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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mark VI Prices and Specifications Australia MY10

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mark VI Prices and Specifications MY10 September 2009

Model Model Code Manufacturers List Price
• Golf GTI 3 Door 6 speed Manual 5K19V22/10 $38,990
• Golf GTI 3 Door 6 speed DSG 5K19V32/10 $41,490
• Golf GTI 5 Door 6 speed Manual 5K19V2/10 $40,490
• Golf GTI 5 Door 6 speed DSG 5K19V3/10 $42,990
Technical Information Summary
Engine type: 4 cylinder inline direct injection turbocharged (TSI) petrol engine
Displacement: 2.0 Litre/1984 cm³
Max. power: 155 @ 5300 – 6200 rpm
Max. torque: 280 @ 1700 – 5200 rpm
Acceleration: 6.9 seconds 0-100km/h (manual & DSG)
Fuel consumption: 7.7L/100km, combined (manual)
ADR 81/02 7.6L/100km, combined (DSG)

Key Specification Summary
• Front, driver’s knee, front side and curtain airbags, front & rear (7)
• ABS, EDL, ASR, ESP, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA) (with DSG) and XDL*
• GTI body styling
• Anti-theft alarm system
• Front fog lights
• 17“ Denver alloy wheels (4)*
• Cruise control
• Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
• Dual zone automatic climate control air conditioning
• Multi-function leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles (with DSG)*
• Front and rear centre armrests
• RCD510 6 disc CD changer with touch screen, SD card slot and auxiliary input audio socket
• ‘Black stripe’ decorative trim* and aluminium pedals
• Front GTI sports seats with height and lumbar adjustment*
• Remote central locking, power windows and power/heated door mirrors
• Rain sensing wipers and automatically dimming rear-view mirror
• Automatic headlights, daytime driving lights and coming/leaving home function

Option Order Code Retail Price
• Metallic / Pearl Effect paint MP/PE $700
• Electric glass sunroof PS5 $1,900
• RNS510 satellite navigation system R2A $2,500
• Dynaudio 300W premium audio system RHF $1,300
• RNS510 with Dynaudio 300W premium audio R2D $3,800
• Media Device Interface (MDI) UF6 $270
• Park Assist WDB $1,400
• Rear View Camera (RVC) 7X9 $500
• Park Assist with Rear View Camera (RVC) WDC $1,900
• Adaptive chassis control PDD $1,500
• Vienna leather upholstery WL2 $3,300
• Electrically adjustable driver‘s seat (5 door and WL2 only) PB3 $600
• Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights PXR $2,000
• Detroit 18“ alloy wheels (4)* PJ6 $1,200
• Dark tinted rear side and rear window glass 4KF $400

Exterior Paint and Interior Trim Colours

  • Tornado Red – G2G2
  • Candy White – B4B4
  • Reflex Silver Metallic – 8E8E
  • Carbon Steel Grey Metallic – 1K1K
  • Deep Black Pearl Effect – 2T2T
  • Black ‘Jacky’ sports cloth – XE
  • Black Vienna leather – QW (with WL2)
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Differences between the GTI Mark V and Mark VI engine

EA113 Engines (AXX->) EA888 Engines (CAW->)
Configuration 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) water cooled inline 4 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) water cooled inline 4
Bore/Stroke bore 82.5 mm/stroke 92.8 mm bore 82.5 mm/stroke 92.8 mm
Head 10.5:1 compression ratio, belt driven camshaft, continuous adjusting intake, 9.6:1 compression ratio, chain driven camshaft, continuous adjusting intake, two-stage valvelift inlet valve lift variable control*2
Block 88 mm cylinder spacing,  grey cast iron (CG25) 88 mm cylinder spacing, 33 kg grey cast iron (GJL 250)
Crankcase two chain driven counter-rotating balancing shafts suppressing second degree free inertial forces and oil-pump two chain driven counter-rotating balancing shafts suppressing second degree free inertial forces and oil-pump
Crankshaft eight counterweights, 58 mm diameter main bearings
Fuel System Gasoline, Fuel Stratified Injection, up to 115 bar, high-pressure pump driven by a fourfold cam on the exhaust camshaft, stainless steel high-pressure lines, dual injection at the admission and compression stroke Gasoline, Fuel Stratified Injection, up to 150 bar, six-hole injectors, high-pressure pump driven by a fourfold cam on the exhaust camshaft, stainless steel high-pressure lines, dual injection at the admission and compression stroke
ECU Bosch MED 9.1 Bosch MED 17
Aspiration Borg Warner K03 watercooled turbocharger, intercooler, charge movement flaps controlling combustion chamber air movement Borg Warner K03 watercooled turbocharger, intercooler, charge movement flaps controlling combustion chamber air movement
Exhaust ceramic primary catalytic converter and ceramic close-coupled catalytic converter ceramic primary catalytic converter and ceramic close-coupled catalytic converter
Size 652mm length, 648mm wide, 666mm high
Weight 152kg
Production Dates Production started 3/2008
Output 136 kW (185 PS) at 6000 rpm, 270 Nm (199 ft·lbf) from 1800 to 5000 rpm (SEAT León)


