America needs a sophisticated hot rod Lincoln, Bill, a truly handsome Town Car with an independent rear suspension and a torquey
The economical and torquey
1.4 i-VTEC powertrain returns CO2 emissions of 131g/km in Sport guise and combined cycle fuel economy of 51.4mpg.
engines you don't have to row around with the gear lever.
With 1.4-litre turbo petrols in 90TSI or 103TSI guise, or a very torquey
2.0-litre turbo diesel 110TDI, the wagon's engine range is a replica of the hatch's.
There are two diesel engines available - a 1.6-litre TDI with 105ps and a torquey
2.0-litre 140ps TDI - plus five petrol engines, from the smooth and frugal 1.2-litre 105ps TSI, via the 1.4-litre 122ps and 160ps TSI petrols to the exuberant 2.0-litre 210ps TSI Golf GTI Cabriolet and the powerful 2.0-litre 265ps TSI Golf R Cabriolet.
"Our AS7 is powerful, torquey
, but also easily controllable", says Hans-JE-rgen Abt.
Even with four hefty adults on board I found this torquey
little diesel pulled remarkably well and I never once found it lacking.
We love it for its styling pizzazz, for its torquey
turbodiesel verve, and for the smile it plasters across your face when you drive it.'
, this 16-valver houses some 165bhp and, paired with the slick Lineartronic automatic transmission, here is truly a smooth operator.
Combined with a six-speed box, the torquey
engine doesn't sound as though it's going to need to be revved right up to maintain momentum.
In addition, the torquey
156bhp engine impressed with its pulling power, posting marginally over eight seconds for the 0-62mph dash, 133mph top speed where allowable and 54.3mpg for the extra urban sector.
Despite its size it's not lacking when it comes to performance and will hit 62 mph in nine seconds, has a top speed of 100 miles per hour and is impressively torquey