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Brand New 69 Plate Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI 245 GTI Performance 5dr DSG

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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
Active information display - 12.3" high resolution TFT displayBluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightDriver alert system
Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modesMultifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Progressive steeringPush tank flap
Rear view cameraSpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysisUnique GTI instrument cluster
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

Composition media systemDAB Digital radio receiver
Driver Personalisation profile selectionMP3/WMA compatability
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connectionPremium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
SMS FunctionalityUSB and SD card connectivity
Volkswagen media control 

Exterior Features

3D-LED tinted rear light clusters with indicator sweep functionBlack front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insert
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Body colour rear roof spoilerElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Extended sill strips flaredFront and rear unique GTI badging in red
Fully galvanised bodyGTI logo in red on front and back
GTI logo lettering on front wings on right and leftHeated rear windscreen
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyHoneycomb front air intake - Black
Honeycomb radiator grille with red stripeLED daytime running lights incorporating red stripe
LED front fog lightsLED headlights with dynamic light assist
Rear fog lampRear number plate lights incorporating LED technology
Rear window aerialRear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Reflectors in all doorsRemote electrically foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passengers door mirror
Shiny black aerofoil downsideTwin exhaust tailpipe
Uniquely shaped front/rear bumpersWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2Black decorative sleeve on gear handles
Black headliningBlack rear diffuser with chrome exhaust tailpipes in left and right
Black roof liningClimate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
Cooled gloveboxDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIlluminated door sills
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInstrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
Interior light delayIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Leather gear knob and handbrake gripLoad through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Luggage compartment lightingOverhead storage box
Stainless steel pedalsStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doorsStowable luggage compartment cover
Sun visorsThree spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with GTI logo and red stitching including gearknob gaiter
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable 

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - GolfConvenience Pack - Golf
Light and Sight pack - GolfMirror pack - Golf

Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsAirbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)Automatic post collision braking system
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakesLarger diameter brake discs and GTI logo on red brake calipers
Pre crash preventive occupant protectionThree point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
Tyre pressure loss indicator 

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console and front centre armrest 

Technical

Anti-tramp functionBattery regeneration during braking
Lowered sports suspensionMechanical limited slip differential

Trim

Chrome plated air vent surroundChrome plated electric mirror adjustment switch surround
Chrome-plated light switch surroundHoneycomb black decorative inserts
Piano black decorative inserts in centre consoleTumbler decorative inserts

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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)143Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDLBA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max37.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min37.7 

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power245
Coin DescriptionTSI 245Coin SeriesGTI Performance
Generation Mark7Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0733E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.2Engine Power - BHP245
Engine Power - KW180Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT273
Engine Torque - MKG37.7Engine Torque - NM370
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed154

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1492Length4258
Wheelbase2620Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1890
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight550Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1340No. 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

The improved seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI gets more power. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has upped its game in the face of increasing competition and offers up to 245PS, plus there are smarter looks, a classier cabin and improved media connectivity. Though little of the original GTI DNA remains, it's a very complete hot hatch indeed.

Background

Before Volkswagen dreamed up the Golf GTI, there was no such thing as a 'hot hatchback'. Now the phrase has entered everyday parlance and virtually any manufacturer that has a hatchback also has a hot one - or a warm one at the very least. It was 1976 when the original version of this car was born and since then, through seven generations and with the help of countless imitators, it has brought performance, handling and fun to the masses on an unprecedented scale. The current Golf GTI is the mark seven and by rights, it should be the best yet. But does that mean 'best of breed' or 'best in class'? This car, after all, may define the hot hatch genre but it's rarely been recognised as the most accomplished car in its sector. Hence Volkswagen's efforts to improve the current version, which now gets smarter looks and more powerful engines. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

The big news for enthusiasts is that this GTI continues to be available in two different power outputs. Before, the standard car offered 220PS and there was a 230PS GTI Performance model. Now, Volkswagen has upped these outputs, so the normal version gets 230PS and the GTI Performance model features 245PS. Expect that to be enough to get you from rest to 62mph in only a fraction over 6s. As before, the GTI Performance variant also gets bigger brakes and an electronically controlled mechanical front axle differential lock for improved cornering. Both cars get a 'progressive steering' system which means low effort at parking speeds but a smooth, natural feel when moving from small steering angles to larger ones at speed, something that has often escaped designers of modern electrically-assisted steering systems. A six-speed gearbox is fitted as standard to both cars, with the option of a six-gear DSG twin-clutch transmission for those who don't fancy a clutch pedal. If you like the GTI look but want to optimise frugality, a GTD diesel variant using a 2.0 TDI 184PS powerplant continues to be offered.

