The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 will receive a power boost of 325bhp in 2019. The Golf GTI has been around for 4 decades, and its performance as a hot hatchback car is vital. This hybrid sports hatchback car focuses on fun driving without compromises. There will be three different power outputs to choose from. An upgraded 2.0 TSI engine will produce around 260bhp (30bhp extra than the current GTI Performance Pack) while the Performance version will offer just slightly below 300bhp. It will also feature bigger brakes and an electronic front differential. The Club Sports version will deliver 325bhp of pure power with more aggressive styling and firm chassis set-up.
All versions of the Golf GTI Mk8 are front-wheel drive. They will feature a choice of Direct Shift Gear or six-speed manual auto boxes. The Direct Shift Gearbox will be nothing like the old six or seven-speed units. Instead, it will be a 10-speed twin-clutch setup which could be first in the world. The Golf GTI Mk8 maintains its similar weight and size as the GTI model. These features plus the new engine performance engineered by Volkswagen will not only provide a sporty feel, but also a snappy shift. Ultimately, fuel consumption in this new model will definitely be lower than its predecessor.
The new GTI will not only use far less fuel but also be faster and sharper in terms of appearance. Volkswagen is rumored to utilize an innovative new steel-polymer sandwich tech for specific body panels to cut weight for those parts by 30%. The new GTI trios will have all the firepower to see off its competition with a ballistic Golf R in the pipeline, and a minimum 260bhp. Keep a good lookout for this sporty new Volkswagen Golf GTI in 2019. Like its predecessor for 4 decades, it will once again set a high benchmark for other hatchback car brands.