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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

Volkswagen introduced the Golf's fifth generation on the market in 2003, and, in the following year, the carmaker brought the most-wanted version: the GTI.

The first generation of the Golf used the GTI version for its sportiest version. Later on, the carmaker introduced special versions such as the R32, which offered more power. But the GTI badge remained the most respectable among Golf's fans, and the 2004 model was no exception.

Volkswagen knew that teenagers from the '70s when it launched the first GTI were already parents by 2004 and needed more room and comfort for their families. Thus, it was no wonder that it offered the GTI with a five-door shape and brought more comfort for its occupants without cutting the performance or thrills. Regardless of the body version, all Golf's V GTIs sported a different aerodynamic package than the rest of the range. At the front, it featured a lower apron with a deeply sculptured grille in the middle and two side-pods for the fog-lights. The lower part of the grille was decorated with a red stripe and a chromed GTI badge. It featured a dual chromed exhaust on the side and a roof spoiler at the top of the tailgate in the rear.

Inside, Volkswagen installed high-bolstered bucket-seats with GTI lettering embroidered in the headrests. Exclusively for this version, the Golf sported a GTI badge on the steering wheel's lower spoke. In the back, the five-door GTI featured Isofix anchoring points for child seats on the split-folding bench.

Under the hood, the carmaker installed a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a direct fuel injection system. It paired it either to a six-speed manual or to a six-speed automatic (dual-clutch) DSG transmission.

VOLKSWAGEN Golf V GTI 5 Doors 2004 - 2008 9 Photos
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VOLKSWAGEN Golf V GTI 5 Doors 2004 - 2008
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.0L TFSI 6MT (200 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Golf V GTI 5 Doors 2.0L TFSI 6MT (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TFSI 6MT (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
147 KW @ 5100 RPM
200 HP @ 5100 RPM
197 BHP @ 5100 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.1 in (4219 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.6/60.2 in (1,539/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
101.6 in (2581 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2952 lbs (1339 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4188.8 lbs (1900 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)
Highway
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Combined
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
192 g/km
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