The Golf MK7 is available with two petrol and two diesel engines, offering superb performance whilst maintaining outstanding efficiency. The 1.2 petrol engine is the lightest option, featuring 85PS and 57.6mpg with 113 g/km. The 1.4 TSI 140PS unit is the most fun, with punchy performance and torque providing an amazing 58.9 mpg with 112 g/km with the inclusion of Stop/Start and Active Cylinder Technology. The Diesel line-up features a 2.0 TDI with 68.9 mpg and 106 g/km and a 1.6TDI with high torque on demand, yet a fantastic 74.3 mpg and 99 g/km.
A DSG gearbox is also an option, increasing fuel efficiency with lightning quick road reactions and gear changes. A new feature for the Golf is a driver profile selection, allowing the driver to choose from five different modes – eco, sport, normal, comfort and individual. Each mode alters the throttle mapping and engine management as well as other parameters such as suspension and handling to provide an adaptable drive.