Volkswagen Golf 2017 review
The Golf 7.5, as the name implies, is a substantial mid-life upgrade of the current model. To raise the stakes, and sales (they hope), VW has injected new life into its marquee small-car player.
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The entry-level, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol 118i ($39,990) is offered as standard with a ‘Sport Line’ package, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, the iDrive6 multimedia system, digital radio, sat nav with live traffic, climate control air, a reversing camera, a sports steering wheel, (cloth) front sports seats and rain-sensing wipers.
The 118i’s 1.5-litre turbo-petrol triple produces a respectable 100kW at 4400rpm, with maximum torque of 220Nm spread across a broad plateau from just 1250-4300rpm. An eight-speed auto transmission pushes drive to the rear wheels only.
|120i Sportline||2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO||$25,400 – 33,660||2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 120i Sportline Pricing and Specs|
|118i Urbanline||1.5L, PULP, 6 SP MAN||$22,700 – 30,800||2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 118i Urbanline Pricing and Specs|
|M140I||3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO||$39,600 – 50,710||2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 M140I Pricing and Specs|
|118i M-Sport||1.5L, PULP, 6 SP MAN||$23,600 – 32,010||2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 118i M-Sport Pricing and Specs|