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      08-26-2012 10:00 PM #1
      Volkswagen just held a small press event in Wolfsburg last week where they gave a thorough technical briefing on the Golf 7. We still have to wait till September 4th to see the final design, but this is a nice breakdown of things we can expect to see under the skin.

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      08-26-2012 10:59 PM #2
      Good stuff.
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    3. 08-26-2012 11:25 PM #3
      really looking forward to this. im glad that VW is really upping their game to compete.

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      08-26-2012 11:30 PM #4
      I'm glad to see an inch added to the car. The spy photos look great btw.

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      08-26-2012 11:31 PM #5
      Next week!
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      08-27-2012 12:17 AM #6
      That's not it. Sorry.

    7. 08-27-2012 12:47 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      That's not it. Sorry.
      how does it look Jamie? Is it a warmed over MKVI?

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      08-27-2012 12:49 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      im glad that VW is really upping their game to compete.
      The Golf has always been the leader in the segment.

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      08-27-2012 02:30 AM #9
      It's going to look more like this

    10. 08-27-2012 08:02 AM #10
      A lot of impressive features. I just hope that all those new electronic components are reliable. I wonder how many of them will be optional.

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      08-27-2012 09:03 AM #12
      Is it September 4th yet?!?!?!?!?!?!

      I am eagerly waiting for the pics.

      I also love the rumor that the Golf R may be sold throughout most of the MK7 lifecycle.

      Quote Originally Posted by tclky View Post
      A lot of impressive features. I just hope that all those new electronic components are reliable. I wonder how many of them will be optional.
      If you are in the US you wont have to worry.

      I suspect we wont be getting many of them.

      Besides the old electrical gremlin old VW stereotype is not really true anymore... its 2012 not 1998.
      Last edited by XM_Rocks; 08-27-2012 at 09:05 AM.

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      08-27-2012 09:55 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      That's not it. Sorry.
      Thank God.

      Quote Originally Posted by merog View Post
      It's going to look more like this
      ...now we're talking.

      Thanks for the head's up, Jamie! Some very cool features are being introduced, from what I can see. Fingers crossed for a GTD and/or an even more impressive R.
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    14. 08-27-2012 09:59 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by XM_Rocks View Post
      ....


      If you are in the US you wont have to worry.

      I suspect we wont be getting many of them.

      Besides the old electrical gremlin old VW stereotype is not really true anymore... its 2012 not 1998.
      That's good to hear. What worried me the most was the number of things that can trigger the car to automatically brake. I like being in control of the car rather than the other way around.

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      08-27-2012 11:00 AM #15
      I'm curious about what the Golf VII will mean for the Jetta VI. I assume that the Jetta will borrow the new engines and radios at the same time that the Golf arrives--2014. But I wonder what (if any) of the new Golf's other gear will transfer?

      Btw... I will be very disappointed if the Golf VII's stereo is "sandwiched" between the center air vents as was shown in the picture of the Skoda. VW is more than a decade late to the styling trend. It's too late to change their decision, but I'm just hoping that VW didn't go that route. I'm betting that they did though

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      08-27-2012 12:45 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post
      I'm curious about what the Golf VII will mean for the Jetta VI. I assume that the Jetta will borrow the new engines and radios at the same time that the Golf arrives--2014. But I wonder what (if any) of the new Golf's other gear will transfer?
      So it depends...

      *IF* the Golf 7 is built in Mexico as rumors suggest, that means VW is making a big investment in getting MQB component architecture into North America. Logically that means everything will eventually move to MQB including Jetta and Beetle. When that happens though, remains to be seen. We already know that new engine factory in Mexico is going to produce a new 1.8TFSI and the new 2.0TFSI (both have numerous new changes including a liquid cooled exhaust manifold built into the head for example). I would expect the 2.5 inline-5 to go away as the base engine and the 1.8TFSI to replace it across the board. I would also expect the newer 2.0TFSI built in Mexico to go into the Jetta and Beetle.

      Lot of things can happen and things change all the time, so we'll have to see.

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      08-27-2012 01:20 PM #17
      Is there even room for Golf production at Puebla? The plant was expanded just last year and it's already at maximum capacity. So I don't see how they can add the Golf without further expansion or a new site - and takes more than a year or two to complete.

    18. 08-27-2012 01:27 PM #18
      37 mpg in the new golf is good. Bodes well for the gti mpg. However, I am praying that they are not building the new gti in Mexico.

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      08-27-2012 02:32 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Hajduk View Post
      Is there even room for Golf production at Puebla? The plant was expanded just last year and it's already at maximum capacity. So I don't see how they can add the Golf without further expansion or a new site - and takes more than a year or two to complete.
      There is room for expansion both in the facility and on existing property. VW owns a healthy chunk of property down there.

