Volkswagen has announced a series of updates to the Golf Cabriolet.

Volkswagen has announced a series of updates to the Golf Cabriolet.

First and foremost, the model features an assortment of new EU6 engines.  The TSI units include:

  • A turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder with 105 PS (77 kW) and 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) of torque
  • A turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 125 PS (92 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque
  • A turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 150 PS (110 kW)

The Golf GTI Cabriolet also gains 10 PS (7 kW) to bring its total output to 220 PS (162 kW).  Thanks to the extra oomph, the model accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds which is an improvement of 0.4 seconds.  Furthermore, fuel consumption is reduced to 6.5 L/100km.

On the diesel side, there's two 2.0-liter TDI engines with outputs of 110 PS (81 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque as well as 150 PS (110 kW) and 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) of torque. The latter engine has 10 PS (7 kW) and 20 Nm (14 lb-ft)  more than its predecessor and enables the Cabrio to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and return 4.6 L/100km.

Besides the upgraded engines, the convertible gains the "latest generation" of radio and navigation systems.

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gains new engines & updated technology