Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI (DSG) Review
Surgical Whip


4 Mar 2018
 

The much-loved hot hatch has come across strong against the likes of rally-inspired compact cars, and inspirations of those (grin) and also compact performance coupes, carrying upon its shoulders, legions of fans

And an improvement it is! Volkswagen’s mid-life facelift to the Golf GTi brings a needed refresh to the iconic hatch.

With six generations behind it, the facelifted Mk7, or affectionately known within VW fan circles as the Mk 7.5, adds a few tidy bits of kit upgrade. The much-loved hot hatch has come across strong against the likes of rally-inspired compact cars, and inspirations of those (grin) and also compact performance coupes, carrying upon its shoulders, legions of fans, perhaps some haters alike. But what is there to hate?

The refreshed GTi gets a lightly restyled front end. A headlamp re-design disrupts the characteristic red stripe across the bumper, which itself breaks within the lenses, and visually carries the individual lamps. A new front bumper brings more optical girth to the front of the car, and like the previous car, gets fins on it, partially obscuring its front fog lamps.

 

Apart from a subtly redesigned rear bumper and new neater tail lamps, things are generally the same. You still get a tail pipe on each side of the rear, 18” rims with 255/40 tyres to match.


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1984cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 230bhp @ 4700rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1500rpm

Performance

Acceleration 6.4s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 248 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 15.4 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed DSG
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4268 x 1799 x 1482) mm
Wheelbase 2626 mm
Turning Circle 10.9 metres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs