Volkswagen has announced the latest 2011 Transporter Sportline, which offers great versatility at decent price. It is available on both panel van and kombi models, in both short- and long-wheelbase. The entry-level version is priced at £28 220.

All models come with superb 2.0 litre Bi-turbo TDI engine delivering 180PS. The power unit is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and the 7-speed DSG is available as an option on all models for a £1 400 premium.

The exterior boasts a striking gloss black grille with chrome detailing and revised headlights. The redesigned colour-coded bumper has incorporated front fog lights. There are also polished stainless steel side bars and unique 18" Sportline 5-spoke coming in either silver or satin black. The smoked rear light units and a rear roof spoiler further differentiate the Sportline models.

Last, but not least, the new Transporter Sportline can be finished in Reflex Silver metallic, Deep Black pearlescent or, the optional, Candy White with a contrasting gloss black roof.

The interior is superb, too. There are exclusive two-tone leather upholstery, semi-automatic air conditioning, multimedia system with 7" colour touch-screen with full European SAT NAV, rear parking sensors, built-in Bluetooth connectivity and electric windows.

The safety is granted by the ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution).

There is no doubt that 2011 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline is the ultimate van that you can buy! Check out the price tables, below.

Volkswagen Transporter Sportline

2011 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline, 1 of 1

Panel van T32 2.0-litre BiTDI 180PS

Short-wheelbase Long-wheelbase
6-spd manual 7-spd DSG 6-spd manual 7-spd DSG
Basic RRP ex. VAT 27,385.00 28,785.00 27,875.00 29,275.00
VAT 5,477.00 5,757.00 5,575.00 5,855.00
Total RRP inc. VAT 32,862.00 34,542.00 33,450.00 35,130.00
OTR package 949.00 949.00 949.00 949.00
Total RRP inc. OTR ex. VAT 28,220.00 29,620.00 28,710.00 30,110.00
Total RRP inc. OTR inc. VAT 33,811.00 35,491.00 34,399.00 36,079.00
Top speed (mph) 119 119 119 119
0-62 mph (seconds) 9.9 10.0 9.9 10.0
Fuel economy, combined (mpg) 36.2 34.9 36.2 34.9
CO2 (g/km) 205 214 205 214

kombiT32 2.0-litre BiTDI 180PS

Short-wheelbase Long-wheelbase
6-spd manual 7-spd DSG 6-spd manual 7-spd DSG
Basic RRP ex. VAT 29,265.00 30,665.00 29,755.00 31,155.00
VAT 5,853.00 6,133.00 5,951.00 6,231.00
Total RRP inc. VAT 35,118.00 36,798.00 35,706.00 37,386.00
OTR package 949.00 949.00 949.00 949.00
Total RRP inc. OTR ex. VAT 30,100.00 31,500.00 30,580.00 31,990.00
Total RRP inc. OTR inc. VAT 36,067.00 37,747.00 36,655.00 38,335.00
Top speed (mph) 119 119 119 119
0-62 mph (seconds) 10.3 10.2 10.3 10.2
Fuel economy, combined (mpg) 36.2 34.9 36.2 34.9
CO2 (g/km) 205 214 205 214

Source: Volkswagen