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Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


VW Golf VII GTI 2014 Model Details

The 7th generation Volkswagen Golf has been launched, but only the 1.4TSI model is now on sale in Malaysia. The VW enthusiasts and power craving drivers are waiting for the GTi to arrive. Scheduled to be launched in the 3rd quarter of 2013, we are still waiting for the final details of the car…especially its performance and drivetrain details.  Our test drive of this Mk7 GTi will be in a week’s time in the South of France and until then here are some initial details of the new 2014 Mk7 Golf GTi. This new GTi will have almost twice the power output of the first Golf GTi (which was just 112bhp). This new GTi produces 220bhp and you can opt for a factory installed power enhanced engine that produces an additional 10bhp. Both versions will be driven by a 6-speed DSG.

Furthermore, the 2.0 liter turbocharged direct-injected petrol engine has a completely newly developed cylinder head. A unique feature in this power class is the water-cooled exhaust gas circulation loop to the turbocharger that is fully integrated in the cylinder head. This type of exhaust gas cooling makes a crucial contribution towards improving fuel consumption at full load in the new Golf GTi. In other words, the new Golf GTi is up to 18% more fuel efficient than the previous model.

Other highlights include 42kg lower weight or a total of 1351kg, 10km/h more in top speed at 246 km/h (manual) or 244km/h (DSG) and 6.5seconds at 0-100km/h. The Performance variant is even faster at 250km/h (manual) and 248km/h (DSG) and 6.4seconds to 100km/h.

This GTi will run with the tried and tested 6-speed DSG, a unit adapted from the current VW ‘R’ cars.

This Golf GTi will arrive with a front LSD (limited slip differential) exclusively developed for this version. The ‘Performance Pack’ itself not only consists of a power boost and the differential lock, it also offers a braking system with larger dimensions and internally-ventilated discs at all four wheels.
The exterior of the new GTi will be distinguished from other cars in the Golf model series by numerous additional features, red painted brake callipers, smoked LED rear lights in a custom design as well as chrome tailpipes on the left and right. The production colours Red (“Tornado Red”) and “Black” as well as “Pure White” have been typical for the Golf GTi since its early days. Also standard on-board the most powerful, fastest and most fuel-efficient Golf GTi ever are the newly designed 17-inch “Brooklyn” alloy wheels with size 225/45 tyres.

The interior also has some upgrades like sport seats, GTi instrument cluster, an independent leather sport steering wheel (with multifunction keys), red ambience lighting (in front, in the trim strips of the doors and the stainless steel door sill guards) and pedals made of brushed stainless steel.

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