Volkswagen unveils Golf VII GTI

German automaker Volkswagen has revealed the production version of the Golf VII GTI which we’ll see next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. This follows a concept shown back in September and the similarities between the two are quite obvious. The production-ready variant boasts a 2.0-liter turbo engine pumping out 220 HP (162 kW) for the standard model and 230 HP (169 kW) for the new GTI Performance variant, a first for the Golf GTI series. Regardless of the chosen versions, both can provide a peak torque of 258 lb-ft (350 Nm). Power is transferred to front wheels via a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The standard GTI will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.5 seconds, en route to a top speed of 153 mph (246 km/h), whereas the more potent model does the sprint 0.1 seconds faster and hits a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The manually-equipped models can return 39.2 mpg US (47 mpg UK or 6 liters / 100 km) while the automatic variants can do 36.75 mpg US (44.13 mpg UK or 6.4 liters / 100 km). The stock GTIs with the manual have CO2 emissions of 139 g/km, while the ones with automatic have 148 g/km (GTI) and 150 g/km (GTI Performance).

Volkswagen has fitted the car with 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 225/45 rubbers, a lowered sports chassis, more aggressive body kit and ventilated discs for the Performance version.

Source: Volkswagen

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