According to Auto Motor und Sport, Volkswagen will launch a version of the Golf designed to be sporty while keeping fuel consumption low. Nope, no diesel here. VW's Golf GT will sport a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine producing 170hp — with mileage close to that of a TDI (2005 TDI: 38 mpg city / 46 mpg highway). According to The German Car Blog, it also has a kompressor (that's a supercharger), likely to offset turbo lag (zowie). No word on whether this GT, built for Europe, natch, will be offered with 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.
VW Golf GT: Premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show [The German Car Blog]
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