Posted By RichC on December 16, 2008
Volkswagen announced the availability of its 4Motion all-wheel-drive system for the Golf TDI in Europe … but not in North America, of course. The drivetrain is exclusive to TDI models utilizing the manual-transmission variant of the 2.0L TDI clean diesel engine. The fuel efficiently is down about 8 mpg from the FWD only model, but still an impressive 43 mpg. The top speed is said to be 128 mph with a torque of 236 lb-ft at 1750 rpm. It would be nice to have this option in the U.S., although the translated price of €26,500 would be well over $30,000 at today’s exchange rates.