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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

The fastest green Golf was launched at the same moment with its siblings running on gasoline or diesel.

The GTE version is a mix of gasoline and electricity, with the same power as the GTI but less noisy and more ecological.

Maybe the 2020 GTI generation will be the last performance hot-hatch gasoline from Volkswagen. The connection with the cult-car is made via the GTE: a greener, more efficient and economical vehicle. There are some differences on the outside between the GTI and GTE.

First of all, the red-thin line that spans across the front grille toward the hood and sides on the GTI is blue for the GTE. Maybe VW saved the “green” line for a future all-electric hot-hatch. To emphasize that the plug-in is more environmentally friendly, the GTE doesn't have any exhaust pipes visible on the rear, while the GTI and GTD each show two pipes.

The plug-in hybrid drive of the Golf GTE comprises of a 1.4-liter TSI (turbo gasoline direct injected) engine and an electric motor. The total output power leads to 245 hp, the same as for the GTI, but with bigger torque. The GTE has 400 Nm (295 lb.-ft), while the GTI has 370 Nm (272 lb.ft). Transmission is made via a 6-speed DSG (double-clutch) gearbox.

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VOLKSWAGEN Golf VIII GTE 2020 - Present
  1 hybrid engine
  • 1.4L TSI 6AT (245 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Golf VIII GTE 1.4L TSI 6AT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L TSI 6AT (245 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ 5000-6000 RPM
150 HP @ 5000-6000 RPM
148 BHP @ 5000-6000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1500-3500 RPM
250 Nm @ 1500-3500 RPM
Electrical motor power
85 kw (116 hp)
Total maximum power
180.2 kw (245 hp)
Total maximum torque
295 lb-ft (400 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
139 mph (224 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
167.2 in (4247 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
57.3 in (1455 mm)
Front/rear Track
61/61 in (1,549/1,549 mm)
Wheelbase
103.8 in (2637 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.275
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
13 kWh
Range
37.3 miles (60.0 km)
Notes
Notice
All electric speed: 130 Km/h
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