How powerful is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI?
Much of the interest that drivers have in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI four-door hatchback stems from its sportier design and excellent engine performance. But how powerful is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI? Continue reading to learn more about this hatchback’s horsepower and torque.
Every 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI model is powered by the same engine: A turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system. This engine generates 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Complimenting the 2018 Golf GTI’s powerful engine is a progressive power steering system, which allows the vehicle to respond to driver inputs quicker at higher speeds.
Other 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Specifications
The 2018 Golf GTI has a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons. This hatchback received Environmental Protection Agency ratings of 24 miles per gallon in city driving conditions and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Overall, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a combined city/highway fuel economy score of 27 miles per gallon. In terms of maximum driving range, this hatchback can travel up to 316.8 miles in the city and 422.4 miles on the highway.
Drivers can purchase the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI in one of three trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. Standard interior features include high-performance summer tires, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, ambient interior lighting, an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, rain-sensing wipers, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth support, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support and an eight-speaker sound system.
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