Test drive shows the capabilities of the new VW Golf GTI 2022August 10, 2020
A video appeared on the YouTube channel Automann-TV showing a test run of the high-performance VW Golf GTI hatchback of the Mk8 generation. The car, which was rushing along the German Autobahn, was able to accelerate to a speed of 246.18 km / h.
The powerful version of the Golf GTI compact hatchback of the Mk8 generation is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 242 horsepower (370 Nm). All torque is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed DSG automatic transmission, available on all trim levels.
VW has confirmed that the eighth-generation Golf GTI will arrive in the automaker’s showrooms by the third quarter of 2021 as a 2022 model alongside the hotter Golf R.
To further whet your excitement with the new German hot hatch, here’s a video acceleration test from the guys at Automann-TV YouTube. The test was carried out on an unlimited stretch of the German Autobahn – a highway with no maximum speed limits. Based on the video, the 2022 Golf GTI was able to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 6.3 seconds. During the same race, the test driver managed to accelerate from 100 km / h to 200 km / h in 15.5 seconds.
At the moment, the German automaker hasn’t said anything about the Golf GTI’s top speed, but a test drive captured in the video showed a top speed of 247 km / h on the car’s speedometer.
It should be noted that these numbers are not far from those that the Golf GTI Performance Mk7 boasts. The official record for the latter with an automatic DSG gearbox is 6.2 seconds in the case of acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h, and the top speed is electronically controlled at 248 km / h.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote about how the new VW Polo with a “face” from the VW Golf Mk8 would look like. The foreign artist decided to imagine what an updated version of the budget VW Polo might look like if the designers of the German brand decided to copy the exterior elements from the larger VW Golf Mk8.
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