Design and Build

The first thing you'll notice about this revised Golf GTI is probably its slightly sleeker front end. There are full-LED headlamps and the air intakes at either corner of the front bumper have been restyled too. Jewel-like LED tail lamps are now standard too, with smart animated flowing indicators too. Otherwise, things are much as before - which means that there's a choice between three or five-door hatch bodystyles, both of which sit on the Volkswagen Group's light, stiff and very sophisticated MQB chassis. There's no doubt that this is a seriously good looking car these days. Some of the detailing is quite exquisite. Red, black and white production paint finishes hark back to the Eighties heyday of the Golf GTI, while the big roof spoiler is neatly integrated to the roof line and door pillars. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is a delight, with a circular hub and a deep dish with audio, telephone and cruise control buttons mounted on two of its three spokes. The dash is finished in an interesting capping which at first looks a little like carbon fibre but is in fact a technical finish that manages to escape the essential cheesiness of fake carbon. There's also a set of drilled pedals and a big alloy foot rest.

Market and Model

The GTI is offered in three and five door guises. Prices start at around £28,000 and there's a premium of around £700 if you want the five-door bodystyle and it's around £1,500 more if you want DSG auto transmission. Pay a further £1,000 to get the extra 15PS promised by the 'GT Perfrmance Pack' version and you'd have to wonder why someone would pay nearly £32,000 for a Golf R, though that car does offer 310PS and 4WD. All GTI variants come with air-conditioning, Driver Alert system, seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. A key change with this revised model lies with media connectivity. Previously, GTI customers had the choice of 6.5 or 8-inch screens, depending on the options chosen. Now, these have been replaced by more sophisticated 8 and 9.2-inch screens. As you'd expect, the biggest 'Discover Pro' monitor is the more sophisticated of the bunch, this being the first Volkswagen infotainment system to offer both touch and voice-command operation, with gesture control in addition to proximity sensors. Your dealer will also want to tell you about the clever 'Media Control' app that can be used if your Golf's infotainment set-up incorporates a wi-fi hotspot. Passengers simply connect in their 'phones or tablets via the app, then the entertainment system can be operated from anywhere in the car. As you'd expect, there's full 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' compatibility so you can link in your smartphone and use your favourite apps in-car. And we like the new 'Security & Service' package that can automatically alert the emergency services in the event of a breakdown or an accident, book servicing and even advise you if the car is driven beyond a certain area, should you lend it out.

Cost of Ownership

All versions of the GTI are equipped with Stop/Start as standard and are built around the relatively lightweight MQB chassis. The upshot of this, good aerodynamics and a host of other detail improvements is a fuel consumption figure of close to 50mpg for the 230PS model, which is much better than older GTIs used to manage. Emissions are also very well controlled, this model emitting just 148g/km. Choosing the six-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox doesn't affect fuel consumption.

Summary

This current Volkswagen Golf GTI is a different car to the original. It has grown up, become more refined, smarter and, yes, better in virtually every regard. It doesn't need to constantly remind its customers of its roots. Time has moved on and it is what it is. And what it is is the go-to car if you want a quality hot hatch. Yes, it now campaigns in the upper echelons pricewise but the value proposition nevertheless looks good, with this improved Mk 7 model promising some really strong residual values that take the edge off the cost of ownership. Volkswagen hasn't forgotten about driving enjoyment as the Golf enters middle age. This one's still got the chops to entertain with its clever front axle diff lock signalling that this isn't just for people who merely want the most expensive Golf. There are some formidable vehicles in the hot hatch division, but the Golf GTI almost campaigns in its own sub niche. It's all about authenticity, something true hot hatch buyers don't need unsubtle history lessons to understand.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
90%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£349
Deposit£2900
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.89%
Cash price£30,295
Credit amount£25,395
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£12,368.72
Total amount payable£34,030.72
Volkswagen deposit£2000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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