New “charged” VW Jetta sedan equipped with an engine from the Golf GTIFebruary 8, 2019
Modified GLI proposed with independent rear suspension and self-blocking front
The “charged” version of the new Volkswagen Jetta – GLI debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. The sedan received the engine from the Golf GTI, an independent rear suspension (instead of the beam of a conventional sedan), the brakes from the Golf R and the suspension lowered by 15 millimeters.
Like the regular Jetta, the GLI version is built on the modular MQB platform. Under the hood of the front-wheel drive sedan is a turbocharged engine EA888 TSI with a volume of two liters, giving out 231 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. The unit can be combined with a six-step manual or the optional seven-speed robotized transmission DSG.
Standard equipment on the GLI version includes a self-locking front differential, common with Golf GTI and R brakes with 340 mm front ventilated discs, a driving mode switch Driving Mode Selection with three preset and one adjustable profile, front and rear LED optics and background lights with 10 flowers. The 35th Anniversary version is already “in the base” with DCC adaptive shock absorbers.
Among other available options: virtual dashboard, panoramic roof, 400-watt BeatsAudio audio system, front seat ventilation, remote engine start. For interior decoration, fabric and leather with red stitching are used, which is combined with the same color accents throughout the cabin.
The new Volkswagen Jetta GLI will be available in two equipment options, as well as the 35th Anniversary Edition. Sales of the sedan in the US market will begin this spring.
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