The 2015 VW GTI Might Be Making Significantly More Power Than Advertised

Yesterday, I received an update on the new GTI I ordered back in October - "Will be built week 10." So I won't be having hot-hatch fun until sometime in March. This morning, I caught some news that make the wait a little easier. It turns out VW may be seriously sandbagging the output claims on the MK7 GTI. » 2/04/15 8:25am 2/04/15 8:25am

Reader GTIDRVR on how the MK6 GTI stacks up against the new MK7: "The Mk7 feels like you're taking the prom queen to meet your parents...the Mk6 feels like you're taking your best friend's girlfriend under the bleachers." » 7/20/14 8:58am 7/20/14 8:58am

Consumer Reports Just Trashed The 2015 Volkswagen GTI

The Volkswagen GTI is one of those cars that's met with near-universal acclaim in the automotive press whenever a new one comes out. Almost everyone loves to praise its handling, its practicality, its usable everyday power, and its budget-Audi interior. Everyone except Consumer Reports, that is. They're pretty meh on… » 7/19/14 12:46pm 7/19/14 12:46pm

Dealers Ordered To Stop Selling Some 2015 Volkswagen GTIs Over Defect

It turns out safety issues, recalls and stop-sale orders aren't just for General Motors vehicles. Who'da thunk it? Volkswagen has confirmed it has ordered dealers to stop selling about 800 2015 Volkswagen GTI models over a suspension issue. » 7/08/14 9:21am 7/08/14 9:21am

See Tanner Foust Drive Like A Maniac In A 2015 GTI Covered In GoPros

Step 1. Cover the 2015 Volkswagen GTI in dozens of GoPro cameras. Step 2. Give it to Tanner Foust. Step 3. Profit, I guess? Or just sit back and watch the crazy video that results. » 6/03/14 12:15pm 6/03/14 12:15pm

The 2015 VW GTI Is Best Car To Get If You Can't Afford Every Car

As a young person who isn't the scion of a wealthy energy drink family and didn't invent Snapchat, I can afford, maybe, .89 new cars. I still want the fastest car I can buy, but I need something with more space than a Miata, that's efficient, that I can park. The 2015 VW GTI continues to be the best car I can buy. » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm

The A45 AMG, GTI And M135i Fight To Be The Hottest Of German Hatches

Would you like to see a battle between the hottest hatchbacks currently offered by Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and BMW? Who am I kidding? Of course you do! » 6/26/13 12:00pm 6/26/13 12:00pm

Help This Jalopnik Reader Decide Which Awesome German Car To Buy

Jalopnik reader Kurt emailed us yesterday, as people often do, seeking some car buying advice. Luckily for us, Kurt isn't struggling over whether to buy a Camry or an Accord; he's considering three very badass and very different German performance cars. » 4/28/13 3:46pm 4/28/13 3:46pm