Going on to describe the GTI “as an agile, raw, efficient and high-tech compact sportscar”, the Wolfsburg-based firm confirmed the newcomer is powered by an EA888 (evo4) 2.0-litre turbocharged and direct-injection 4-cylinder engine with peak outputs of 180 kW and 370 Nm of torque; don't be worried, fanboys, there will definitely be hotter versions to come! A 6-speed manual gearbox (MQ350) is standard in the Europen market, but we believe the local GTI will be exclusively equipped with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission gearbox (DQ381 DSG).
Golf 8 GTI FeaturedWritten by Super User
As the clock counts down to the opening of the Geneva Show, Volkswagen has already shown its Touareg R and followed it up with a media release about the Golf 8 GTI, GTE and GTD. As is often the case with pre-show information, technical details (including performance details) of the new GTI are still thin at this stage, but the marketing machine is in full swing: “Newly designed and engineered, (the Golf GTI) is fully digitalized and networked. Put simply, it’s a Golf GTI that’s perfect for the modern era,” the company claims.
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