Volkswagen Officially Launches 40 MPG 170 HP Polo GTI Evokes Comparisons… — Volkswagen Polo Mk1

17 мая 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Volkswagen Officially Launches 40 MPG 170 HP Polo GTI Evokes Comparisons… — Volkswagen Polo Mk1 отключены
Volkswagen Polo Mk1

Volkswagen Officially Launches 40 170 HP Polo GTI, Evokes To Legendary MK1 Golf GTI

Volkswagen ‘s on a roll with hot hatches the Scirocco, Golf GTI MKVI and R are all fine performance cars the common man can buy, but as the cars in size, equipment and power, become further and further from their ancestor, the no-frills MKI GTI.

The car that inevitably draw comparisons to the MK1 is new Polo GTI, officially today, despite being at Geneva in March. The MK1 GTI weighed lbs, a little less a Lotus Elise, hit 60 mph in just 9 seconds and put out 110 horsepower from a naturally aspirated four engine.

Today’s Polo GTI, technically slots in below the weighs 2632 lbs, out 170 horsepower from a 1.4L cylinder engine with a turbocharger and a supercharger and uses a 7-speed gearbox(!) to propel the GTI to 60 in 6.9 seconds while returning a 39.9 mpg.

Before the judgements surface about how the GTI is heavy, too laden with and has little in common with the of the original, featherweight GTI, the following.

In the mid 1970′s, when the MK1 GTI was the dual clutch gearbox was developed for use in the Porsche 962 LeMans car didn’t even appear the mid 1980s), twincharging was still away in the Lancia Delta S4 car. 40 mpg was the domain of dreadfully econoboxes and the premium interiors and quality of the Polo just exist. Do I have to mention how far and crash safety has come in few decades?

The Polo GTI packs the kind of once available to only the advanced race cars, and comforts of a much more car for relatively little money, not to represents a quantum leap in performance over the MK1 To paraphrase the Louis C.K. this car is and nobody is happy. The fact this sort of equipment has down into an everyman hot really is a miracle.


Hit the jump to read the Volkswagen press release.

To the The New Polo GTI – Extremely Strong and Fuel Efficient

180 PS Polo GTI 5.9 litre consumption is 25 percent fuel efficient

229 km/h fast Polo GTI with standard 7-speed DSG

Volkswagen Polo Mk1

/ Nürburgring, 10 May 2010 – The Polo GTI is A powerful 132 kW / 180 PS comeback! And this GTI too up to its legendary name with handling properties combined uncompromising engine responsiveness and a of safety. The highlight: Never has such a powerful Polo even close to its fuel Thanks to clever downsizing of the 1.4-litre TSI engine (turbo supercharging) and the extremely efficient dual clutch gearbox as standard equipment, the development was able to reduce combined consumption to 5.9 l/100 km. That is to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km. By Its direct predecessor in terms of – also equipped with a 180 PS turbo engine – consumed 7.9 per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km This means that the new car is 25 more fuel efficient.

This economy contrasts highly dynamic driving The light 1,194 kilogram sports car accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 229 These figures, 6.9 seconds, 5.9 are sports car performance parameters of a kind.

Power is transferred to the wheels via DSG as standard equipment. An transverse differential lock reduces the tendency to understeer and handling especially in quick through curves. Like all of the model series, the Polo GTI comes equipped with the ESP electronic stabilisation programme Hill Climb Assist. In the car’s extensive safety consists of a highly effective network, including combined side airbags, belt belt tension limiters belt warning, head designed to avoid whiplash (each in front), three head restraints as well as points on the rear bench for suitably fitted child

In addition, convenience features electro-hydraulic power steering, windows in front, central bootspace lighting and tie-down warning buzzer for light not off, driver seat adjustment, make-up mirror in the sun and green tinted insulated The GTI will be the first Polo to be with bi-xenon headlights cornering lights, LED daytime lights and corner marker as well as a panoramic tilt/slide Naturally, GTI-specific features are standard too, such as the seat system and 17-inch wheels in “Denver” design.

TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and countries.

Equipment information and technical apply to models offered in They may differ in other

Volkswagen Polo Mk1
Volkswagen Polo Mk1
Volkswagen Polo Mk1

Interesting Articles

Other articles of the category "Polo":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR

About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Volkswagen all cars catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars Volkswagen.