Volkswagen showed a powerful version of the Golf GTI

Volkswagen showed a powerful version of the Golf GTI

October 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen introduced a more powerful version of the Golf GTI, which received the Clubsport prefix to the name.

Like the standard model, the Golf GTI Clubsport is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine. At the same time, for the new version, the engine performance was increased from 242 hp. (370 Nm) to 296 hp (400 Nm). This was done by installing a new intercooler and turbocharger, as well as reflashing the electronic control unit of the unit.

The transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Front-wheel drive only. As noted by VW, the hatchback accelerates to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds and accelerates to a maximum of 250 km / h.

Along with this, the Golf GTI Clubsport received an electromechanical differential lock instead of the electric one on the base model. Other innovations include increased camber at the front, a new control arm mount at the rear, different wheel assemblies, shock absorbing bearings and re-configured springs. Dynamic Chassis Control has also been updated to add new ride modes, including one for the Nürburgring.

In addition, the new product received 2-piston brake calipers, as well as modified ABS and stability control system to improve braking efficiency and stability. As for the visual changes to the Golf GTI in the new variation, it received a revised front bumper with a new splitter, 19-inch wheels, a 2-section rear spoiler. The hot hatch also got black graphics on the side “skirts”, in turn, changes in the cabin were limited to new seat upholstery.

How much the new product will cost and when it will become available is currently unknown.

In addition, it was recently noted that the Volkswagen California 6.1 van got a “beach” variation. It should be emphasized that fans of the German brand, who like to travel with family or friends, will be able to buy the novelty at the end of October.