is the function of shutdown of the main engine. According to the official assurances of the representatives of VW, the 1.0-and 1.5-liter engines eTSI – available with a capacity of 109, 129, and 148 horsepower – reduce fuel consumption by about 10% compared with their predecessors through the use of so-called mild hybrid, and the disconnection of the main internal combustion engine.