Guest Contributor | Dec 12, 2017 | 0
More beef for GTI
Volkswagen South Africa announced earlier this month it is expanding the Golf GTI with the introduction of a new derivative, the Golf GTI Performance Pack. The Golf model range’s performance derivatives, Golf GTI and Golf R, account for about 60% of the total monthly sales of the seventh generation Golf in southern Africa.
The Golf GTI Performance Pack delivers 169 kW (7kW more than the standard Golf GTI). It is also powered by a two-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine (TSI) used in the Golf GTI with 162 kW of power. Both derivatives have similar torque of 350 Newton metres. The top speed is 248 km/h and the 0-100km/h sprint is reached in 6.4 seconds. The engine is fitted with the Stop/Start system which helps it to attain a respectable combined fuel consumption of 6.4 l/100 km.
For a sporty and dynamic driving experience, the Golf GTI Performance Pack is only offered with DSG transmission. Furthermore, a newly engineered electronic front differential lock is exclusive to the Golf GTI Performance Pack.
The maximum locking moment is 1,600 Nm, so that if necessary all of the drive torque can be directed to just one front wheel; that corresponds to a locking value of 100%. The Golf GTI Performance Pack is not for kids, starting at around N$450,000. It comes standard with a 5 year/90,000km Service Plan, 3 year/120,000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service Interval is 15 000km.