With the 1991 model year, the VW Golf 3 GTI took over from his predecessor, the Golf 2 and was delivered with a 2.0-liter 8-valve Benzimotor with a new car that provided 115 horsepower. A year later, the VW Golf 3 GTI also shine with safety features like ABS and airbags optional and to contribute to security in the compact car. To mark the 20th anniversary of the GTI models in 1996, the VW Golf 3 GTI was a special " 20 years edition " be ordered with a 16-valve engine which delivered 150 hp and still in this configuration and with sophisticated equipment (including BBS wheels, red stitching on the leather steering wheel and gear shift boot) a popular car in the car market is. In parallel, the Volkswagen Golf GTI 3 was delivered in the same special edition with a 110-hp TDI engine, which was impressive 193 km / h top speed and reach has been installed as the Golf 3 Cabrio. The history of the VW Golf 3 GTI ended in 1997 with the publication of the Golf 4 as a new car.