28 Mar '15, 7pm

2015's Top Ten Tech Cars: Volkswagen Golf

Gasoline Golf models include the brilliant 157-kW (210-hp) GTI. With a 2.0-L direct-injected four that’s a near twin of the Audi A4’s engine, the GTI hustles to 97 km/h in 5.8 seconds and steers like a junior Porsche—but for just US $26,000 to start. GTI and TDI models get a six-speed, dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox, a seven-speed version of which does duty in the roughly $250,000 Lamborghini Huracán. For zero-emission fans, the e-Golf is the handling standout among affordable plug-ins like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Ten percent more aerodynamic than the standard Golf, the $35,445 electric VW gets its go from an 85-kW synchronous electric motor that maxes out at 12,000 rpm, driving the front wheels through a single-speed gearbox. The e-Golf does take about 10 seconds to reach 100 km/h, because it’s weighed down by a 318-kilogram, 24.2-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion b...

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