After nearly half a year after the world premiere of the new Volkswagen Golf 7 at Paris Motor Show 2012, the Germans published the first official images and specs for the GTI version of the hatchback, which for the first time, will be available with a choice of 2 engines.
Germans from Volkswagen have released the first details and official images of the production version of the new Golf 7 GTI, which was presented as a concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show alongside the standard version of the Volkswagen Golf 7.
For the first time ever, Volkswagen Golf GTI will be available in two versions of power. A 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine that develops 220 hp, power can be increased to 230 hp with factory GTI Performance package. In addition to increased power by 10 hp the GTI Performance package comes with a front axle differential lock. Both on the standard version and the Performance version the 2.0-liter engine delivers a maximum torque of 350 Nm.
Official figures say that a normal Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 246 km / h, while the version with 230 hp does 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km / h.
Both versions are equipped with Power Stop / Start and compliant with EU-6 emission standards which will come into force in 2014.
Power is transmitted to the front axle through a six-speed manual gearbox, but Volkswagen has not forgotten to provide on the options list an automatic six-speed double-clutch DSG gearbox .
The exterior design touches are part of a specific for the Volkswagen GTI model. Thus, the radiator grille has red accents that, on the new Golf 7 GTI, continue inside the headlights and the taillights are smoked LED. Stylistic exterior package is completed by redesigned side skirts, a spoiler on the trunk lid, a diffuser built into the rear bumper and 17-inch aluminum wheels, coated in tires size 225/45 R17.
The interior of the Golf 7 GTI received a tartan upholstery for the standard sport seats and black ceiling and red ambient lighting.
Images of the VW Golf 7 GTI can be found HERE