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The new Golf GTI Cabriolet is here!
Posted on: June 20th, 2013

Here’s a faster way to mess up your hair: The Golf GTI Cabriolet with 210 bhp. Powered by a 2.0-litre TSI engine, the Golf GTI Cabriolet ever accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds. Its top speed is 235 km/h. This contrasts with a combined fuel consumption of just 7.7 L/100km and CO2emissions of 180 g/km.

 

Visually, the convertible is distinguished by typical GTI features. Exterior GTI trademarks include the red-framed radiator grille with honeycomb structure and GTI signature, the front GTI bumper, a new rear diffuser, chrome tailpipes, LED rear lights, side sill extensions and standard 18-inch ‘Detroit’ alloy wheels. Soft top of the GTI.The soft top of the Golf Cabriolet, with a basic construction already designed for high speeds, was adopted 1:1 for the GTI. Its standard electro-hydraulic drive opens thetop in just 9.0 seconds. It can also be operated while driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

 

Providing an optimal level of all-round protectionin the new Golf GTI Cabriolet are: A roll-over protection system that rapidly deploys in fractions of a second; a reinforced windscreen frame; and numerous other structural modifications (underbody,side parts, sills, rear bulkhead, doors). Front and side head/thorax airbags, a knee airbag on the driver’s side and ESP complete the safety package. In addition, the convertible’s standard equipment includes an electronic transverse differential lock (XDS), which further improves vehicle dynamics and safety when accelerating through bends.

 

When the new Golf GTI Cabriolet’s roof is closed, conditions are exceptionally quiet inside. What remains is the sonorous sound of the turbocharged engine. In addition, the Golf GTI Cabriolet offers one of the most spacious interiorsin its class and – thanks to the soft top – a 250 litre boot which is fully usable even when the top is down. In addition, the split rear bench backrest can be folded, which significantly increases cargo capacity. This high degree of everyday utility was always a great strength of the GTI – sporting appeal without compromising practicality.

 

The Golf GTI Cabriolet is priced at $206,800 with COE.

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