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2016 (65/16) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI GTI 3dr [Performance Pack]

Wishaw Volkswagen
Only £21,988
£4398 deposit
£354.15 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gaugeFlat tyre indicator
Instrument cluster in whiteMulti function display colour screen
Multifunction computerPAS - speed related
Rev counterTrip and service interval display
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-inDAB Digital radio
MDI with USB/iPod connection cables 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBi-Xenon headlights and headlight washers with LED daytime running lights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsCherry red rear light cluster
Chrome trimmed front air intake surroundsChrome trimmed front fog light surrounds
Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lampsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar back
Heated rear windscreenHoneycomb radiator grille - black
Illuminated door sillsLED front fog lights
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Rain sensorRange adjustable headlights
Rear diffuserRear roof spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayRed radiator grille louvres
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate controlAmbient lighting
Bag hook in luggage compartmentBlack headlining
Boot lashing pointsChrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surround
Chrome-plated electric window button surroundCourtesy light delay
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentDust/pollen filter
Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)Front + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront footwell illumination
Front reading lightsFront seat back storage pockets
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake gripPassenger underseat drawer
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear cupholder
Rear reading lightsRemovable armrests
Stainless steel pedalsStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in doorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
White adjustable panel illumination 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic tyre pressure monitoringESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsFuel cut off safety device
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Pre crash system
Red brake calipersWarning triangle and first aid kit holder

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Lowered sports suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsChrome-plated light switch surround
Cyclone decorative insertsGloss black decorative inserts in centre console

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)139Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)37.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power230
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTI [Perform Pack]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.4Engine Power - BHP230
Engine Power - KW169Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4700Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/40 R18Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleAUSTIN
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1442Length4268
Wheelbase2631Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1850
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight543Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1307No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Pack

Want a seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI? Then you probably want one with the uprated Performance Pack. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI wears one of the most iconic badges around and this Mk7 model is a class act. Available in 220PS standard power or in 230PS Performance Pack guise, the GTI is bigger, quicker, better built and more efficient than ever before, Three doors or five, manual gearbox or semi-auto, this one's still the best all-rounder in the hot hatch division.

Background

Just as the hot hatch class as a whole has been through lean years and good times, that's also been the case with the Golf GTI. And although it's grown into an automotive icon, there were long periods when the Golf GTI wasn't the best car in its class. That changed with the introduction of the Mk5 back in 2004; a car that saw the Golf charge back to the head of the class. The evolutionary Golf Mk6 continued that trend in 2008 and while the runout GTI 35 models are crackers, towards the end of its life, the GTI Mk6 was beginning to come under challenge from a whole host of hugely talented rivals. Volkswagen's answer? This car: the seventh generation Golf GTI. Here's a model that's been redesigned from the ground up and which offers more choice, better value, more efficiency and, if you choose the optional Performance Pack, more than double the power of the original Golf GTI. That 1976 car was designed to be an affordable and practical performance hatch that you could use every day. Is that the case with this latest version? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Before we get too involved with how this thing gets around corners, it's probably worth getting a few of the numbers out of the way. The standard issue Golf GTI makes 220PS which will send this 1330kg car to 62mph in a crisp 6.5 seconds on the way to a top end that's a squeak over 150mph. From that base point you have basically three major decisions to make; whether to opt for three doors or five, whether to stick with the manual gearbox or plump for the DSG twin-clutch transmission and whether to be content with 220PS under your right boot or fork out the extra for the 230PS Performance Pack version. That'll set you back around a grand and also includes bigger brake discs and an electronically controlled clutch pack in the differential, which directs the nose into corners more keenly, but doesn't tug on the steering wheel as a traditional mechanical system will. I'd really struggle with the transmission issue. Both have their proponents and there's no doubt that the slick six-speed manual gearbox offers a much closer bond with the car and rewards driver skill, but on the schlep home from work when I'm stuck in traffic and I'm just looking forward to a cup of tea and putting my feet up, the DSG seems worth every penny. You might well ask what is the point of buying a GTI if not for driver involvement, but remember, this isn't a car in the vein of a Renaultsport Megane 265. Yes, you could conceivably take it on a track day and you'd probably have a lot of fun, but it's a more mature and versatile proposition. You feel it in that classy suspension, in the slick electrically assisted steering system and in a hundred and one other feel-good measures that Volkswagen seems to excel at.

