The brand new generation of the Volkswagen Golf GTI has been officially unveiled ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, next week.
After we have seen the concept back in 2012, during the Paris Motor Show in September, time has come for the German based automaker to pull the wraps off the final production version of the new Golf 7 GTI, ahead of its public unveil set for Geneva, on the 5th of March. The brand new Golf GTI is coming with a new body kit, with a built-in diffuser, a lowered sport chassis, wider side sills, 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/45 tires, sports seats in the cabin, new steering wheel and pedals, amongst others.
The most important part of the Golf 7 GTI is its engine, the 2.0 liter turbocharged used on the new Skoda Octavia RS too, which is producing a total output of 220 HP (162 kW) in standard version and 230 HP (162 kW) in the GTI Performance variant. Both of them will get a peak torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 6.5 and 6.4 seconds and top speed stands at 246 km/h (153 mph) and 250 km/h (155 mph). Both versions get the 6-speed manual transmission or the dual clutch six-speed automatic. Fuel consumption stands at 6.0 L / 100 km and CO2 emission stop at 139 g/km. The model will be available for order in Germany this March, starting from 28,350 euros, and it will be launched in the rest of Europe this May.