The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car that has been in production since 1974. Produced by the German company Volkswagen, it was initially designed as a replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle, but has since become the company's best-selling model, with production figures reaching 25 million in 2007.
Available in a range of different engine sizes, the 1.9-litre Turbocharged Direct Injection model is among the most popular Volkswagen Golfs on the market.
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The 1.9-litre TDI model of the Volkswagen Golf is available in varying engine sizes, though the common and most popular variant is the Motion, the three-door hatchback model manufactured in 2004.
Its 1896cc (cubic centimetre) engine is in the front and has a maximum power of 104bhp (brake horse power). Brake horse power is the unit used to measure engine strength.
With top speeds and acceleration rates differing depending on the variant models, the Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI packs an impressive punch beneath its small exterior.
The popular Motion variant has a top speed of approximately 117mph, but the special GT model can reach 134mph and perform 0 to 60mph in 8.3 seconds. This is largely due to it possessing a much more powerful engine at 150bhp.
America's largest automotive vehicle valuation company, Kelley Blue Book, included the Volkswagen Golf TDI among its Top 10 Green Cars of 2010. The clean diesel engine of the TDI makes for a more fuel-economic vehicle that will give more miles to the gallon.
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