2009 VW Golf GTI Drops Ahead Of Paris

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Like the 2009 VW Golf VI, the 2009 VW Golf GTI is a lot like the old car, just a little bit better. Power comes courtesy of the same EA888 2.0-litre turbo used in the Edition 30 MK V, making 207 HP and 206 Lb-Ft. Looks-wise VW wanted to make the new GTI looks lower and meaner than the MKV. Thank the wide lower air dam for that. Of course, the question in everyone's mind is: how fast is it?
0-60 come in at a somewhat disappointing 7.2 seconds, while it'll hit a top speed of 149 MPH. Handling will be boosted by DCC active damping. There's also talk of both a 265 HP 4WD R-version to replace the outgoing R32 - the new one will use a turbo-four instead of the heavy V6 - while VW itself is hinting at a GTI version of the 2009 VW Scirocco. Please VW, bring the Scirocco GTI stateside, we've been extra good this year.


Rob Emslie

It looks happy. Not peapod happy, but manically happy. The exhaust note should sound like: Mwuhahahahahahahhaahhahahahaha...!