Originally Posted by Low Impedance
my freind who works at the dealership and I having been pondering this. How does it do that?!? I have never seen that happen before. Crazy german engineering...
errrrr.....it doesn't. All turbos have turbo lag of some kind. The only explanation I can think of is that the turbine is incredibly small, so it kicks in in the lower RPM range.
But, my friends GTI 1.8T doesn't boost until he's halfway up the RPM range, so I don't really see how it boosts at idle.