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Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Tdi Bluemotion Tech Se 2Dr Diesel Cabriolet

Overview:

Mileage: 11,944
Trans: Manual
Body: Cabriolet
Year: 15/15
Colour: Black
Fuel Type: Diesel

Quote Reference Number: 0N1-505570

OUR PRICE: £13,950

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Rain sensor
Electric windows
Green tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear windscreen
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Brakes
ABS
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
ESP with EDL + ASR
Hill hold function
Communication
Bluetooth Telephone preparation
Driver Aids
Cruise control
PAS - speed related
Driver Information
Multifunction computer - Highline
Rev counter
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Exterior temperature gauge
Trip and service interval display
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Embellishment Trims
Matt chrome decorative inserts in dash
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
USB/iPod connection
Exterior Body Features
Wind deflector
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Fully automatic electrically operated hood
Exterior Lights
Dusk sensor + auto driving lights
Daytime running lights
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Range adjustable headlights
High beam assist
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Dust/pollen filter
Interior Features
Chrome-plated electric window button surround
Coat hooks
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Storage compartments in doors
Front cupholders x 2
12V Accessory socket
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
12V socket in luggage compartment
Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
White adjustable panel illumination
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air vents
Interior Lights
Front reading lights
Luggage compartment lighting
Front footwell illumination
Courtesy light delay
Safety
Tyre pressure warning
2 rear seatbelts
Door open warning reflectors
Front side airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
Drivers knee airbag
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Seats
50/50 split folding rear seat backrest
2 rear head restraints
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Security
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with interior protection
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Vanity Mirrors
Vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
17" Porto alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel bolts
Wheels - Spare
Steel space saver spare wheel

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Ten Second Review

Is there space in Volkswagen's range for a soft top Golf when the successful Eos convertible that's based on the same chassis already exists? Volkswagen certainly thinks so and it's hard not to warm to the latest in a long line of open top Golf models. Available with a choice of six engines, the 1.6 diesel takes care of the eco expectations with some aplomb.

Background

Well, did you miss it? The launch material for the latest Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet mentions that this is the first soft top Golf on sale since the Mark 4 and if you lost track of the numbers, we're now on iteration six. I'm guessing that you probably didn't and that's largely because Volkswagen already offers an excellent four-seat convertible built on modern Golf mechanicals called the Eos. Clearly the boffins at Wolfsburg have identified a latent need that the Eos isn't satisfying. A need for a simpler, less complex car without the Eos' folding hard top roof. Most of us figured that the folding hard top roof was the way forward for cars in this class but Volkswagen seems intent on turning back the clock and sticking with tradition for the Golf by retaining the fabric roof, doubtless spurred on by the big success Audi has enjoyed with its soft top A3 Cabriolet.

Driving Experience

A fact that Volkswagen rather kept under its hat with the last Golf Cabriolet is that it was actually a facelifted Mark 3 rather than an actual Mark 4 which means its underpinnings were that of a 1994 car. Therefore, the step forward to a current Golf Cabriolet is massive and, at first, slightly befuddling. This is genuinely based on the current Mark 6 underpinnings which means multi-link suspension front and rear and body rigidity that's from another dimension. This comes courtesy of a reinforced window frame and structural modifications to the underbody, side panels, cross-members and doors the rigidity benefits of which are manifested in improved safety, comfort and refinement. The engine line up numbers no fewer than six, three of which are available right off the bat with a further three arriving in dealers a few months later. The most economical engine in the range, the 1.6-litre TDI diesel tested here, develops 105PS supported by a generous 184lb ft of torque - good enough for a 0-62mph time of 12.2s and 117mph top speed.

Design and Build

Volkswagen attempts to distance the Golf from the Eos by stating that it's 208mm shorter and while this is true, a closer look at the cars shows that, as expected, both ride on the same wheelbase and it's the bigger rear end of the Eos (designed to accommodate the folding tin top) that accounts for much of the difference in length. By contrast, the tail end of the Golf is almost shockingly pert, with the result that with the fabric roof stowed, there's a mere 250 litres of luggage space available. Some recompense comes with the 93 million miles of headroom on offer. Build quality seems up to the usual Volkswagen standard which means soft touch materials, classy metal trim inserts, ambient mood lighting and silicon damped everything. The soft top features an additional exterior skin, as well as snug window and door seals. There's a heated rear windscreen and a very clever feature when the roof is stowed. The upper side of the leading edge (the segment that directly mates to the windscreen frame) covers the entire top surface of the roof storage box, eliminating the need for a tonneau cover. This means that the roof can swing into position in only 9.5 seconds and it can operate at speeds of up to 18mph.

Market and Model

The Golf Cabriolet is offered in the UK with a choice of trim levels - S, SE and GT - and all enjoy a typically healthy dose of standard kit. Although it's a little early for a definitive specification sheet, Volkswagen is mentioning 16-inch alloy wheels, that fully automatic electro-hydraulically operated soft top, DAB radio and Bluetooth. As customers would expect from any car in the Golf family, the Cabriolet will be equipped with some serious safety equipment. This includes an active roll-over protection system, ABS, ESP, airbags all round and a driver's knee airbag. The value proposition we're unable to comment upon until Volkswagen releases some pricing but it needs to allow quite some headroom between itself and the Eos if customers aren't to be seduced by the hard top car.

Cost of Ownership

Engine of the Year award ceremonies have become a little boring of late. It used to be the case that the spoils were shared around but it seems that the Volkswagen Audi Group has a stranglehold on this sort of thing and looking at the sort of power to efficiency figures many of its current engines can manage, it's perhaps no great surprise. The engines in the Golf Cabriolet are no exceptions, and the 1.6-litre TDI unit shows why, returning 64.2mpg on the combined cycled while emitting just 117g/km. The Golf Cabriolet has always been well regarded by the used market and given that it's been a while since used buyers have been able to get their hands on a nearly new softy top Golf, it's a bombproof bet that residual values are going to stand up very well.

Rain sensor, ABS, Bluetooth Telephone preparation, Cruise control, Multifunction computer - Highline, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Matt chrome decorative inserts in dash, Diesel particulate filter, USB/iPod connection...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)12.1
Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed117

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO2 (g/km)117 (g/km)
Noise Level dB(A)70
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)64.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9
EC Urban (mpg)54.3

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