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2015-04-23 11:26

MORE POWER, DIFF-LOCK: Volkswagen boosts its performance Golf range with the addition of its new Golf GTI Performance Pack. Volkswagen


Volkswagen’s new Polo GTI has arrived in South Africa sporting design tweaks, a new engine and technology.

UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape - Volkswagen expands its best-selling Golf GTI range with the addition of a new Performance Pack.

The Golf GTI Performance Pack improves power output from the two-litre turbocharged petrol (TSI) by 7kW to 169kW (162kW in standard GTI guise) though torque remains at 350Nm.

It's top speed is rated at 248km/h and equipped with the performance pack it reaches 100km/h in 6.4 seconds. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.4 litres/100km with emissions of 149g/km.


The Golf GTI Performance Pack is only offered with DSG transmission and adds Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) and an electronic front differential lock.

The DCC system offers three driving modes - comfort, normal and sport). In sport mode, damping is increased (which reduces movements of the body structure) and engine response and shift points of the DSG are configured to be even more dynamic.

According to VW:  "A newly engineered electronic front differential lock is being used exclusively in the Golf GTI Performance Pack.

"Compared to purely mechanical locks, the front differential lock integrated in the Golf GTI Performance Pack offers advantages such as a variable degree of locking and comprehensive interfaces to the ESC, EDS and XDS+ functions."


The Performance Pack adds a red GTI logo at the rear, on its front brake callipers and larger, ventilated brake discs (340mm front, 310mm rear).

The Golf GTI Performance Pack can be customised with a number of optional extras including xenons, Discover Pro Radio with satnav and keyless access (keyless locking and engine starting).

The Golf range of performance derivatives, Golf GTI and Golf R, account for about 60% of the total monthly sales of the seventh generation Golf in South Africa. 


Volkswagen’s new Polo GTI arrived in South Africa sporting design tweaks, a new engine and technology. At launch, the new petrol engine is mated to a seven-speed DSG with a manual transmission arriving later in 2015.


2.0 TSI Golf GTI Performance Pack 169 kW DSG - R447 800

The Golf GTI Performance Pack comes standard with a five-year/90 000km service plan, three-year/120 000km warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval are 15 000km.

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