132 kW (179 PS; 177 hp) from 4,200 to 6,000 rpm, 320 N·m (240 ft·lbf) from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm (SEAT León)
147 kW (200 PS) at 5,100 to 6,000 rpm, 280 Nm from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm (GTI, A3, TT, Passat, Octavia VRS, Seat Leon FR)


154KW (210 PS; 207hp) from 5,300 to 6,200 rpm, 280 Nm (206 ft-lbt) from 1,700 to 5200 rpm (GTI)
169 kW (230 PS), 300 Nm from 2,250 to 5,200 rpm (Edition 30, Pirelli)


155 kW (211 PS; 208 hp) from 4,300 to 6,000 rpm, 350 N·m (260 ft·lbf) from 1,500 to 4,200rpm (A4,A5,Q5)
177 kW (240 PS) at 5,700 to 6,300 rpm, 330 Nm at 2,200 to 5,500 rpm (Seat León Cupra)


195 kW (265 PS) at 6,000 rpm, 350 Nm from 2500 to 5000 rpm (S3)


*1 these versions have stronger pistons pins and new rings, reinforced connecting rods, new bearings, reinforced cylinder block at the main-bearing pedestals and cap, new, lightweight aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head for high temperature resistance and strength, adjusted exhaust camshaft timing, increased cross-section high-pressure injectors, 1.2 bar boost pressure turbocharger with larger turbine and compression rotor.

*2 132kw and 154kw engines (non Audi) do not have variable valve lift

Volkswagen Golf R32

VW Golf R32 
Press Release from VW August 2005

vw_r32_01It was the most powerful Golf ever. The Golf R32 powered by a 177 kW (241 bhp) engine was first launched in August 2002. Not only was it one of the hottest cars on the road, it also sold like hot cakes: three times as many R32’s were sold than originally planned. These are excellent prospects for its successor.

Now comes a new R32 based on the Golf V generation. This time it packs 184 kW (250 bhp) under the bonnet; the permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive again promises excellent roadholding. The new model will see its world premiere at the 59th Frankfurt Motor Show (15 to 25 September). Presales in Germany start on 19 August. Market launch will be at the end of September. Prices for the new Golf R32 start at €32,200.

From the outside, the best Golf ever is not only recognisable by the R32 logo. Similar to its predecessor, the new top Golf has a design and equipment all of its own. The Golf R32 has a top speed of 250 km/h and comes either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or the optional dual clutch gearbox (DSG). Equipped with the DSG the “R32” is even faster: 6.2 instead 6.5 seconds from 0-100 km/h. Despite all this, the model is unusually easy to handle.

From the front, the new R32 generation is immediately recognisable by its unique aluminium-effect shield-shaped radiator grille. At the top of the grille are double aluminium cross struts. Under the number plate there is another central air scoop for the powerful 3.2-litre V6 engine. Two more large openings on each side of the shield-shaped radiator grille are intended for fresh air supply. As opposed to all other Golfs, there are air ducts at the bottom and on either side of the fully painted front bumper. The lines of the air duct continue into the side skirt all the way along to the rear bumper.

The rear of the Golf R32 is also designed as a fully painted bumper. Only the middle section in the shape of a diffuser is in black. The two round tailpipes made of polished stainless steel are placed centrally next to each other and are integrated prominently in the rear bumper. A glance at the outline of the Golf R32 shows the 18-inch light-alloy wheels (type “Zolder“). They are fitted with 20 spokes and continue the design theme of the first R32 wheel. The spokes still allow glimpses of what lies behind them: brake calipers painted blue. They come with 345 mm (diameter) discs at the front and 310 mm at the rear.

The 225/40 tyres bear the Y-pattern tread for high-speed tyres up to 300 km/h. A large-size rear spoiler makes sure that the rear wheels stay firmly on the road. The fact that the wheel-tyre combination sits snugly in the wheel housings is partly due to the 18-inch wheel size but also to the specially tuned sports running gear that is lower by 20 millimetres.

The sporty concept of the Golf R32 is a theme that permeates the entire vehicle. Take the interior, for example. There are distinctive instruments, sports seats, pedals in aluminium look and special applications that emphasise the sporty nature of the Golf. The sports steering wheel, with perforated leather along the grip area, and the R32 gear shift knob lie firmly in the hand.

As opposed to the more purist style of the Golf GTI, the R32 top model boasts a dazzling array of standard equipment at no extra price, such as automatic air conditioning (Climatronic), the RCD 300 audio system with ten loudspeakers, anti-theft alarm system plus, multifunction display, automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror, rain sensor, tyre pressure monitor and the complete safety programme comprising six airbags, ESP and brake assistant. The standard bi-xenon headlights light up the night like day.

