Volkswagen Golf GTI review Auto Express

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Volkswagen Golf GTE

Verdict

The new Golf GTI is quieter at a faster in a straight line and stable under cornering. It s 42kg lighter, better and costs just £195 than its predecessor, despite its quality, safety and equipment For the ultimate experience, though, we d an extra £980 and go for the Performance which lets you use more of the more of the time.


There are exciting hot hatches on sale, but offer a more complete than the Golf GTI.

It’s incredible how hi-tech the Golf GTI has become. We’ve tried the top-spec Golf GTI Pack model, which loaded with 10bhp power from its new 2.0 TSI engine, vented brakes and a new electronically front differential lock. Now it’s the turn of the standard which VW predicts will up two-thirds of total Golf GTI Mk7

Ever since VW dropped a engine into the Mk1 Golf in the GTI has followed a simple formula; a engine in an agile front-wheel-drive So arguably the entry-level model here is of more interest to GTI fans. It does without the differential and larger brakes and do with 217bhp instead of

This was also our first to test the new GTI equipped with a DSG gearbox.

A 10bhp difference sound significant, but in reality the car feels every bit as fast in a line — that’s it produces the same 350Nm of (70Nm more than the Mk6 Bury the throttle and with torque from just the engine wakes up instantly, you into the snug tartan-trimmed seats and firing you down the The smooth power delivery is of the new 296bhp Audi S3. although it the S3’s initial knockout

Volkswagen Golf GTE

In place of the electronic differential the standard car uses a development of the car’s XDS system, which the wheels with least Find a tight corner and you can feel the callipers nibbling at the front and rear inside helping tighten your and stop the car washing wide. It feels like its killing the though and slowing you down, the differential lock does the — helping you to use more of the by sending it to the wheel that can use it, and you out the other side.

It’s not as through the corners then, but the GTI’s brakes are more up to the task, unless you plan on a lot of time on track. The DSG gearbox rifles through the ratios and efficiently, with a characteristic from the exhausts to accompany upshifts.

Several driver profiles let you a wide range of parameters Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and — alter how the steering, throttle and (if you pay £795 for adaptive control) dampers behave. take the time to setup ‘Individual’ preferences though while the suspension never too firm in Sport mode, the DSG onto gears for fraction too

Switch all systems to comfort and easy to forget your a GTI altogether — the suspension is so and road noise so well that you’ll need the speedo to ensure you’re not triple figure speeds, realising.

The steering isn’t of feel (modern systems are), but the way the front end reacts to inputs is perfecty judged. A ratio system, which the amount the wheels turn on the angle of the wheel, has a natural and allows you to tackle hairpins crossing your hands. And want to keep both on the wheel, because the GTI’s cornering stability constantly you to carry ever-spiralling speeds the bends.

Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE

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