2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1K MY10
Meet the latest and greatest Golf GTI, the sixth generation of what has surely become an automotive icon, ever since the Mk I GTI kicked off the hot hatch segment, when it first appeared in front of tens of thousands of fans as a pace car at Nurburgring in 1975, prior to its official public debut in 1976. The fully-moulded, slightly flat-bottomed leather steering wheel is a treat and a half, with red cross-stitching and superb grip and feel. Its also decidedly similar to that in the Audi RS4. Iíve grabbed a DSG Direct Shift Gearbox fitted GTI and within minutes weíre quick-shifting via the steering wheel mounted, paddle shifters. I say quick, thatís 80 milliseconds from one gear to another, which is multiple times faster than any human being could ever hope to achieve using a manual transmission.
The first thing you notice is the quietness and overall refinement of this slightly more powerful engine. With the air-conditioning running on a mid-range fan speed and the needle nudging 110kmh, I can barely make out the shift changes.
Itís not just an uprated version of the same 2.0-litre turbo engine from the GTI V either. For example, the cylinder heads have been designed specifically for direct injection and as result, power is up by eight-kilowatts to 155kW.
Torque remains the same at 280Nm, but peaks slightly earlier at 1,700 rpm, but itís the overall refinement of this powertrain that is most impressive.
And forget about turbo lag, there isnít any, nor is there any hint of vibration under extreme load, just a silk smooth delivery of power and torque right through the rev range in each and every gear ratio. Off the line starts are quick enough at a claimed 6.9 seconds to 100km/h, but itís the GTIís in-gear acceleration that will put the widest smile on your face.
Itís a crying shame we have such low speed limits on these secluded and well-maintained roads, as the GTI is barely ticking over at 110km/h, given its 240km/h top speed. Time to hit the ĎSportí button as a function of the optional Adaptive Chassis Control, and a must if you like early morning weekend drives in the country.
The steering feels a lot more precise than the GTI V, and reaction time to steering inputs is much quicker. Golf has always been deceptive when it comes to room inside the cabin. I once took four passengers with luggage to the airport in a Golf V and that included a surfboard albeit a small one.
Not only is there plenty of head and legroom front and rear, but also the boot area is deep and generous with a multitude of storage possibilities if the rear seats are folded.
Active safety systems on-board the GTI are numerous and include: ABS, EBD, EDL, ESP, XDL and Hill Start Assist HSA with DSG.
Airbags number seven, with driver and passenger front and side, driverís knee and curtain airbags, front and rear.
And donít be too worried about fuel consumption if you intend looking at the latest generation GTI, as this engine has been designed to run on 95 RON as opposed to 98 RON with the GTI V.
Fuel economy has also improved with the new generation car with slightly less fuel consumed across both DSG and manual transmissions 7.4L/100km
7.3L/100km. Bluetooth, aux and usb streaming, heated seats are just a few of its key features.
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- Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1K MY10
- Price: $17,750 Ex Gov't Charge*
- Category: Used
- Kilometres: 130899 kms
- Colour: Gun Metal Grey
- Transmission: 6 SP MANUAL
- Body: 3d Hatchback
- Engine: 2.0 Litres
- Reg Plate: YJO63R
- Fuel Type: TURBO MPFI
- Stock #: 130100
- VIN: WVWZZZ1KZBW014755
- Dual Front Airbag Package
- Anti-lock Braking
- Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones
- Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
- 17 Inch Alloy Wheels
- Brake Assist
- Cruise Control
- CD with 6 CD Stacker
- Central Locking Remote Control
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Electronic Differential Lock
- Electronic Stability Program
- Fog Lights - Front
- Head Airbags
- Hill Holder
- Engine Immobiliser
- Power Mirrors
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Radio CD with 8 Speakers
- Rear Spoiler
- Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
- Side Front Air Bags
- Sport Seats
- Trip Computer
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