The Golf range: The Golf tops the new registration statistics in Europe. Not only that: no other car in this segment offers so many different engines. With the introduction of the Golf R32 the model range now stretches from 55 kW (75 bhp) to 184 kW (250 bhp). Including the R32-V6, there are ten engines on offer – six petrol and four diesel. This year two more interesting engines will be added to the Golf range. The Golf remains an exciting car to watch.

Text and photos courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Golf

VW Golf  

vw_golf_01The Golf, the most successful German car of all time, reaches its fifth model generation in the autumn of 2003. Its design and technical features are more supreme, more dynamic than ever before. The new model will be recognised immediately as the latest version of a truly original concept, the ‘Golf class’. The styling, with its characteristic C-post, powerfully shaped rear end, emphatically sporting nose and muscular, wedge-shaped outline, communicates a new, supremely dynamic personality.

Ever since a model bearing this name was first introduced almost thirty years ago, the Golf has been as unique as a one’s own fingerprint. One of the secrets of its worldwide success (more than 22 million Golfs have so far been sold) is that Volkswagen, when it produced a direct successor to the Beetle, created an ‘original’ that resists imitation. For four generations now, the design has been perfected and updated, but it has always represented a stylistic image of its time. The fifth Golf model that is about to be launched retains this unique character but is also the biggest step forward so far in the evolution of this model, both visually and technically. The design team has given the new Golf a even more sharply focused dynamic character that also sets new emotive accents.

The front-end styling is new in every detail, and optimised for low aerodynamic drag. Another unmistakable feature are the twin circular headlights with the glass tapering toward the centre of the car and with horizontal flashing turn indicators in “Phaeton” style. Above the headlights, the side panels now rise more in a more pronounced curve than before and as part of the opening section of the engine hood, create a slightly V-shaped outline together with the radiator grille, that emphasises the dynamic character of this new Volkswagen even more.

The rear of the body is styled in an equally powerful manner: the rear body shoulders emphasise the Golf’s strong visual presence, the bold rear lights with their twin circular elements are another immediately recognisable feature of current Volkswagen design. Half of each rear light cluster is incorporated into the tailgate, which is neatly laid out, with a large rear window that ensures a good view to the rear and, together with the side windows extending back as far as the C-post, for visual lightness and elegance. The overall effect is an emotive one that makes the new Golf seem even more agile and dynamic than any of the previous model generations.

Equipment and décor – perfection down to the smallest detail

This dynamic image is possessed by every version of the new Golf, which as a high-volume model will debut with two- or four-door body styles and be available with Trendline, Comfortline or Sportline decor. Common to all these versions is a very full luxury and safety specification including six airbags, five head restraints (of active pattern for the front seats), lap-and-shoulder seat belts, a new type of safety steering column and a pedal assembly that yields to minimise the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Every detail of the design has been perfectly solved: the controls for instance, are easily understood and ergonomically correct in their positioning; all functional levels have been kept separate to avoid confusion, and the switches and pushbuttons can be operated intuitively. An example of this is the optional Climatronic automatic air conditioning, which has separate controls for the driver and front passenger: if the car is reversed, it switches to the recirculated-air mode. If the windscreen washer is operated, the intelligent control system interrupts the fresh-air supply immediately. The seats are another good example: they are of entirely new design, for maximum occupant comfort, and Volkswagen is also the first manufacturer to offer a car in this market segment with the option of four-way electric lumbar support (integrated into the electrically adjustable seat) and also an independent heater for use when the car is at a standstill. In addition to the 60 : 40 split rear seat backs, which can be folded down as a standard feature, an optional front passenger’s seat back that folds forward can also be obtained for maximum load-carrying capacity.

The body – a new value standard

The body itself is wider than before (1,759 mm / + 24 mm) and also higher (1,483 mm / + 39 mm) and longer (4,204 mm / + 57 mm); it therefore provided distinctly more interior space, particularly in the rear-seat area (+ 65 mm legroom, + 24 mm headroom at the rear and + 8 mm at the front. The luggage compartment now holds 347 litres and the interior length has gone up by 54 mm. These gains move the Golf nearer to the next-higher passenger-car category, but in doing so also serve to emphasise its classless character. This is even more true of the standard of quality it achieves, which is unique in this market segment. The bodyshell’s static rigidity value is an impressive 80 % (!) higher and thus superior to any of the new Golf’s competitors.

Suspension – extreme agility and safety

Volkswagen has given the Golf’s new, dynamic safety suspension settings that are at the same time sporty and comfortable. At the front, the spring strut suspension layout has been optimised in many areas, to ensure accurate directional guidance and stability. At the rear, a new multi-link suspension layout has been developed. The handling and ride quality have been perfected by a completely new and highly innovative form of electro-mechanical power steering, which not only provides a degree of power assistance that matches the car’s road speed, but also makes a big contribution to straight-line precision. Standard features on the new Golf are the latest ESP electronic stabilisation programme and a Brake Assist device, to guarantee maximum stability and retention of the chosen line when cornering and braking. The brake system, with optimised cooling, forms a reliable basis for excellent stopping distances. In the sum of all these positive features, the Golf’s chassis and suspension represents an unparalleled blend of ride comfort to a standard normally only associated with a much larger car, excellent steering response and road behaviour.

