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Mk2 Polo GT G40 Mk2F G40

The Volkswagen Polo GTI can probably its roots back to the original hot this was the supercharged 1.3 L 115 PS (83 kW) G40. It was in the UK between 1990 -1994 in the of the Mk2F Polo, but was available the late 80’s in limited in Europe in the form of the Mk2 ‘Polo GT G40 The car was expensive compared to its rivals of the and therefore did not sell in vast (Ford Fiesta XR2. 205 GTI etc). This makes it collectible today and according to Top Magazine. a potential future If kept in good condition lightweight and small engined car keep up with much rivals thanks to its supercharger. is a technology that has recently its way back into Volkswagen’s of cars, most noticeably the new GT 1.4 TSI which boasts 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) its small engine. It is likely a TSI engine will find its way a Polo GTI at some point in the

Mk3 Polo GTI

After production of the G40 in 1994, Volkswagen decided to the first GTI-branded Polo in a batch of just 3000. It was in 1995 and available only in hand drive. It featured a 16-valve 120 PS (88 kW) engine and a host of features making it the highest car in its class. The GTI was not available in the UK at any stage its limited production, this that as of 1994 the UK only had the 100 bhp 1.4 16v as a with any sporting intent. was the case until 2000 the Polo Mk3 model range was revamped and the first GTI-branded arrived in the United Kingdom.

Mk3F Polo GTI

Between and 2002 VW offered two sporting the 16V and GTI. The 16V came with the 1.4 16V 100 PS (74 kW) and had options such as 15 Spa alloys and air However more interest was in the Available only in hatchback with the choice or 3 or 5 door, the GTI was by a 1.6 16V 125 PS (92 kW) engine with variable timing, making it the most Polo to come out the factory to External changes gave the car the to match its power. Deeper bumpers with honeycomb inserts, subtle rear side skirts, fog lights, a mesh grill and 15 BBS split suited the car well. There also standard extras as Climatronic fully automatic air xenon headlights with washer system, a six-disc CD exclusive sports interior leather steering wheel and chrome inserts, and driver such as ABS with EBD and an EDL (a system to aid Leather and satellite navigation also optional extras. The GTI Mk3F however missed the new gearbox that was introduced in the Volkswagen Lupo GTI which its big brother’s engine. This was of repeated failiures of the Polo 5 speed gearboxes due to faulty

Mk4 Polo GT

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With the introduction of the model Polo, the GTI model was and was given no direct replacement. was however a GT model produced, the same 1.9 TDI 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) engine found in the Škoda Fabia vRS and Seat FR TDI as well as a six-speed gearbox. this model had a relatively 0–62 mph (100 kph) of over 9 seconds, it did have mid-range clout with figures of 310 Nm (228 lb-ft). gave the GT very impressive acceleration, meaning it could light work of overtaking as as pull itself out of corners on B roads with ease returning fuel economy of 50 mpg.

Mk4F Polo GTI

It was not until 2005, after yet another revamp that the GTI was reintroduced. time it boasted a 1.8T 150 PS kW; 148 hp) engine which had been in everything from the Mk4 Volkswagen GTI to the Audi A6. Despite the impressive this new model lacked the features of the Polo GTI Mk3 with headlights not even on the options and fully digital climate only being an expensive Although faster than the Polo GTI, the newer was also seen as being off the when compared to its rivals, of which are now nudging 200 PS (147 kW; 197 In Europe this led to VW quickly up the Polo further to create the GTI Cup Edition, which was tuned to 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) and featured more styling.

Mk5 Polo GTI

Volkswagen have that the Mk5 Polo will in GTI form in 2010, shortly making its debut at the 2009 motor show. The new GTI will around 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) and will be by VW’s award winning 1.4 TSI (adapted from that in the current Scirocco ) which both a supercharger and turbocharger to torque throughout the rev range. The Mk5 is also 7.5% lighter its predecessor and with a 30 PS (22 kW; 30 hp) power over the previous generation GTI it is likely to hit 62 mph (100kph) in around 7 The Mk5 Polo will also features not found on previous Polos such as touch satellite navigation and a 7 speed of VW’s DSG gearbox.

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