Golf 6 GTI – Turbocharged Fun and Style

Are you looking for a Golf 6 GTI for sale? With its stylish design and impressive performance, it is easy to see why the GTI is such a popular vehicle. Its bold appearance turns heads. If you are looking for an extraordinary ride, consider finding a Golf 6 GTI.

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The World Famous Golf

Volkswagen has a reputation for excellence and the VW Golf and Golf GTI are no exception. If its power you are after you should choose the GTI over the VW Golf as it delivers a higher maximum power output. Although both models have excellent features, the interior of the GTI has a sportier feel to it when compared to the Golf.

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The VW Golf GTI has a long and prosperous history which dates back to 1976. From 1976 to 2009 1.7 million GTIs were sold and more than 37000 of these popular vehicles were sold in South Africa. According to VW this makes the GTI one of the bestselling compact sports cars on the international market.

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The first Golf GTI was sold in 1976 and the original plan was for these models to be part of a limited edition release. Initially VW planned to only manufacture 5000 GTIs. The first 81 kW GTI could reach speeds of 182 kph and it appealed to a new segment of customers.

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The popularity of the GTI resulted in the increase of production and sales that far exceeded the initial plan for 5000 vehicles. In 1982 the Golf GTI was launched in South Africa with a 1.8 litre engine which produced a maximum power of 82 kW. During 1986 the 1.8 litre GTI became available in South Africa. This model had a maximum power output of 82 kW.

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The third generation was launched on the local market in 1992 with a two-litre engine and power output of 85kW. The fourth generation GTI, featuring a 1.8 litre 20 valve engine, was released during 2000. In 2005 the fourth generation VW Golf GTI was released with a 2.0 TSI 147 kW engine.

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The sixth generation became available in South Africa during 2009. If you are looking for a Golf Six GTI for sale here is everything that you need to know about this dynamic car.

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Specs for the VW Golf GTI

With its dynamic performance and excellent specifications, the Golf 6 GTI for sale is an exhilarating ride. The VW Golf 6 GTI has a 2.0 TSI engine and a manual six-speed transmission. It has 8kW more power than the GTI 5.

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Its maximum power output is 155 kW at 5100 rpm with a peak torque of 280 kW at 1800 rpm. The Golf 6 GTI can accelerate from 0 – 100 kph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 240 kph. It has a fuel consumption of 7.3 l/km. Like the GTI 5 that came before it, this model has 18-inch alloy wheels.

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If you are thinking about finding a Golf 6 for sale, here is a handy overview of its specifications.

CategoriesVW Golf 6 GTI Specs
Engine2.0 TSI
Power (kW@rpm)155 @ 5100
Torque (Nm@rpm)280 @ 1800
TransmissionSix speed manual
Acceleration 0 – 100 kph (s)6.9
Top Speed (kph)240
Fuel Consumption (l/km)7.3/100

A look at the interior of the VW Golf 6

The boot size of the VW Golf 6 GTI is 350 litres. Safety features include ABS with EBD as well as ASR and EDL. The GTI has seven airbags. The cabin boasts leather Vienna sports seats which are both heated and adjustable. The driver can keep the interior of the vehicle at a comfortable temperature with automatic dual-zone climate control. SatNav and a large sound system are both optional extras. If you want to enjoy the fresh air on country road trips, you will need to add the optional sunroof. The steering wheel is designed for both comfort and style. You can also add optional multifunction controls.

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The Exterior of the Golf 6 GTI

The distinctive VW Golf GTI exterior boasts smooth lines which accentuate its refined appearance. The bumper encompasses the horizontal grill in the front of the car while light clusters complement the rear design. The back of the VW Golf 6 features a diffuser along with dual exhaust tips. The exterior design of the GTI 6 gives it a purposeful stance on the road.

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The design of the GTI 6 aims to reduce emission and increase fuel efficiency. Environmentally friendly design features include a high pressure fuel pump as well as a mass airflow sensor.

Now that you know more you can browse Auto Mart to find a Golf 6 GTI. You can find great bargains on a Golf 6 GTI for sale if you browse for second hand cars online.

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