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Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance

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28th April, 2014

The Golf GTI line-up in Australia is now complemented by a new, heightened performance model. Adding to the seventh generation Golf GTI’s list of performance and comfort-based features, the new VW Golf GTI Performance comes standard with unique visual and technical equipment, setting it apart from the regular GTI.

Extended performance features

On its exterior, the Golf GTI Performance differs from the standard GTI by its GTI logo on the front brake callipers. The brake package for the GTI Performance has been upgraded along with the increased engine output (169kW), the ventilated brakes discs are 28mm larger at 340mm, while the rear discs are now also ventilated and 10mm larger at 310mm in diameter. Technical features of the Golf GTI Performance also include a newly developed front differential lock.

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Front differential lock

An electronically controlled mechanical front differential lock is being used exclusively in the Golf GTI Performance. To date, Volkswagen is the only car maker to utilise an electronically controlled differential lock in a front-wheel drive production model. Compared to purely mechanical locks, the front differential lock integrated in the Golf GTI Performance has a variable degree of locking and comprehensive interfaces to ESP, EDL and XDL functions.

Additional standard features

Adding a higher level of specification above the standard Golf GTI, the GTI Performance comes exclusively with a six-speed DSG transmission, and is instantly recognisable with a range of luxury and convenience features as standard. Bi-Xenon headlights, dark tinted LED tail lights, tinted glass and 19-inch “Santiago” alloy wheels give the GTI Performance’s exterior a sporty look, while the GTI Performance’s interior receives sports seats featuring the newly designed “Clark” tartan, with the addition of race-style Alcantara trim on the head restraint and side bolsters, completing the nod to over 35 years of GTI history. (copyright image)
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance $48,490*


Metallic/Pearl effect paint $500*
Leather appointed upholstery $3,150*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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