2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 7 May 2011 , 10:05:21 byEmil

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is a new generation of open air cities, streets and beaches, offering all the advantages of a Golf, which is considered by most people the most successful car in the world. The soft top opens fully automatically in 9.0 seconds and it can be done while driving up to 30 km/h. Thanks to its practical traits and the sophisticated design, the four-seat Volkswagen is a year-round cabriolet. The new Golf Cabriolet lacks a roll bar and in 2011, the function of the roll bar is performed by a fast rollover protection system that is able to deploy in fractions of a second, ensuring maximum all-round safety. Furthermore, the Golf Cabriolet provides the most spacious interiors in its class with 250 liters of cargo capacity, even if the top is down. This results in an open-top cruising in the Golf Cabriolet with a full load of cargo in the boot. The dimensions of the Golf Cabriolet are 4.25 metres in length, 1.78 metres in width and 1.42 metre in height, giving the car extreme torsional rigidity. The lower roof line together with the swept-back windscreen frame give the Golf Cabriolet a high degree of independence, while an elegant, extended appearance is provided when the soft top is down. The interior is defined by high styling and material quality, resulting in a level of sophistication never seen before and setting the car model apart from many other convertibles in the compact class. All of the Golf Cabriolet's engines power the front wheels.
Any of the 6 turbo direct-injection engines that are offered are ideal for long and short trips throughout the 4 seasons, spanning a power range from 77 kW / 105 PS to 155 kW / 210 PS, while the engine is mated to the fast and fuel-efficient dual clutch transmission (DSG). An innovative multi-link rear suspension is placed at the rear of the Golf Cabriolet, ensuring that the ESP system very seldom needs to be activated.