For 35 years the Volkswagen Golf GTI has been an incredibly popular vehicle, so much so that it is the most successful compact sports car ever. In South Africa the vehicle maintains this trend, with 3 565 units of the VW Golf GTI sold here in 2011. To celebrate the legacy of this iconic vehicle, VW present us with the Golf GTI Edition 35 which VW believe will be a collector’s item.
VW Golf GTI Edition 35 is one of a kindPowering the VW Golf GTI Edition 35 is a 2 litre 4-cylinder engine that produces 173 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque and completes 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds before capping out at 247 km/h. More importantly though, the Edition 35 is able to maintain a high torque output in every speed range. The fuel consumption clocks in at 8.1 litres/100km, with the DSG version coming in at 8.0 litres/100km and even further reduced CO2 emissions.
The VW Golf GTI Edition 35 comes with a new bumper design at the front, as well as bi-xenon headlights, cornering and LED daytime running lights. The aerodynamic properties of the car have also been improved thanks to winglets positioned at the lower outboard areas of the front of the car. Other features that identify it as the Edition 35 are the glossy black mirror housings, side sill extensions and “35” edition badge on the front wings. The rear lights are smoked LED and there are smoked rear windows, also the license plate has LED illumination.
The interior comes with a gear shift grip in classic golf ball look, new decorative strips in the cockpit area and door trim panels, special door sills plates with “35” logo and seatbelts with red stripes. The centre seat panels have active-breathing microfibres, the “35” logo appears on the backrest of the seat, with all decorative seams of the seat done in Flash Red.
Optional features for the VW Golf GTI Edition 35 include: Dynamic Chassis Control, Rearview camera, Park assist, Park distance control, Radio CD Player, DynAudio Excite sound system, Sat Nav, Electric sunroof and Bluetooth cellphone operation. There is also the option for Vienna leather seats and a towbar.
VW Golf GTI Edition 35 - PriceVW Golf GTI Edition 35 - R370 900
VW Golf GTI Edition 35 with DSG - R385 700