2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI Photos and Details

The GTI version of the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf is only days away, as the German manufacturer is getting ready to launch the vehicle on the domestic market within a few days. The rest of the European continent will have to wait until after Easter, while North America and Asia will not see it on their streets until late summer, reported.

The new GTI is powered by a 2.0l TSI engine, which develops some 210 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. According to Volkswagen, this engine is a new powerplant, from the "EA888" generation of engines.

The unit uses modified pistons and piston rings, a regulated oil pump, a new vacuum pump, a new high-pressure fuel pump and a new mass airflow sensor, all of them setting it apart from the first development stage of the 'EA888."

The 2.0l, which hits 100 km/hour in 6.9 seconds will be controlled via a standard six speed manual gearbox (optionally, the GTI comes equipped with a 6 speed dual clutch transmission- DSG). The GTI is able of reaching 240 km/hour (149 mph). To get there, the car accelerates from 80 to 120 km/hour in 7.5 seconds (using the fifth gear) or 9.5 seconds (using the sixth gear).

The most innovative feature of the GTI is the possibility of upgrading the chassis with an adaptive frame adjustment system, reported. Available on request, the system can be used to select three riding stances for the GTI: Normal, Comfort and Sport.

From the visual standpoint, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI doesn't bring many innovations compared to the concept presented at the 2008 Paris Auto Show. Some 99.9 percent identical, as we previously reported after seeing the leaked photo of the new GTI at the beginning of February, courtesy of the Volkswagen UK website.
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