VW Golf VI GTI
The sixth generation of the Volkswagen Golf is a C-Segment car launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform (like its predecessor).
The VW Golf VI GTI was launched in 2009, fitted with a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine producing 210 hp (155 kw) of power and 280 Nm of torque, mated to either a 6 speed automatic or a 6 speed DSG transmission. The updated engine featured new components such as modified pistons and piston rings, a regulated oil pump, a new vacuum pump, a new high-pressure fuel pump and a new mass airflow sensor. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 6,9 seconds and could reach a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph). It was also equipped with a new electronic transverse differential lock XDS (a functional extension of the electronic limited-slip differential EDS integrated in the ESP system), updated exhaust system and a sport chassis with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). The suspension (strut type at the front and multi-link at the rear) was lowered by 22 mm (front) and 15 mm (rear) while the entire architecture of springs, dampers and rear stabilizers was completely re-tuned. Visually, the car featured a redesigned bodykit that included a more prominent front bumper with horizontally aligned air intakes that emphasise the width of the car, red grille surround, bi-xenon headlights, black side sills, 17 inch or 18 inch wheels, roof spoiler, sporty rear bumper with rear diffuser and a pair of chrome tailpipes. Inside, the car featured sport seats upholstered in a tartan fabric pattern, sporty gearshift lever, leather steering wheel and black roofliner.
The VW Golf VI GTI Edition 35 was a special edition launched in 2011 to commemorate the 35 years from the launch of the original. It was fitted with a more powerful version of the 2.0 liter engine producing 235 hp (173 kw) of power and 300 Nm of torque, mated to either a 6 speed automatic or a 6 speed DSG transmission. The engine (EA113) featured a turbocharger with 0.9 bar boost pressure at 5,500 rpm and intercooling, reinforced gudgeon pins for the pistons, stronger connecting rod and reinforced cylinder block. The special edition accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 6,6 seconds with the DSG, and could reach a top speed of 246 km/h (153mph). Visually, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 could be recognised by the slightly different bumper design, the glossy black mirror housings, the body coloured side sill extensions, the 19 inch Glendale alloy wheels, the tinted LED rear lights and the “35” edition badge on the front wings that identify the anniversary model. Inside the car featured a gear shift grip with the golf ball look, decorative strips in the cockpit, door sill plates, belts with red stripes, 35 badging.
VW Golf VI GTI (DSG) / (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
238 km/h (DSG) / 240 km/h (Manual)
|Top Speed (mph)|
148 mph (DSG) / 149 mph (Manual)
7,4 (DSG) / 7,3 (Manual)
173 g/km (DSG) / 170 g/km (Manual)
6 AT / 6 MT
1414 kg (DSG) / 1393 kg (Manual)
312 mm Ventilated Discs
286 mm Solid Discs