No more downsizing

Wolfsburg, 18 September 2014

" Displacement is irreplaceable. " If you now popping a vehicle engineer this sentence to the head, then it pops shortly afterwards probably also with you. All the more surprising is it that the VW Polo GTI now familiar Facelift exactly on these wise words. Out with the 1.4 - liter turbocharged, in with a new 1.8 - liter TSI, which now supplies the GTI with fat 192 hp and 320 Newton meters. These are exactly 12 hp and 70 Newton meters more than in the past. Even the new version of the Mini Cooper S ( quite by accident also 192 bhp ) stunned the beginning of 2014 with an increase in capacity from 1.6 to 2.0 liters. That we pass directly into the upsizing trend of downsizing, but is unlikely.

In 6.7 seconds 100 km / h

More train and above all more drafts are still very welcome. And the revamped Polo GTI now stomps even more remarkable performance from the floor. The sprint from zero to 100 km / h is reduced to 0.2 to 6.7 seconds, top speed increases by seven to 236 km / h. For consumption of the "giant engine " VW does not have any details, because we'll have to debut at the Paris Motor Show ( October 4 to 19 2014) wait. However, it is already out that the GTI is no longer exclusively a seven-speed DSG changes gears. Friends of manicured hand work must henceforth look forward to a manual six-speed gearbox.

More Golf Polo

Also new is the optional sports suspension with electronically - Select-adjustable dampers. There are slight retouching on the bumpers, the already known from the Golf GTI red line on the front grill and light fittings and ?? first time in a polo ?? Free to LED headlights. In the interior, the designers were inspired by the Golf GTI. The new steering wheel, instrument cluster and the new sports seats smell strongly of the great GTI brother. To order the 2014er VW Polo GTI from the fourth quarter of 2014 and prices are not fixed yet . ( sw )