Vw debuts the Golf 7 GTI and GTI Performance

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 27, 2013

After the Golf 7 GTD, Volkswagen unveiled today the all-new Golf 7 GTI. Set to make its official debut in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the 2013 Vw Golf 7 will be available for the first time at two power levels: the standard 220 PS or the GTI Performance with 230 PS and front axle differential lock.

As expected, under the hood the Golf 7 GTI carries the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine (TSI), which delivers 220 PS (162 kW). The GTI Performance will be powered by the same engine, but as expected, the power was increased by 10 PS to 230 PS (169 kW).

Both GTI versions deliver a maximum torque5 of 350 Nm of torque. Regarding the performances, the GTI accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 246 km/h (152.8 mph).

The GTI Performance reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and just 6.4 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph). Both GTI versions are offered as standard with a Stop-Start system and they fulfil the EU-6 emissions standard that takes effect in 2014.

Moreover, the GTI models come with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, which offers a DIN fuel consumption value of 6.0 l/100 km (CO2: 139 g/km).

This makes the Golf 7 GTI with 18 percent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model. With the optional 6-speed DSG, the two GTI cars consume 6.4 and 6.5 l/100 respectively (equivalent to 148 and 150 g/km CO2).

The Golf 7 GTI also offers the traditional red-painted brake callipers, two chrome tailpipes and a sport suspension. The exterior design is completed by the 17-inch “Brooklyn” GTI wheels wrapped in 225/45 size tyres. In terms of design, the Golf 7 GTI comes with special side sills, a diffuser and smoked LED rear lights (including LED licence plate illumination). The interior offers sport seats in tartan pattern (“Clark”), a black roofliner and red ambience lighting.

Furthermore, we find the sport steering wheel, the GTI gear shift grip and instrument cluster, special trim strips and stainless steel pedals and foot support. The new GTI will be available in the well-known body colours “Tornado Red”, “Black” and “Pure White”. Pricing starts at 28,350 euros and the advanced ordering for the Golf 7 begins on the 5th of March.

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