The power train – with innovative direct injection

The power train also provides ample evidence of Volkswagen’s technological leadership. The keyword here is direct fuel injection. Taking the TDI diesel engines as an example, the supreme new power unit in this area is the 2.0 TDI, which develops 103 kW (140 PS). It is a high-torque four-cylinder unit with four valves per cylinder, driving the wheels through a new six-speed gearbox or with the option of the direct-shift gearbox (also with six speeds). Volkswagen was the first manufacturer worldwide to introduce this type of gearbox, in its Golf R32 DSG model. Then there are the FSI engines: this abbreviation is used for the units with direct petrol injection. The 1.6 FSI, rated at 85 kW (115 PS), has already proved successful in the Touran and is now to be available in the Golf. Here too, a six-speed gearbox is standard equipment, but the driver can, as an optional extra, leave the gear changes to a smooth, efficient six-sped automatic transmission. The new Golf will be launched with a choice of four power units – two petrol engines (55 kW / 75 PS and the 1.6 FSI with an output of 85 kW (115 PS), and two TDI diesels (77 kW / 105 PS or 103 kW / 140 PS). All Golf engines comply with the EU 4 exhaust emission standard. Four further engines will be launched slightly later, including two FSI units and an SDI diesel. In due course, additional engine options at the top end of the power-output scale will also become available. Delivery of cars with the automatic transmission and DSG options will start early in 2004.

Text and photos courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Golf Plus

VW Golf Plus

Press Release from VW December 2004

vw_plus_01Volkswagen is expanding its model spectrum with a new Golf dimension: the Golf Plus. A second, an additional, a different Golf. With added extras in terms of bodywork and seating height, interior space, variability and functionality. Tailored, point by point, to the needs of our time. Premièred for the first time ever at the Bologna Motorshow. Market début in Germany: end of January 2005. The Golf Plus is positioned as a progressive all-round vehicle of a new vehicle generation.

Higher than the Golf and lower than the Touran 

Dimensions and Design: Although instantly recognisable as a Golf on first sight, the stylistic details overflow with independence and open up a completely new Golf perspective. The starting point? The height: with its 1.58 metres, the Golf Plus surpasses the Golf by exactly 95 millimetres, but remains 5.4 centimetres below the Touran. The Golf Plus is immediately recognisable as a Golf through the characteristic radiator grille, the front wing and the bonnet, the C-pillar, the bumper and the large hatch back design. For the Golf Plus is a further developed version of the original Golf design and no mere reflection. The designers of the Golf Plus re-created doors, bonnet, bumper, wing, roof, headlights and tail-lights for the new model. 

Multi-functional seating system 
Perfection in Detail: The cleverly-designed Golf Plus fittings include, among other things, a rear seating system which can be shifted lengthways by 160 millimetres by means of a new folding kinematic system. This method automatically causes the seating area to be lowered as soon as the backs of the asymmetrically adjustable, divisible seats have been folded down; resulting in a nearly level storage area. Up to 43 possibilities for storage and attachment and a height-adjustable storage surface in the boot (with dual-position adjustment) pave an easier way through automobile everyday life.

Variable middle back seat: If you don’t require the middle seat as such, but could use it for additional storage space, you can just put down the back, and a table with drinks holders appears simultaneously. If desired, this can be transformed into the middle arm-rest with the help of an inserted module. The third variation on this theme: the arm rest becomes a large multi-functional box, again via module insertion.

Seating height: The differences between Golf and Golf Plus perhaps become most visible as regards the seating positions. In contrast to the Golf, the “Plus” version proves significantly more upright wherever you happen to be placed. Moreover, a total of 1.007 millimetres inner height in front ensure that even the tallest of us can banish all fears of making unwanted contact with the roof lining; and at the rear the corresponding measurement is still a spacious 976 millimetres.

Completely newly-designed interior with independent fittings 
Interior: When casting an eye over the interior, it becomes clear, as is the case with the bodywork, that Volkswagen has succeeded in putting what is, in many respects, a completely new car on the road. For example, the development department created a new fittings support system tailored to the vehicle’s increased height. These wide-ranging modifications run through the entire interior, affecting gear tunnel and console, middle arm-rest and passenger area, door trims and seating.

Boot: The boot storage capacity can be varied between a minimum of 395 litres and a maximum of 505 litres, this depending on the way the rear seats are placed – comprehensible when you envisage the unlimited use of all five seats. If the rear seat backs are completely lowered, you are presented with up to 1,450 litres storage capacity. The floor of the boot also proves flexible and adjustable. Raised to the higher of two levels, an expansive storage space opens up beneath it.

Rear Seat Entertainment: In the vehicle’s top-of-the-range version with arm-rest, the console between the front seats offers a coolable storage compartment (in the case of air conditioned vehicles) and the possibility to integrate the optional CD-changer or DVD player from the Rear Seat Entertainment range from Volkswagen Individual. Another optional innovation in the Golf class: the middle console can be ordered with a 230 volt connector, capable of recharging your laptop’s storage battery or other devices.

