VW Polo IV GTI

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Description

The fourth generation of the Volkswagen Polo (Typ 9N) was a B-Segment car launched in 2001, based on the Volkswagen Group A04 (PQ24) platform (like the Seat Ibiza and Skoda Fabia). The car received a facelift in 2005 with visual changes and various mechanical updates.

The performance version, VW Polo IV GTI, launched in 2005, based on the facelifted model. It was fitted with a turbocharged 1.8 liter engine with an intercooler, that produced 150 hp (110 kw) of power and 220 Nm of torque, comvined with a 5 speed manual gearbox.. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 8,2 seconds and could reach a top speed of 216 km/h. It featured a sport chassis setting with standard ESP, 15 mm lowered suspension and stiffer springs. Visually, the car was distinguished by a sporty bodykit that included a deep front bumper with a black V-shaped grille with a red stripe and GTI badging (resembling the Golf V GTI), headlights with black background, body coloured plastics, black side sills, 16 inch alloy wheels with U shaped openings, roof spoiler and chrome twin exhaust pipes. Inside, the car featured sports steering wheel, gearshift knob and handbrake grip upholstered in leather, metal-like details and aluminium pedals.

The VW Polo IV GTI Cup Edition was a more powerful and track focused version of the model, producing 180 hp (130 kw) of power and 235 Nm of torque. Thanks to the power upgrades the car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,5 seconds and could reach a top speed of 228 km/h (140 mph). The car featured uprated brakes with red calipers and stiffer suspension. Visually, the Cup Edition was distinguished by the deeper front bumper with considerably larger air intakes and a different grille, the redesigned rear bumper with additional inlets, the multi-spoke 17 inch wheels and the larger roof spoiler that extended to the sides.

 

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Additional information

Model

VW Polo IV GTI

Production

2006-2009

Segment

B

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1781 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

150

Power (kw)

110

Power (@rpm)

@5800 rpm

Torque (Nm)

220

Torque (@rpm)

@1950 rpm

0-100km/h

8,2

Top Speed (km/h)

216 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

134 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,8

CO2 (g/km)

187 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1139 kg

Length

3919 mm

Width

1651 mm

Height

1471 mm

Wheelbase

2461 mm

Front Track

1430 mm

Rear Track

1430 mm

Boot Space

269

Tire Size

205/45 R16

Front Brakes

288 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

232 mm Discs