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VW Brings 4MOTION To Mark VI Golf

Tuesday December 23rd, 2008 at 6:1212 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Volkswagen GolfWell hallelujah and it’s about frickin’ time. VW, in their infinite wisdom, has finally put their 4Motion all wheel drive setup into their current gen Golf (that would be the sixth generation).

The 4Motion, essentially a VW’s equivalent to (parent? sister?, geez, it can be like Chinatown when it comes to VW, Porsche & Audi, huh?) Audi’s Quattro system, delivering power, as needed, to all four wheels. Makes for great driving when things get slippery, muddy, gravelly, and/or borderline rally stage-like. You know, sort of like it is now for 80% of the Northern Hemisphere (i.e. winter).

This is the third iteration of the 4mo system, so you’d think that all the kinks would be worked out (good for the repair budget), and really, it’s about time the latest Golf had this available. I’ve got nothing against Subaru’s & Mistubishi’s fine AWD systems, but the more the merrier. Besides, having it in a hatchback platform plays to my Group B desires.

The downside?

“… VW is yet to reveal any details about North American availability.”

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Don’t do this VW! Remember when it took you half-way to forever to get the R32 here in the states, and by the time it was here, it was 6 grand more than either a WRX or an Evo?

And slower?

Don’t do that. Bring it in now, and bring it in for a reasonable price.

Source: MotorAuthority





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