New Volkswagen Golf: “hot” version GTE GTI and GTD

New Volkswagen Golf: “hot” version GTE GTI and GTD


Company Volkswagen has published information about the “hot” versions “Golf” eighth – generation line of hot hatchback was added to the Golf GTI, GTD and GTE. From the usual pyatidverok models feature retuned suspension, powertrain, bumpers, optics design, configuration, exhaust systems and decor in the salon.

For each of the modifications Volkswagen picked up his signature color – a petrol Golf GTI this is red diesel Golf GTD – gray, gasoline-electric Golf GTE in blue. Outwardly the three are different only touches the front and rear “hot” versions are defined at the conclusion of the mufflers have two pipes GTI divorced at the edges of the bumper, the GTD “shotgun” is on the left, and GTE exhaust hidden under the bumper.

Optionally, all of the hot hatchback can be equipped with pachycheilus fog lights that are inscribed in the structure of the bumper and the diode line connecting the front optics. In addition, the choice available original wheel diameter to 19 inches.

Petrol Volkswagen Golf GTI has a 2.0-litre EA888 turbo engine capacity of 245 horsepower and a torque of 370 Nm. It can be combined with six-speed “mechanics” and a seven-step “robot” DSG. The same engine already announced for the Leon Cupra and will appear under the bonnet of the Skoda Octavia RS.


Diesel Golf GTD received a new 2.0-liter EA288 turbo diesel evo with a capacity of 200 horsepower and a torque of 400 Nm. Volkswagen has called power unit “one of the cleanest diesels in the world.” Hot hatch on “heavy” fuel will be available only with the seven-speed double clutch DSG transmission.

Gasoline-electric Volkswagen Golf GTE – rechargeable hybrid. His power plant consists of a 150-strong “turboservice” 1.4 and six-speed “robot” with built-in 116-horsepower electric motor. Total power – the same 245 horsepower and 400 Nm, however, due to the traction battery 13 kilowatt hours the electric hatchback can drive up to 60 kilometers of cycle WLTP and silently accelerate to 130 kilometers per hour.

While the automaker did not disclose the dynamic characteristics of the “hot” version of “Golf” and data on fuel consumption. It is known that the Golf GTI and GTD will differ lowered by 15 mm suspension, and all the hot hatchback will be available optional adaptive chassis.

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Volkswagen fully declassify a family of sports “Golf” week at the Geneva motor show. Sale hot hatchback in Europe will begin in the third quarter of 2020.

Until the end of the year, the German company will show two “charged” version: prepare for the premiere of the 300 HP Golf GTI TCR and 333-horsepower all-wheel-drive Golf R.

Who would prefer of the three?

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