VW Golf 7 is 100kg lighter thanks to MQB platform image

The German based automaker Volkswagen will save around 100 kg from the total weight of the future Golf generation thanks to the use of the new MQB platform.

The car manufacturer might try to keep the Volkswagen Golf 7 into the shadows for the moment but according to the guys at Europe Auto News we know that the seventh generation of the popular German hatchback will drop as much as 100 kg (220 pounds) from its weight thanks to the new MQB modular platform. Besides the weight loss, rumors are saying that the fuel consumption will be improved by up to 26 percent in the upcoming Golf.

The first details on the Volkswagen Golf 7 are saying that the model will get the 1.2 TSI and the 1.4 TSI with Active Cylinder Management system, along with the 1.6 TDI and the 2.0 TDI diesel, which will make their way under the hood of the model. A top of the line 2.0 TSI in two output levels, for the GTI and for the R, will also be released. The future generation of the Volkswagen Golf will be officially presented to the public on the 4th of September in Berlin and at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in the same month.