The wait is finally over! Volkswagen has confirmed that it will introduce a MOMO Edition of the sports compact, the VW Jetta GLI 2.0T in 2016. Frequently referred to as OEM-plus, the new vehicle presents the same advantages as the turbocharged VW sedan but it’s clearly designed to be much sportier.
The VW Jetta GLI 2.0T boasts an Italian feel, bold 19” MOMO light alloy road wheels, a stylish MOMO steering wheel, and a vibrant red and yellow color interior. MOMO’s “mesh” design is making a comeback on the 19 x 8.5” MOMO Revenge wheels after nearly 3 decades.
Available in matte anthracite and matte black, it is a split-10 spoke wheel concaved in the center and comes with raised cap detail. The new MOMO Revenge EVO wheel that’s set to come out in 2016 is sharp too but it comes with a new finish.
The new MOMO Revenge wheels, which are wrapped with 235/35 ZR19 Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires, are a perfect fit to the GLI fenders. The lowered sidewalls enable accurate turn-in and drivers can enjoy improved handling with H&R suspension upgrades.
Upgrades include the H&R Street Performance coilovers at each corner and front/rear sway bars to reduce body roll. With the added coilovers, ride height can be tuned – providing GLI with an optical advantage and a flexible ride.
The new yellow 14.4” diameter cross-drilled, two-piece front rotors and monobloc four-piston calipers are provided by Italian company Brembo.
VW Golf R rear calipers are also painted yellow to go with the overall color scheme. The braking system will be upgraded to larger 12.2” Golf R rotors which provided the Jetta GLI great stopping power and reliable performance.
A stainless steel cat-back exhaust from Milltek Sport is added to improve breathing and create a refined, sporty sound to the powerful 210hp 2.0T four-cylinder engine. The 2016 VW GLI comes with a limited edition of MOMO GT50 Anniversario steering wheel with yellow trim detail which is a perfect match to the interior.
Yellow trim stripe is visible throughout the Jetta’s door panels and dashboard. It used to be red but the color was changed to go with the MOMO steering wheel. Some of the red stitching on all seats, shift boot and e-brake boot were changed to yellow to match the yellow and red theme.
A vehicle information display from P3 cars is added in the driver’s side air vent. Interestingly, it can’t be seen when the ignition is turned off. While driving, information will be shown on the display including turbo boost, outside temperature, 0-60mph timer, coolant temperature, exhaust gas temperature throttle position, speed, etc.
The display is specially designed to match the illumination of the VW. Various Volkswagen Accessories are also included such as the cargo grips, roof rack, trunk liner, personalized floor mats, first aid kit, doorsill protectors, a cargo net, and many more.
With its recent 50-year anniversary celebration, MOMO is reigniting its impact on the North American market. One of its strategies is the implementation of a successful motorsports program that assists with product development. Henrique Cisneros, the company principal, ranked second in the GTA class of the Pirelli World Challenge while driving a Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.