VOLKSWAGEN AUSTRALIA has announced a new addition to the Australian Golf line-up, in the form of the entry-level diesel-powered 77TDI - the most affordable diesel Golf available.
Powered by a 1.6 litre TDI diesel engine, the five-speed manual 77TDI boasts a claimed fuel economy of just 4.9 l/100km (4.3 l/100km for highway driving), making it one of the most efficient cars available in Australia and giving it a potential range of over 1100km on one tank.
The engine used in the 77TDI was first unveiled at the Vienna Engine Symposium earlier this year.
Sharing the same technology as the larger 2.0 litre 103TDI, the entry-level 77TDI produces 77kW at 4400rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1500 and 2500rpm.
The 2009 Volkswagen Golf 77TDI is available with either a five-speed manual transmission or Volkswagen's seven-speed DSG transmission.
The Golf 77TDI starts at $28,690 for the five-speed manual, and $31,190 for the seven-speed DSG variant.
Note: Prices are Manufacturer's List Price.