How potent is the engine in the VW Golf GTI?

April 19th, 2018 by

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Specs
You know the Golf GTI as the original hot hatch. It’s a model that has been a staple in the VW lineup for more than four decades. For every person who loves the quirky and whimsical style of the VW Beetle, there’s a Volkswagen fan whose first thought is going to be the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This model year is better than ever, as is to be expected. Performance specs have truly been mastered to provide the best boost for your bucks.

Horsepower in the 2018 VW Golf GTI
If you’ve been eyeing up the VW Golf GTI for a few years, you may have noted that previous generations had a base model and a performance package. 2018 Golf GTI Push Button StartEffectively, you got larger performance brakes and a 10-horsepower boost to the engine.

For 2018, this performance package is gone. Instead, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that boasts the full 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque right from the start.

2018 VW Golf GTI vs 2018 VW Golf R

What about the performance brakes? The model has power-assisted, dual circuit 13.4-inch vented front disc brakes and 12.2-inch vented rear disc brakes. We often think about acceleration when it comes to overall performance, but brakes are just as important when it comes to having control around tight corners.

Other performance features found on the 2018 VW Golf GTI include front strut-type suspension, multilink coil spring rear suspension and the Cross Differential System XDS+.

Selectable driving modes are available on every trim to adjust the on-road feel of the Golf GTI, but nothing quite balances the performance like the available DCC adaptive chassis control system.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, but for those who opt for the automatic the paddle shifters give you a sense of control when you want it, and ease behind the wheel when you don’t.

Do you have any other questions about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI? Leave a comment here at the New Century Volkswagen Blog for more.

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