VW Golf V GTI
The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Golf was a C-Segment car launched at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform.
The performance version VW Golf V GTI launched at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. It was fitted with a new turbocharged 2.0 liter TFSI engine producig 200 hp (147 kw) of power and 280 Nm of torque, mated with either a 6 speed manual or a dual clutch (DSG) gearbox. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,2 seconds (7,1 seconds for the DSG) and could reach a top speed of 233 km/h (145 mph). The suspension (MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link configuration at the rear) was revised with new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars while the car was lowered by 15 mm. Furthermore, the electro/mechanical power steering was re programmed and the car was fitted with larger brakes all around.
Visually, the car was distinguished by the redesigned bumpers with larger air intakes, a unique radiator grille that extended to the bottom of the front bumper featuring a red frame and a honeycomb structure, front spoiler, tinted Xenon headlights, black side sills, unique 17 or 18 inch wheels, roof spoiler and twin exhaust pipes. Inside the car featured sport seats, GTI instrument panel, sport leather steering wheel, brushed aluminium trim and GTI shift knob.
The Mk V Volkswagen Golf GTI served as a basis for two special editions – the Pirelli and Edition 30, fitted with a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre TFSI engine producing 230 hp (171 kw).
VW Golf V GTI (DSG) / (Manual)
7,1 (DSG) / 7,2 (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|Top Speed (mph)|
6 AT / 6 MT
1360 kg (DSG) / 1336 kg (Manual)
312 mm Ventilated Discs
286 mm Solid Discs