Design Lines: Like the Golf, the Golf Plus will also be available in design lines Trendline, Comfortline und Sportline. The Trendline model only marks the creative start. The Comfortline version offers a plus in terms of exclusivity. In contrast, the Golf Plus Sportline is dynamism personified. Air conditioning is standard with Golf Plus Comfortline and Sportline models.

LED-tail-lights and active curve lights 

Active and passive safety: Apart from ESP and various airbags, an added safety standard making its début in the Golf class is the particularly quick-response integrated LED tail-lights. And during the first half of 2005, the Golf Plus will also be available with active curve lights, whose beams always follow the street radius.

Let’s start with…four engines – two petrol, two diesel 

Engines: In its opening phases, the Golf Plus will be available with two petrol and two diesel engines (TDI). The basis is formed by the 1.4 l petrol engine with 55 kW / 75 h.p., with the 1.6 FSI – with homogenous direct petrol injection, capable of 85 kW / 115 h.p. and designed for use with 95 ROZ super fuel. The two TDI can reach speeds of 77 kW / 105 h.p. and 103 kW / 140 h.p. respectively. During the first six months of 2005, the set will be rounded off by a 1.6 l Otto engine with 75 kW/ 102 h.p., a 2.0 FSI with 110 kW / 150 h.p. and a TDI with 66 kW / 90 h.p.. All engines comply with the EU4 norm. And, in addition to the manual five-gear and six-gear systems, Volkswagen also offers an automatic six-gear system (tiptronic) and the double clutch DSG system for the Golf plus. The tiptronic is used with petrol engines, while the DSG is put to work in diesel engines.

Text and photos courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Golf GTI



vw_gti_01The Golf GTI has earned its place as the icon of all compact sports cars. Not only that: The letters GTI have become the symbol of a complete genre of vehicles and the epitome of compact handling dynamics. Now Volkswagen presents at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt the next stage of evolution for this icon of driving pleasure: A Golf GTI concept of the fifth generation. 

This concept personifies sheer GTI culture. Powered by a completely new FSI turbo engine with 147 kW / 200 hp, the two door GTI closes, both conceptionally as well as visually, the circle to the legendary founding vision of Grand Tourisme Injection: The Golf GTI of the year 1976. 

The GTI concept shown in Frankfurt consciously emulates the GTI of the first generation. Therefore it has to be red, it has to have a black radiator grille, and it has to rise above the other models of the series with substantial modifications. After all, the first GTI also distinguished itself by prominent independence.

GTI exterior design

The concept combines traditional GTI features with the front end design of a future generation. Inline with the concept R roadster, presented on 1st September, the GTI also has a striking V motive in the design of the front end. The bonnet features an arrow shaped modulation, which continues the flowing lines in the area of the front skirt to form a frame for the shield-like, highly polished, black radiator grille. The radiator grille features a honeycomb mesh and is surrounded, characteristically for a GTI, by a red trim strip. 

Three large air inlets in the bumper accentuate, as active breathing ports, the performance abilities of the new FSI turbo engine. 

In true GTI style, the underside area of the vehicle features a deep black body kit with sill panels and front and rear skirt end elements. 

In contrast to the Trendline, Comfortline and Sportline versions, the rear end makes its mark characteristically as a GTI with an even more striking roof spoiler and chrome twin tail pipes.

GTI interior design

The entry step trim, pedals and floor panels are all finished in brushed aluminium. As an anti-slip measure, the aluminium is enhanced with rubber strips. The completely new leather sports seats (contoured single seats are also installed in the rear) have an ergonomically perfect and inviting appeal just by looking at them. Take a seat and the appeal is confirmed. The very high backrests, in particular, and adjustable head restraints, integrated here optically, create an ambience of extraordinary sporty functionality. Detailed perfection is a bonus: GTI logos are embroidered into the head restraints. 
GTI steering wheel:As with the first GTI generation of 1976, this GTI concept of 2003 is also distinguished by a three spoke steering wheel with metal elements. The leather steering wheel features a brushed aluminium element in each of the spokes. A further GTI logo is embroidered in the vertical spoke. The moulded grips of the steering wheel are covered in suede, similar to that used in the racing world. 

The instruments in the vehicle were also revamped. Their graphic layout and design give an image of technical precision in its highest form. Each of the round main instruments is surrounded by a ring of machined aluminium.

GTI basis

Technically, the GTI concept features all of the advantages of the Golf series that are generally set as the standard in its class. Included here are the high quality bodywork, the new safety running gear designed for driving dynamics (including ESP and dual brake assist system), the new electro-mechanical steering, the efficient technology of fuel stratified injection (FSI) – enhanced in the case of the GTI with a turbocharger, and the innovative automated direct selection gearbox (DSG).

