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Official Pictures of the New Golf GTI Concept

Official Pictures of the New Golf GTI Concept

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI concept was premiered at the 2012 Paris Motor Show yesterday. The new Golf GTI will produce 162kW and 350Nm in the standard option and 169kW and 350Nm with the optional performance pack. The new Golf GTI will be launched early in 2013 in Europe.

The Golf GTI is powered by a 2.0l turbocharged engine with stop/start technology and fulfils EU-6 emission requirements which come effective in 2014. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox or the optional 6 speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). Overall fuel consumption on the Golf GTI has been improved with the 162kW Golf GTI having a fuel consumption of 6.0l/100km which is an improvement of 1.3l/100km or 18% improvement over the outgoing model.

The 162kW powered Golf GTI accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 246km/h whilst the 169kW powered Golf GTI accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds and reaches 250km/h.

The performance pack not only offers a plus in power, but also a plus in handling: instead of 16-inch brakes, the GTI is equipped with 17-inch brakes here (with GTI badges on the callipers) and a front axle differential lock (VAQ) that is also being offered for the first time in this form.

A new progressive steering system will be standard on the Golf GTI and optional on all other Golf variants. The progressive steering allows the GTI to realise optimised steering behaviour that is sporty yet practical in everyday driving.

From an exterior styling perspective the new Golf GTI follows the ethos that has been defined by previous model GTI’s featuring classic GTI insignia. On the exterior, these include the red painted brake callipers, a GTI-typical honeycomb structure for the air inlet screens, smoked LED rear lights including LED licence plate lighting as well as chrome 80 mm diameter tailpipes on the left and right.

The Golf GTI interior is filled by tartan patterned sport’s seats with red decorative seams, black roof liner, GTI special gear shift grip embossed by red decorated seams, and GTI spec sport steering wheel.

Also making a strong statement is the GTI instrument cluster with a colour display and independent graphics of its instruments. The GTI-specific look of the interior is completed out by red ambience lighting, special trim strips and panels (trim strips in the front doors with ambience lighting), brushed stainless steel pedals and foot rest (on left), door sill entry plates in front with a stainless steel application and ambience lighting that is also integrated here.

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