Design and Build

If you had to pick one word to describe the GTI's exterior design it would probably be 'subtle' but then this is a model that's never been about lairy spoilers and drainpipe exhausts. Instead you get a car that sits 15mm lower to the road than its humbler siblings, the 18-inch alloy wheels filling the arches purposefully. As is usually the case, the three-door car looks a bit better than the five-door body, the longer doors having the visual effect of lengthening and lowering the profile. Drop inside and you'll be greeted by some fairly loud 'Jacara' tartan cloth upholstery. Should that prove a bit too much for you, Volkswagen can happily deliver your Golf with black leather seats instead, for a fee of course. Regular Golf drivers will feel instantly at home here and then go about playing a game of spot the GTI bits. They include a sports steering wheel with red stitching and a GTI face plate, a black roof lining and some rather 'Hamburg night club' red ambience lighting. There's also a bespoke gear lever and instrument cluster, GTI trim strips and stainless steel pedal caps. It's just enough to make the GTI feel special inside without going too over the top.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £26,000 for a three-door manual Golf GTI which is a premium of around £500 over its diesel-powered sibling, the 184PS Golf GTD. The Performance Pack option we're looking at here adds £995 to the standard price. Tempted by the DSG twin-clutch transmission? I can see why you might be although you'll need to budget £1,400 for that particular upgrade, which means that before you've started thinking about bigger alloy wheels, the Performance Pack or the Dynamic Chassis Control, you're already north of £28,000 for a five-door GTI. As you can see, it's fairly easy to specify one to over £30,000 where the Golf runs into the immovable object that is the BMW M135i; 306PS worth of rear-wheel drive magic from Munich that has landed a haymaker that the hot hatch division is taking some time to recover from. Whichever GTI version you choose, you'll get a 5.8-inch colour touch screen front and centre on the dash, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, an MDI interface for connecting iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers.

Cost of Ownership

The Performance Pack option has virtually no impact on efficiency and when it comes to a performance versus efficiency equation, the Golf GTI is genuinely tough to beat. Choose the manual gearbox and you'll manage a very respectable 47.1mpg while emitting just 139g/km. That's very good going for a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 220PS. By contrast if you wanted a little more power in the shape of a Ford Focus ST, you'd have to put up with 39.2mpg economy and 169g/km emissions. To put in perspective quite how impressive the Golf's efficiency is, consider that the Renaultsport Clio 200, a less powerful car that campaigns in the class below can only manage 44.8 miles from a gallon of petrol and will emit 144 grammes of CO2 for every kilometre travelled. So despite this Mk7 GTI being bigger and better equipped than its predecessor, it's also lighter and more efficient. Thanks to that MQB chassis, it manages to shave around 100kgs from the weight of its predecessor. You also get fuel saving features such as stop/start and smarter aerodynamics. Do bear in mind that if you opt for the DSG gearbox, you will record marginally worse figures but 44.1mpg and 148g/km aren't too bad. That is up one VED taxation band though.

Summary

Whenever we test sporting cars we usually look for superlatives. Pitching compromise is a whole lot harder. The Golf GTI might be an automotive icon but in all the dynamic measures that matter to hot hatch drivers such as 0-60 times, top speed, circuit lap times, lateral grip, braking performance and so on, it never really worries the class best. Despite that, this is a car that earns an unqualified recommendation, especially in Performance Pack form. Why? Because it's a car that instead of concentrating on making big numbers, it just works as a road car. It's hugely accomplished, feels even more expensive than its asking price, and makes most of its rivals look a bit juvenile. There is, of course, a flipside to all of this. Despite being quick enough for most, it's not the most exciting car in the world to drive. Some have driven the car and felt that it might even be a little too accomplished. I disagree. The Golf GTI never imposes its personality on you and long after the novelty of some more puppyish rivals have worn off, the GTI will always feel a class act.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£354.15
Deposit£4398
Term (months)60
Cash price£21,988
Credit amount£17,590
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£25,648
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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