GTI distinction

With the high output and GTI philosophy in mind, the car features substantially stiffer, but still comfortable, sporty running gear. Newly designed 18 inch alloy wheels, sporting wide tyres, provide the majestic contact with the road and ensure that the larger sized braking system, with red finished brake calipers, is well accommodated. Another new feature is the exhaust system with twin tail pipes. 

Text and photos courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Golf GT TSI

Press Release from VW August 2005

vw_gt_01At the International Motor Show (Cars) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting a ground-breaking innovation in the development of direct injection petrol engines: The world’s first twin-turbocharged FSI engine – the “Twincharger”. The engine developers at Volkswagen have taken an unusual approach to achieving lower fuel consumption values: Reduction in cubic capacity alongside the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a compressor.

With the new 1.4 l 125 kW Twincharger engine, Volkswagen has impressively succeeded in pushing ahead with the logical further development of its own FSI technology to achieve even more driving pleasure and efficiency. The combination of exhaust turbocharging with an automatically switched, high-speed mechanical compressor develops the same torque as a high volume naturally aspirated engine at the same time as achieving lower consumption values.

In particular, the high level of torque developed at low engine speeds means that drivers can delay shifting gear for longer. This means customers are going to be even more excited about turbocharged SI engines – particularly since the average consumption is only 7.2 l/100 km (39.2 mpg). In addition, the design of the exhaust system helps to keep consumption as low as possible when driving at speed on the motorway.

However, driving pleasure is increased even more whilst retaining the low consumption values: From spring 2006, namely, the “Twincharger” can be combined with the fascinating DSG direct shift gearbox.

It is a successful synthesis between driving pleasure and economical responsibility. The compact power unit develops 125 kW / 170 PS and a maximum torque of 240 newton metres in the range between 1750 and 4500 rpm. With this engine, the Golf GT has a top speed of 220 km/h (136 mph) and reaches the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in only 7.9 seconds. Its considerable torque makes the engine feel like a high-volume naturally aspirated engine, while the possibility of driving with fewer gearshifts keeps the overall fuel consumption down to a frugal 7.2 l/100 km (39.2 mpg). And, it goes without saying, there is plenty of power in reserve for overtaking on country roads.

Another performance variant of this innovative Twincharger engine with 103 kW / 138 PS (maximum torque 220 newton metres) will be available from early 2006, initially in the Touran compact MPV, and after that the Golf will also be available with this engine.

The new compact FSI with twin-turbocharging will first be used in the sporty Golf GT. This variant is positioned between the Golf Sportline and the Golf GTI. Its exterior is differentiated by an individual front section with a V-shaped grill in the body colour as well as special alloy wheels. Special sports seats and a three-spoke sports steering wheel lend additional appeal to the interior. Another power unit for the Golf GT will be available from the end of 2005 also: the powerful 125 kW / 170 PS 2.0 TDI. This four-valve TDI engine with piezoelectric pump/nozzle injection elements and a diesel particulate filter as standard gives the Golf GT extremely sporty performance with a torque of 350 newton metres, combined with attractive consumption values.

Text and photos courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Golf GT TDI

Press Release from VW  March 2006

vw_gt_tdi_01New Golf GT is being launched with two equally powerful engines: either the innovative 1.4 I TSI or the 2.0 l TDI with diesel particulate filter as standard, each with 125 kW.The 1.4 I TSI engine is a world first. The FSI engine is dual-charged through a combination of an exhaust gas turbocharger and a mechanical compressor (twincharger). This gives it the peak power of a 2.3 l engine, but with 20 percent lower fuel consumption at only 7.2 l per 100 km.

The compressor and turbocharger are connected in series. At low speeds the compressor provides the extra air necessary while the turbocharger cuts in at a higher torque. At higher rev speeds the compressor is no longer necessary and switches itself off automatically. This smooth transmission allows for lazy gear changes yet the performance of the car is still sporty, so that one can overtake other vehicles with ease, even at higher speeds.

In addition the GT is also offered with the 2.0 TDI-engine with newly developed piezo unit injectors. The high injection pressure of the four valve engine provides a superior road performance up to 220 km/h, low fuel consumption and particularly smooth running.

Like the Golf GTI the Golf GT also has a striking exterior. It is distinguished by a V shaped grill at the front in the vehicle colour, 17 inch light alloy wheels, visible twin tail pipes and GT lettering at the front and rear. The sporty appearance continues with the interior, with a three spoke leather steering wheel and special sports seats with a unique design.

The GT is the link between the Golf Sportline and the GTI, the price is also positioned between that of those two models. The basic model comes with a 1.4 I TSI engine as standard at € 22,500. The 2.0 l TDI is available from € 24,950 with a manual gearbox and from € 26,600 with a direct shift gearbox. The combination of the two innovative technologies from Volkswagen, TSI and double clutch gearbox DSG will be introduced to the market in May.

Text and photos courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen MY08 changes Polo, Golf, GTI, R32, GT Sport, Beetle, EOS, Passat and R36 (Australia)


The Polo Club 1.4 litre automatic model will now have 59kW of power and 130Nm of torque equaling the output of manual model.

