2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 12:36
"Volkswagen Golf 5" was presented in autumn 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car was created on the latest universal platform, which also became the basis of the second generation Audi A3. In addition to the basic platform, the new "Golf 5" has received some additions. It features an efficient multi-link rear suspension and a ruggedized body with nearly 80% more stiffness.
New dimensions of the fifth generation Golf model. Features
"Golf 5" is not much different from previous Golf models, however, when developing the fifth generation machine, its dimensions were increased: the body lengthened by 57 millimeters, its estimated length was now 4204 mm. In width, the car added 24 millimeters, up to a value of 1759 mm, and the roof rose by 39 millimeters - the height of the car, thus, was 1483 mm. Thanks toan increase in external dimensions, the interior space of the car has also expanded. Passengers sitting at the back have become more spacious due to the transformation of the cabin: the footwell has lengthened by 65 millimeters, and the ceiling has risen by 24 mm. Among other things, the volume of the luggage compartment has grown to 347 liters.
The exterior characteristics of the Golf 5 car, the photo of which is presented in the article, are made up of several dominant criteria: the main one, which determines the overall design style of the car, is the waist line that runs along the lower edge of the side windows and rises to the rear pillars body. The angle of inclination of the belt line coincides with the angle of inclination of the roof line, in a mirror image. There is an effect of uniform convergence of two horizontal lines of the body, upper and lower, which give the impression of swiftness.
Redesigned front end
The front of the car has been contoured to meet high aerodynamic performance, and along with this, the design of the front of the car has been significantly updated. The model received modern optics, the headlights are composed of two halogens located above the horizontal turn signals, and the shape of the block headlight is slightly beveled towards the center, which gives the appearance of the car a little aggressiveness. The front fenders wrap around the top edge of the headlamp with a slight overlap, creating a kind of "eye socket" that the front fender and bonnet edge together form.
Car interiorfurnished in the spirit of German traditions - nothing superfluous, only functional devices. But ergonomics are presented in the cabin at the highest level, from seat cushions to comfortable headrests. The configuration of the front seats has been completely updated, all seats have turned into high-tech semi-automatic devices, focused on achieving maximum comfort for the driver and passengers. The Volkswagen Golf 5 was the first car to feature front seats with adjustable lumbar support modules, with the support adjusted by a four-position electric drive controlled by two buttons. Both the driver and the passenger sitting next to him can get comfortable by turning on the soft back support.
Advanced download options
Ergonomic developments in the cabin of the "Golf 5" model do not end there, for passengers seated in the back seat, amenities are also created with the latest technology. The lower part of the sofa can be transformed, and the backs of the rear seats have the ability to tilt in the range of about 120 degrees, and they can be tilted all at the same time or each separately. The cabin also provides the option of loading long luggage and individual items, such as ski equipment. For stacking particularly long loads, it is enough to tilt the back of the front passenger seat forward, thereby creating a perfectly flat area, then unfold part of the rear seat and its back. ATthe result is a comfortable surface on which you can put skis or other things up to three meters long.
Devices and new control technologies
The center console with instruments and controls is raised eight centimeters for greater ease of reading instrument readings and making adjustments. All the buttons for operating the audio system, navigation sensors and remote non-contact control of ventilation and air conditioning are also located here. The localization of buttons, keys and toggle switches is subject to a single rational layout, in full accordance with German technological traditions.
Power plant and its options
The power plant of the car "Golf 5" is multivariate. The car is equipped with two diesel engines to choose from: a two-liter engine with a capacity of 140 liters. With. or a diesel unit with a volume of 1.9 liters and a capacity of 105 liters. s.
The range of gasoline engines includes eight engines of different volume and power. The most common gasoline engine is a four-cylinder in-line, 1.4 liter, 75 hp. s.
Then followed by:
- Volume 1.6 liters/capacity 102 liters. s.
- Volume 1.6 liters / power 115 liters. s.
- TSI unit, volume 1.4 liters / power 122 liters. s.
- TSI, volume 1.4 liters / power 140 liters. s.
- TSI, volume 1.4 liters / power 170 hp s.
- FSI unit, volume 2.0/power 150 hp s.
- FSI, volume 2.0/capacity 200 hp s.
Vehicle equipment, options
The Golf 5 is available in three trim levels: Trendline, Sportline and Comfortline. The difference is only in the aesthetic level of trim, there are no technical advantages to either option. All three kits include 6 airbags, ABS-brake assist, and ESP. The manufacturer maintains the level of passive safety of the machine at a fairly high level. Some cars coming off the assembly line are crash tested. This is done selectively. As a result of testing, the number of airbags has been increased from four to six.
The car "Golf 5", the price of which varies from 450 to 700 thousand rubles (depending on mileage and year of manufacture) can be purchased at car dealerships in almost any city in Russia. Buyers who have already purchased this car note the reliability of the design and a good level of comfort. Positive customer reviews are the best proof of the car's high reputation.
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