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Episode 328 – VW Golf GTI Performance Pack DSG

Adam Schoeman

Spike investigates what an extra couple of kW can do to a Golf GTI and if it is worthy of wearing a red and angry “I”.

Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 984 cc, turbocharged
Power: 169 kW @ 4 700 rpm
Torque: 350 Nm @ 1 500-4 600 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 122.1 kW
Gearbox: Six-speed, dual clutch DSG, FWD
Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 225/35 R19

0-100km/h: 6.4 sec
Top speed: 248 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6.4 / 10.8 litres/100 km
Operating range (claimed/tested): 781 km / 463 km
C02 emissions: 149g/km

Pros: More power, improved handling. The better GTI
Cons: No manual gearbox option
Price as tested: R 490 050
Retail price: R 447 800

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