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Hot GTI: Oettinger's SA plans

2007-05-15 11:51
When the VW Golf MkV "GTI Edition 30" (Anniversary Edition), which should be on sale later this year in South Africa, is launched locally, Oettinger could convert your GTI Edition 30 into a veritable fire breathing hot hatch.

Performance packages are based on this model's engine (code "BYD"), which is specified with 169kW of power as standard, with upgrades of up to 245 kW are possible.

The "BYD" engine differs in mechanical architecture from the standard 2.0T FSI "AXX" and "BWA" delineations, and should not be seen as simply a 'chipped' GTI powerplant. It is a different powerplant with distinct and unique tuning options.

The Stage 1 kit boosts power to 225 kW, while bringing torque up to 400 Nm. The 0-100 km/h-sprint for this version is 6.2 seconds while top speed is 252 km/h.

If you need more muscle, you can opt for the Stage 2 kit, which swaps out the stock exhaust with a stainless steel sport setup. This version also gets a new intercooler and a carbon fibre "ram air" intake.

Power is increased to 245 kW and 430 Nm of torque, which drops the 0-100 km/h time to 5.9 seconds. Top speed for this model is 258 km/h. Pricing for these packages are yet to be confirmed.

  • Oettinger also offers four stages of performance packages for the current 2.0T FSI engines (codes "AXX, BWA"), which produce 147 kW of power as standard, and which are used in the VW Golf GTI, Audi A3 and new TT.

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