  • The Polo Club 1.4 litre 4 speed automatic has been replaced by a 6 speed automatic transmission.
  • Both 1.4 and 1.6 litre models with 6 speed automatic transmissions are equipped with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard.
  • The Polo Match 1.4 55kW automatic model has been discontinued.

MY08 Polo Range
Model Code Model Description Transmission Recommended Retail Price

  • 9N30M4/08 Polo Club 1.4 59kW 5 speed manual $16,990
  • 9N30M7/08 Polo Club 1.4 59kW 6 speed automatic (with ABS) $19,490
  • 9N30C4/08 Polo Match 1.6 77kW 5 speed manual $19,990
  • 9N30C7/08 Polo Match 1.6 77kW 6 speed automatic (with ABS) $22,490
  • 9N3024/08 Polo 1.9 TDI 74kW 5 speed manual $22,990
  • 9N36J4/08 Polo GTI 1.8T 110kW 5 speed manual $26,990


  • All Golf models obtain in dash CD players with MP3 compatibility. Please be aware that this functionality is not available with the optional satellite navigation system.
  • The Golf ‘shark fin’ antenna in conjunction with satellite navigation has been replaced by a rod antenna.
  • Shadow Blue Metallic (ordering code P6P6) replaces New River Blue Metallic in the Golf Trendline and Comfortline model ranges.
  • Blue Graphite Pearl Effect (ordering code W9W9) replaces Shadow Blue in the MY08
  • New generation IV immobiliser*
  • AC button replaces ECON on Climatronic AC controls*
  • Air Quality Sensor with automatic recirculation feature on some models (not Australia)*
  • Change to symbols on indicator and wiper lever*
  • Black centre armrest with fabric covering changed from a ‘fell’ seam to a ‘join’ seam*
  • Optional factory fit telephone preparation only available as dealer fit*
  • RNS 510 satellite navigation system available as a factory order in very limited supply*
  • Steering wheel controls changed from membrane buttons to seperate buttons and change to key operation*


  • Introduction of new GT-Sport model with both 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI 125kW engines.
  • The GT-Sport replaces both MY07 Sportline models and the limited release GT model.
  • The specification of the Golf GT-Sport is based on the Golf GT with the following changes:
    • New grille surround in charcoal (formally body colour) and GT-Sport grille badge.
    • The cloth seat trim has been modified. The cushion and backrest side bolsters are now covered in plain Anthracite trim and not the Red-Anthracite trim like the centre sections of the seat.

Golf GT-Sport 2.0 TDI Engine
4 cylinder inline turbo diesel (Pumpe-Duse) engine with diesel particulate filter
Maximum Power: kW @ rpm 125 @ 4200
Maximum Torque: Nm @ rpm 350 @ 1750 – 2500
Performance 0-100 km/h: 8.2 seconds

GT MY07 GT-Sport MY08
Model Code Model Description Transmission Recommended Retail Price

  • 1K1BT2/08 Golf GT-Sport 1.4 TSI 125kW 6 speed manual $34,990
  • 1K1BT3/08 Golf GT-Sport 1.4 TSI 125kW 6 speed DSG $37,290
  • 1K1B82/08 Golf GT-Sport 2.0 TDI 125kW 6 speed manual $37,490
  • 1K1B83/08 Golf GT-Sport 2.0 TDI 125kW 6 speed DSG $39,790

Golf GTI and R32

  • For MY08 both Golf GTI and R32 models have been upgraded to the large format multi-function display ‘plus’
  • Previously only offered with satellite navigation, the larger display offers increased functionality including audio and convenience menus.
  • The Golf R32 ‘Zolder’ 18” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘Omanyt’ 18” alloy wheel design.
  • Walnut wood decorative dashboard and door trim inserts (5MG) are no longer offered as an option for R32.

New Beetle

  • The Metallic and Pearl Effect paint option for both New Beetle and New Beetle Cabriolet has been changed to a recommended retail price of $690 for MY08.
  • This represents a $245 retail price advantage for New Beetle Cabriolet customers and a marginal $40 increase for New Beetle Miami and TDI models.
  • The New Beetle Cabriolet ‘Las Vegas’ 16” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘San Antonio’ 16” alloy wheel design.


  • Shadow Blue Metallic has been replaced in the MY08 Jetta colour range by Platinum Grey Metallic, ordering code 2R2R.
  • For MY08 all Jetta models have also been upgraded to the large format multi-function display ‘plus’.
  • An aluminium clasp has been added to the (6 O’clock position) spoke of the Jetta steering wheel.
  • All Jetta models receive CD players with MP3 compatibility. Please be aware that this functionality is not available with the optional satellite navigation system.


