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  • VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCED THE GOLF GTI MKVI

    Volkswagen GTI is one of the hottest hatch around, to make things even better, volkswagen had announce the MK VI Golf GTI. Read the full story from Thestar.

     VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCED THE GOLF GTI MKVI

    Golf gti mk V!

    Volkswagen has announced that the Mk VI Golf GTi is due to hit the streets in the next couple of months.

    The car – faster, sharper and more powerful than any standard Golf GTI before it, says its maker – will come in both 3- and 5-door versions, powered by a 2.0l TSI block and a choice of either six-speed manual or DSG transmissions.

    Although sharing the same 1,984cc displacement as the 2.0l TFSI engine it replaces, the TSI unit features substantial changes including modified pistons and piston rings, an improved oil pump, new induction system and a high-pressure fuel pump.

    The 207bhp available is delivered between 5,300 and 6,200rpm, while maximum torque is 297Nm from 1,700-5,200rpm, and the car does the metric century in a time of 6.9secs.

    Lots new in the Mk VI variant, led by a new XDS electronically-controlled differential and its promise of greater traction in all conditions.

    The strut-type front and multi-link rear suspension is now joined by new anti-roll bars to provide a sharper response. Featuring unique springs and dampers, the ride height has been lowered by 22mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.

    Another plus is VW’s innovative Adaptive Chassis Control system (ACC), featuring pneumatically controlled damper units, which is offered for the first time on the GTI – this allows the driver to select from normal, comfort or sport modes to define the desired suspension, steering and accelerator response settings.

    The mechanical changes are joined by subtle cosmetic additions. The basis of the GTI is the chassis structure of the new Mk VI Golf, onto which is added an aggressive new front bumper. This features a deep honeycomb airdam framed by vertical foglights which sit below a new grille element.

    At the rear, a diffuser is located between an all-new exhaust system with separated tailpipes to lower further the stance of the car. A subtle rear wing sits above a pair of smoked rear light lenses and a single ‘GTI’ badge on the tailgate.

    Elsewhere, standard kit on the new GTI includes red and black tartan sports seats with red stitching as well as headrests featuring the ‘GTI’ logo, a flat-bottomed GTI multi-function steering wheel, red brake callipers and 17-inch Monza alloy wheels.

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