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Volkswagen's Golf GTE is much faster than it should be

By Faiming_low on 20 Jan 2015

Attached Image Touted as a greener alternative to the GTI and GTD, the Volkswagen Golf GTE was never expected to be the fast. But it seems like it is the fastest among its siblings.

Attached Image According to Automann-TV, they managed to clock the GTE's century sprint in 6.3 seconds which is much faster than what Volkswagen claims it can do (7.6 seconds). In fact, it is faster than both the GTI (6.5 seconds for our local 217bhp version) and GTD (7.5 seconds).
 
Powered by a 150bhp 1.4TSI engine and paired with a 101bhp electric motor, the official output for the GTE is 204bhp and 350Nm of torque. Considering it is a couple of horses down and more than 100kg heavier than a GTI, we think Volkswagen might have under declared the GTE's real power output!
 


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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Watwheels Jan 21 2015 08:45 AM

Perhaps VW average the results when the batts are fully charged, half-charged and almost flat. When it comes to consistency the hybrid will loose out due to the batteries charge.

Turboflat4 Jan 21 2015 09:47 AM

Perhaps VW average the results when the batts are fully charged, half-charged and almost flat. When it comes to consistency the hybrid will loose out due to the batteries charge.


And I'm sure petrol cars never have their century sprint timings fudged by the level of filling of the petrol tank before the run. I'll bet most of the advertised "fast" runs were obtained on fumes.

Electric motors develop instant max torque. It's no surprise that electric cars/hybrids dominate at the low-end.
Ragingbull Jan 22 2015 02:48 PM

instant max torque is what i like about hybrid sports car :-)

Ake109 Jan 22 2015 06:54 PM

They need to line them all up together and take a video.

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