  • Samoa Red Pearl Effect (ordering code P3P3) replaces Paprika Red in the Eos model range.
  • Paprika Red can now no longer be forward ordered.
  • Samoa Red has been previously offered on the limited edition Multivan Sport.
  • The Eos in dash CD changer is also now MP3 compatible.
  • From MY08 the Eos is equiped with an ‘automatic kerb function’ which dips the passenger’s side door mirror when reversing.
  • The diameter of the weight and space saving spare wheel has changed from an 18” to a 16” wheel.
  • In addition to the Black/Beige Napa leather combination for the Eos Individual option, an alternative Black/Cinnamon (ordering code IM) 2 colour combination is also now available. Black/Beige Napa Leather Black/Cinnamon Napa Leather


  • Introduction of the 2.0 TDI 125kW Sedan and Wagon with the same retail pricing and specification of the 2.0T FSI models.
  • The 2.0 TDI 103kW ‘Le Mans’ 17” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘Milwaukee’ 16” alloy wheel design. As a result the recommended retail price of the Sedan and Wagon models has been revised to $42,490 and $44,490 respectively.
  • The optional ‘Chicago’ 18” alloy wheels with sports suspension are available for $2,990 on MY08 2.0 TDI 103kW models (all other models $2,490).
  • MP3 compatibility for the (in dash) CD changer including the Dynaudio system.
  • Mocca Anthracite Pearl Effect (ordering code 3Q3Q) replaces Shadow Blue Metallic.
  • The 3.2 V6 FSI ‘Solitude’ 17” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘Monte Carlo’ 17” alloy wheel design.
  • All Passat models optioned with electric front seats with memory now feature an ‘automatic kerb function’ which dips the passenger’s side door mirror when reversing.
  • The standard decorative inserts in the dashboard and centre console have changed for MY08. The optional walnut wood and brushed aluminium combination is still available.
  • MY08 Black cloth and leather – ‘Chrome matt’ finish.
  • MY08 Beige leather – ‘Stainless steel’ finish.

MY08 Passat Model Range
Model Code Model Description Transmission Recommended Retail Price

  • 3C2146/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 103kW Sedan 6 speed DSG $42,490
  • 3C2176/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 125kW Sedan 6 speed DSG $44,990
  • 3C21K6/08 Passat 2.0T FSI 147kW Sedan 6 speed automatic $44,990
  • 3C21SQ/08 Passat 3.2 V6 FSI 184kW Sedan 6 speed DSG 4MOTION $54,990
  • 3C5146/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 103kW Wagon 6 speed DSG $44,490
  • 3C5176/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 125kW Wagon 6 speed DSG $46,990
  • 3C51K6/08 Passat 2.0T FSI 147kW Wagon 6 speed automatic $46,990
  • 3C51SQ/08 Passat 3.2 V6 FSI 184kW Wagon 6 speed DSG 4MOTION $56,990

Volkswagen Passat R36
Please note: This information is indicative specification only and is subject to change.
Detailed features and technical data to be confirmed closer to launch.

Key Features

  • Front, side (front & rear) and curtain airbags (8)
  • ABS, EBD, ASR, Brake Assist and Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP)
  • 6 speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) with 4MOTION all wheel drive
  • R36 specific sports suspension, lowered 20mm
  • Ventilated disc brakes, front and rear with blue brake callipers
  • 18” alloy wheels (Omanyt) with 235/40 R18 tyres (5) and tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Chrome radiator grille highlights and front lower air intake with black grille inserts
  • Radiator grille surround in brushed aluminium finish
  • Rear boot lid/roof spoiler and unique rear bumper with dual chrome exhaust tail pipes
  • Widened side sill panels and wheel arch extensions
  • Metallic or Pearl Effect paint finish
  • Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic and static cornering lights
  • R36 sports seats in ‘San Remo’ combination micro fibre and Vienna leather upholstery
  • 14-way electrically adjustable front seats with electro-pneumatic lumbar support and side bolster adjustment
  • 3 position memory for driver’s seat and door mirrors
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • 3 spoke multi-function sports leather steering wheel with aluminium inserts and gearshift paddles
  • Multi-function trip computer ‘plus’ and cruise control
  • Brushed dark aluminium decorative inserts in dashboard and centre console
  • Front and rear aluminium scuff plates with “R36” nameplate in front
  • Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers and automatic dimming rear-view mirror
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Luggage cover, partition net and chrome roof rails (Wagon)
  • Coming / leaving home with automatic headlight function
  • Volkswagen Sound – 6 disc CD changer with MP3 compatibility and 250W amplifier with 10 speakers
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear

Technical Specifications
Engine 3.6 V6 FSI
Transmission 6 Speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
4MOTION all wheel drive
Max power 220kW (300hp)
Max torque 350Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.6 Sedan 5.8 Wagon
Top Speed km/h 250 (electronically limited)

Optional Equipment

  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Dynaudio 600W premium audio system
  • Satellite navigation system with 6 disc CD changer mounted in glove box
  • Automatic opening and closing of the tailgate via remote or button on tailgate (Wagon)

Colour Combinations


  • Biscay Blue
  • Pearl Effect
  • Deep Black
  • Pearl Effect
  • Reflex SilverMetallic
  • United Grey Metallic


  • Black micro fibre / leather
  • Latte Macchiato micro fibre / leather