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    20. 08-27-2012 03:50 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by zigster38 View Post
      37 mpg in the new golf is good. Bodes well for the gti mpg. However, I am praying that they are not building the new gti in Mexico.
      My wife's Mexican 05.5 Jetta has held up WAY better than my German 06 GTI.

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      08-27-2012 04:12 PM #21
      Will there be MQB production in Brazil?
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      08-27-2012 07:06 PM #22
      the beetle and beetle r do have somewhat odd timing relative to the MQB and golf 7. I wonder what this all means for them..

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      08-27-2012 08:40 PM #23
      62 MPG! That is 22 mpg more than I am getting with my 02 TDI Beetle!

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      08-27-2012 11:44 PM #24
      From the article -

      The base 1.4lTSI engine gets 49 mpg and the base diesel achieves 62 mpg
      I think this is European cycle testing and when I go to the UK site the current base diesel gets 62.8 combined. 2.0 TDI gets 58.9 combined. Testing is different

      http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/#/new/go...ines/overview/

      I might be missing something.

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      08-28-2012 03:12 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by dmorrow View Post
      From the article -



      I think this is European cycle testing and when I go to the UK site the current base diesel gets 62.8 combined. 2.0 TDI gets 58.9 combined. Testing is different

      http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/#/new/go...ines/overview/

      I might be missing something.
      Yes and yes. Yes, the Euro cycle is more optimistic - typically, Euro combined is about EPA highway. And yes, you did miss that VW has finally changed to US mpg in their publications - while the UK still uses Imperial gallons (~20% bigger).
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    26. 08-28-2012 11:12 AM #26
      I pulled just the mk7 outline from that image in case anyone is curious:

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      08-28-2012 11:59 AM #27
      I am less excited about the safety features like the brake assist and more excited that they are finally bringing back the angled dash. One of the features I love in my wife's and my MKIVs is the angle of the dash. It disappointed me to see it gone in the 5 and 6. It might seem silly to focus on that but it makes a difference after having driven so many.

      I just hope more of the features outlined for the Euro market make their way to the US. I am always disappointed by what we lose. Here is hoping VW realizes we like many of the same things.

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      08-28-2012 12:09 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by papaskot View Post
      I pulled just the mk7 outline from that image in case anyone is curious:
      Has VW gone Minimalist? Its so white and contoured

    29. 08-28-2012 04:47 PM #29
      the article also mentions less front overhang, and 2 inches lower which the info-graphic does not reflect. it shows -1 inch in hight, but the front wheel to front of bumper is pretty much the same between mk6/7

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      08-28-2012 05:55 PM #30
      Did I miss it or have prices been omitted thus far? I was planning on running the mk3 till oh say 200 220k. But the mileage on this thing (and having a new car) is very tempting.

    31. 08-28-2012 09:05 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by CheapSk8 View Post
      I am less excited about the safety features like the brake assist and more excited that they are finally bringing back the angled dash. One of the features I love in my wife's and my MKIVs is the angle of the dash. It disappointed me to see it gone in the 5 and 6. It might seem silly to focus on that but it makes a difference after having driven so many.

      I just hope more of the features outlined for the Euro market make their way to the US. I am always disappointed by what we lose. Here is hoping VW realizes we like many of the same things.

      By angled dash do you mean the center part facing slightly towards the driver?

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      08-28-2012 10:16 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by papaskot View Post
      the article also mentions less front overhang, and 2 inches lower which the info-graphic does not reflect. it shows -1 inch in hight, but the front wheel to front of bumper is pretty much the same between mk6/7
      Overhangs are pretty much identical. Wheelbase is up 2.2 inches, overall height is up 2.3 inches.

    33. 08-28-2012 11:43 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      There is room for expansion both in the facility and on existing property. VW owns a healthy chunk of property down there.

      -jamie
      Hmm, based on this info the decision on whether to do the MK7 in Mexico would have had to be made already if it is a capacity problem, you cant just expand the facility onto new property overnight. Maybe it is a matter of dealing with the Union in Germany, I feel that it is the latter. Nevertheless, nice MK7 info.
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      08-29-2012 03:38 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Mange3586 View Post
      Did I miss it or have prices been omitted thus far? I was planning on running the mk3 till oh say 200 220k. But the mileage on this thing (and having a new car) is very tempting.
      Prices, at least for Germany, will be released on the 4th, I think. It has been intimated that they may be lower than the predecessor model.

    35. 08-29-2012 08:38 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by tomh009 View Post
      ...overall height is up 2.3 inches.
      erm, no. Both article and silhouette comparison show a shorter car.

      Quote Originally Posted by Article
      ...overall length is up 2.2 inches with a marginally smaller front overhang. Overall height is 1.1 inches lower. The front wheels are 1.7 inches further forward giving the car overall sportier proportions
      although i did seemingly skip over the word 'marginally' when reading of smaller overhang.

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