VW Golf V GTI

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Description

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).

 

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Additional information

Model

VW Golf V GTI (DSG) / (Manual)

Production

2004-2008

Segment

C

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1984 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

200

Power (kw)

147

Power (@rpm)

@5100-6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

280

Torque (@rpm)

@1800-5000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,1 (DSG) / 7,2 (Manual)

Top Speed (km/h)

233 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

145 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,0

CO2 (g/km)

189 g/km

Gearbox

6 AT / 6 MT

Weight

1360 kg (DSG) / 1336 kg (Manual)

Length

4216 mm

Width

1759 mm

Height

1466 mm

Wheelbase

2578 mm

Front Track

1539 mm

Rear Track

1528 mm

Boot Space

350

Tire Size

225/45 R17

Front Brakes

312 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

286 mm Solid Discs