British publication Autocar has shared some details about the “charged” hatchback Volkswagen Golf GTI new generation. The journalists traveled on a pre-production prototype model, and found that she still had a two-liter turbo engine without the hybrid add-ins, and the dynamics of dispersal to “hundreds” of basic hot hatch now is not inferior to the previous Golf GTI Performance.
This “eighth” Volkswagen Golf GTI is the same modular MQB architecture as that of the previous hatchback but slightly upgraded. The front subframe instead of steel installed aluminum. He repeats the item, designed for a limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport’s, weighs three kilograms less than conventional, and provides a more rigid base for mounting Electromechanical power steering (for him a completely rewritten control software) and struts. While the Golf GTI suspension lowered by 15 millimetres, and at the same time revised its kinematics.
The new Golf GTI has retained front-wheel drive, which means his main rivals are still the Ford Focus ST, Honda Civic Type R and Renault Megane RS. By fine-tuning the driving dynamics of a hatchback engaged Karsten Schebsdat, had time to work on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0.
The main innovation of the Golf GTI – the VDM (Vehicle Dynamics Manager) which centrally controls the operation of steering, throttle, gearbox, electronic differential lock XDS and optional DCC adaptive dampers. According to the manufacturer, the VDM allows you to accurately measure the torque on the front wheels, so as to be considered is that more different factors. As before there are four driving modes – Comfort, Eco, Sport and Individual personalized; they are configured using the slider on the Central display.
Contrary to the predictions of the hot hatch is not received 48-volt mild hybrid system: under the hood Volkswagen Golf GTI new generation is installed 2.0-liter “turboservice” EA888, developing 245 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque. The same unit was given in the previous Golf GTI Performance. In a couple of motor will offer either a six-speed “mechanics” or seven-step “preselection” DSG. With to hundred Golf GTI accelerates in 6.2 seconds (same machine took 6.5 seconds), and its maximum speed is 250 kilometers per hour.
In the new Volkswagen Golf GTI will arrive in the fall of this year. Price in the UK – 29 900 pounds.