German carmaker Volkswagen finally revealed the first official photos of their new Volkswagen Golf VII GTI. Apparently the specialists plan to introduce it on the market in the spring of 2013, even though at the beginning were sure it will be the autumn of next year. The automaker plans to present it for the first time at the Paris Motor Show as a near production concept. According to them, the model that will be available for purchase will be almost exactly like the concept version.
Under the hood, the new Volkswagen Golf VII GTI features a 2.0-liter TFSI turbo engine capable of developing 220 horsepower. For the ones interested in more power, the carmaker offers a performance package as optional. This will boost the output of the engine to 230 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque. Even being capable of developing more power, the fuel consumption will be 6.6 liters per 100 km. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 152 mph.
The models equipped with the performance kit will be capable of reaching a top speed of 155 mph and of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds. In terms of design, the new VW Golf VII GTI concept features a honeycomb radiator grille with a red line in typical GTI style. It also has twin chrome exhaust pipes and LED taillights. The suspension lowers the new version by 15 mm and to handle the power, the engineers have offered red brake calipers and GTI wheels available in 17-inch or 18-inch. An improved version of the Brooklyn alloy wheels is also available. When it comes to the interior, the specialists have nothing new to offer, but aluminum pedals and red ambient lightning, for the romantic in you.
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