Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI (gen 6)

Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 diesel description

Hatchback Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI has been produced from November, 2008 to January, 2012. It has four-cylinder diesel engine with displacement of 2.0 litres, which produces power of 140 horsepower on 4200 rpm and torque 320 Nm (Newton metres) on 1750 revolutions per minute.

This 4-cylinder 16-valve engine camshaft is driven by belt. Engine has Common Rail fuel system, it has no turbine. Engine versions compliant with Euro 4 and Euro 5 emission standards available. Approximate engine life expectancy (mileage until serious repairs are required) for this engine is between 250 000 and 420 000 kilometres. It is important to remember that engine life is highly dependent on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
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The engine is very durable and can last a long time with proper maintenance, and is also quite  ...  This Volkswagen Golf 2.0 engine oil type is 5W-30, 5W-40 and oil capacity is 4.7 litres.

Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI has front wheel drive (FWD) and manual gearbox with 6 gears.
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 9.3 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 209 km/h.

In combined cycle (city and motorway), the Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI fuel consumption is 4.9 litres per 100km (20.4 km/l) - this is the most economical Volkswagen Golf 2008 - 2012 version, fuel consumption in city - 6.4 l/100km, fuel consumption on highway - 4 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 55 litres, which means you'll be able to drive up to 1120 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 1360 kilometers on highway.
According to user reviews, this Volkswagen (VW) real everyday fuel consumption is 5.8 litres per 100 km, which is 18% more than the manufacturer's stated. More - Real Volkswagen Golf fuel consumption.

Volkswagen Golf safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Golf has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Golf is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Golf got three stars.

With the same engine there are also two other Volkswagen Golf versions - with automatic gearbox (Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI AT), and with four wheel (4x4) drive and manual gearbox (Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 4Motion MT 4x4) available:
  • Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI AT manufacturer's fuel consumption is higher by 0.5 litres per 100 km or 10 % - 5.4 litres per 100 km, whereas users reported real fuel consumption is higher by 0.5 litres per 100 km or 9 % - 6.3 litres per 100 km
  • Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 4Motion MT 4x4 manufacturer's fuel consumption is higher by 0.6 litres per 100 km or 12 % - 5.5 litres per 100 km, whereas users reported real fuel consumption is similar - 5.8 litres per 100 km

Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI technical data

Model: Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI
Body style: Hatchback
Production period: 2008. November ... 2012. January 
Engine: 1968 cm3 Diesel, 4 cylinders CO2 emissions: 129 g/km
Power: 140 HP ON 4200 RPM Torque: 320 NM ON 1750 RPM
Gearbox: Manual gearbox (6 gears) Drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)
Top speed: 209 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.3 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.9 (combined) 6.4 (urban) 4.0 (highway)
Real fuel consumption: 5.8 l/100km (40.6 MPG) by user reviews from various sources
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres (14.5 gallons)
Car dimensions: 4.20m (length) 1.79m (width) 1.48m (height)
Turning diameter: 11 meters
Trunk capacity: 350 litres
Gross weight: 1910 kg

Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI engine CBAB

Engine reliability and common problems:

The engine is very durable and can last a long time with proper maintenance, and is also quite economical for its power. There may be some problems with the turbine geometry. It is important to use good quality diesel fuel with this engine, otherwise the nozzles will need repair.
Overall, this engine can last around 250,000 to 420,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.
Engine displacement 1968 cm3
Number of cylinders 4
Bore (cylinder diameter) 81 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 95.5 mm
Compression ratio 16.5 : 1
Camshaft drive Timing belt

Timing belt engines are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain engines, but belt usually needs to be replaced more often and the risk of breakage is higher.

Fuel system Common Rail

Common rail fuel injection provides more engine power, is quieter, more environmentally friendly and offers better fuel economy, but is more expensive to maintain and repair.

Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI oil type 5W-30, 5W-40
Oil capacity 4.7 litres (5 quarts)
Power 140 HP ON 4200 RPM
Torque 320 NM ON 1750 RPM
Start of production (year) 2007
Duration of production 8 years

Often in the first years of production, engines tend to have various constructive problems, so it is recommended to choose a car with this engine from 2010 onwards.

Engine also used on Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Sharan Audi A3 and 10 other models

Generally, the use of an engine in several models and its long production run is an indication of the quality of the engine and the success of its design.

All Volkswagen Golf hatchback [2008 - 2012] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 16V 1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 6 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 160 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 160 HP 6 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.6 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.6 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2009 2.0 GTI Apr 2009 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 210 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2009 2.0 GTI Apr 2009 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 210 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 2.0 Diesel 110 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 2.0 Diesel 110 HP 5.3 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 4Motion 4x4 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Golf 2008 reviews
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