The Golf GTI

The Golf GTI and
Golf R - All you

need to know.


The Golf GTI and
Golf R - All you

need to know.

November 2019

Our team have answered the most frequently asked questions on our headliner performance vehicles, the Golf GTI and the Golf R right here. Remember to contact your nearest VW dealership for more information.

The VW Golf GTI

Priced from R568 600, you can experience ultimate performance that will leave nothing but your breath behind in the new Golf GTI. Featuring an upgraded 169kW TSI GTI 6-speed DSG® engine accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 6.4 seconds, the Golf GTI is a force to be reckoned with, defining a whole new era of high performance cars.

What does GTI stand for on a Golf?

The GTI in the Volkswagen GTI stands for Grand Tourer Injection. This indicates that a car has a direct fuel-injection system. When the Golf GTI was first introduced in 1976 – fuel injection for motor vehicles was all the rage and the GTI name became synonymous with Golf through the years. 

Golf gti front view

How fast is the Golf GTI?
The Golf TSI 169kW GTI DSG® accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 248 km/h.

What does TSI stand for?
"TSI" stands for Turbocharged Stratified Injection.

What is a TSI engine?
A TSI engine combines direct injection and turbo charging to deliver  higher performance.

What is the difference between the GTI and Golf R?
The Golf R offers an extra 59kW of power compared to the Golf and features a much sportier look with R branded sill and bumper styling. 

Is Golf GTI a turbo?
The Golf GTI boasts a 2.0 litre turbo direct injection that delivers 169kW of power with an acceleration of 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds. 

The VW Golf R

The new Golf R is the perfect formula for explosive power and performance, all adding up to a spine-tingling explosion of driving pleasure.

What is the Golf R?
The VW Golf R is a performance hatchback with the addition of premium touches and technology to the VW Golf GTI.

What does the R stand for in Golf R?
The R in Golf R stands for Racing. 

How much is a Golf R?
The 2019 Golf starts from R684,400 in South Africa and comes with a Standard Service Plan (5-year/90 000 km).

How many litres is a Golf R?
The fuel capacity of the Golf R is 55 litres with an average fuel consumption of 7.2 litres/100km.

What is DCC on the Golf R?
DCC stands for Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) and offers you a way to adapt your suspension to the road.

Is Golf R 4 wheel drive?
The four wheel drive system of the Golf R adds to the vehicle’s ability to power out of tight corners while boasting thorough traction control.

What Turbo does the Golf R have?
Thanks to the 2.0 litre turbo-charged TSI 7-speed DSG® engine the Golf R is ready to unleash 228kW of explosive power.

For further information on either the Golf GTI or Golf R, visit your nearest VW dealership where our experts will answer all your questions. Or, simply book a test drive to experience these explosive VW performance vehicles from the driver’s seat.


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