- 7 March, 2013
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Wolkswagen company bring a new model of Golf 7 GTI.This new, seventh generation, car, recognizable styling, but is a fresh update of what we’ve seen before.Two engines will be available for the GTI: a 2.0 liter turbocharged, direct-injected gas engine producing 217 horsepower and, for the first time, a factory installed performance pack which extracts 10 more ponies. Expect a 0 to 62 mph run in 6.6 seconds for the standard GTI , and a 6.5 second time for the performance version.
Economy-minded Golfs will be offered in Europe including the ultra efficient, 73 mpg BlueMotion turbodiesel, but speed hungry American buyers should find solace in the GTI’s two livelier engine options, and what will likely amount to a stiffer, more aggressively tuned suspension setup. Visually speaking, the just-unveiled seventh generation doesn’t depart far from VW’s familiar signature silhouette but gets accented with sharp cut lines and understated details, while the GTI adds LED fog lights, red trim beneath the headlights, a straked front end, and a 15mm lower stance.
The Golf model line claims an impressive 220 pounds of weight loss compared to its predecessor, thanks in part to greater use of high strength steel (now 80 percent, up from 66 percent), and ultra-high tensile steel (whose usage has leapt from 6 percent to 28 percent.) The new Golf is 2.2 inches longer and .5 inches wider, despite displacing less mass. The more spacious interior boasts sport seats upholstered in classic tartan plaid; GTIs get air conditioning, fatigue detection, and a “Composition Touch” stereo standard, as well as a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel and model-specific shift knob rounded out by red ambient lighting and special instrumentation.
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