1983 Volkswagen Golf Ii Gti

Volkswagen Golf II GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI was unveiled in 1975 at the Frankfurt Centrifugal Demonstrate. The UK mart had to delay a farther two days for vehicles to get – 1977 saw 34 examples, all of them left crusade, sold in the GTI’s beginning probationary twelvemonth.

The GTI was powered by a 1,588 cc quatern cylinder locomotive with K-Jetronic fire shot it highly-developed 110 PS at 6,100 rpm and 103 lbs ft of torsion at 5,000 rpm. This allowed the GTI, which weighed 810 kg unladen, to hit 60 mph from stalemate in nine-seconds earlier arrival a top amphetamine of 110 mph.

The now intimate mix of a high-revving, antiphonal four-cylinder locomotive installed in a hatchback trunk with the accent on impulsive fun was coupled to a pared refine national came as a revealing at the meter. Specially when combined with plaid shave and the now iconic golf testis shifter.

The car was an flash hit. By the clip right campaign cars arrived in the UK in 1979 a amount of 1,573 cars were sold therein class, a bit that would triad inside two days.

In 1984 the Mk II GTI was launched and picked up where the Mk I leftfield off. A new bod construction, a 1,781 cc locomotive underdeveloped 112 PS and 114 lbs ft of torsion and new styling evolved the GTI and saw it ingathering to a new contemporaries of fans. Sales of the Mk II GTI surpassed those of the Mk I, peaking at 17,193 vehicles in 1989. In Germany a charged G60 variation underdeveloped 160 PS was sold, an yield that wouldn’t be bettered in a GTI until 2002.

Leash age afterwards the Mk III Volkswagen Golf GTI was launched, delivery with it a new 2.0-litre eight-valve locomotive and improved aeromechanics complete the old Mk I and Mk II models. In 1993 the GTI fitted was with a 2.0-litre 16-valve locomotive, nurture the index outturn from 115 PS in the eight-valve framework capable a more material 150 PS and 133 lbs ft of torsion to drib the 0-60 mph clock to 8.3 seconds and ascent the top swiftness to 133 mph.

1983 Volkswagen Golf II GTI

The debut of the Mk IV Golf GTI in 1998 saw important changes to the line-up with the get-go diesel-engined GTI introduced on with two gasoline engines in a totality of 4 unlike states of air. The Mk IV GTI made pregnant gains in subtlety and condom – in 2002 the quickest accelerating and well-nigh brawny GTI produced up until that gunpoint was released in the configuration of the 180 PS GTI 25th Anniversary Edition. It was the success of this more powerful vehicle that inspired the introductionof the Mk V GTI.

1983 Volkswagen Golf Ii Gti

Launched in September 2004 at the Paris Motor Show the Mk V GTI equipped with a 200 PS engine was not only the most powerful but also the most focused GTI yet produced. A new 2.0-litre T-FSI engine linked to a six-speed gearbox and standard Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) were linked to a new chassis equipped with MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link configuration at the rear. The vehicle was 15 mm lower than the standard Golf on new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars.

Visual cues were taken from the original GTI with the return of the tartan interior and the red surround to the grille element – even the GTI typeface used on the badge echoed that of the original.

The Mk V Volkswagen Golf GTI served as a basis for two special editions – the Pirelli and Edition 30. Both models were powered by an evolution of the 2.0-litre T-FSI engine fitted to the conventional GTI, albeit both producing 230 PS.

The wildest GTI ever created – the GTI W12-650 – was also based on the Mk V. Powered by a mid-mounted 6.0-litre W12 engine producing 650 PS the vehicle could accelerate to 62 mph in 3.7-seconds and could theoretically achieve a maximum speed of 201 mph.

1983 Volkswagen Golf Ii Gti

Production of the Mk V Golf GTI ceased in August 2008 with a total of 17,630 examples sold in the UK alone. In total over 1,700,000 examples of the GTI have been sold worldwide since the vehicle went on sale in 1976.

Technical specifications

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk I
  • Length: 3,705 mm
  • Width: 1,630 mm
  • Height: 1,395 mm
  • 1.6-litre, 110 PS (108 bhp)
  • Top speed: 182 km/h (113 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 9.0 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (urban): 8.02 l/100km (35.2 mpg)
  • 1.8-litre, 112 PS (110 bhp)
  • Top speed: 182 km/h (113 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.2 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (urban): 10.62 l/100km (26.6 mpg)
  • 1.6-litre turbo, 70 PS (69 bhp) – GTD diesel
  • Top speed: 155 km/h (96 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 13.5 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (urban): 6.65 l/100km (42.5 mpg)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II
  • Length: 3,985 mm (+ 280 mm)
  • Width: 1,680 mm (+ 50 mm)
  • Height: 1,395 mm (+ 0)
  • 1.8-litre 8V, 112 PS (110 bhp)
  • Top speed: 192 km/h (119 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.3 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 8.69 l/100km (32.5 mpg)
  • 1.8-litre 16V, 139 PS (137 bhp)
  • Top speed: 209 km/h (130 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.9 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 10.62 l/100km (26.6 mpg)
  • Supercharged 1.8-litre 16V, 160 PS (158 bhp)
  • Top speed: 209 km/h (130 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.6 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (urban): 12.18 l/100km (23.2 mpg)
  • 1.8-litre 16V 210 PS (207 bhp) – GTI G60 Limited
  • Top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.4 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 14.05 l/100km (20.1 mpg)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk III
  • Length: 4,020 mm (+ 35 mm)
  • Width: 1,710 mm (+ 30 mm)
  • Height: 1,405 mm (+ 10 mm)
  • 2.0-litre 8V, 115 PS (113 bhp)
  • Top speed: 198 km/h (123 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 10.1 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 10.31 l/100km (27.4 mpg)
  • 2.0-litre 16V, 150 PS (148 bhp)
  • Top speed: 216 km/h (134 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.3 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 10.91 l/100km (25.9 mpg)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk IV
  • Length: 4,149 mm (+ 129 mm)
  • Width: 1,735 mm (+ 25 mm)
  • Height: 1,439 mm (+ 34 mm)
  • 1.8-litre, 125 PS (123 bhp)
  • Top speed: 201 km/h (125 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 9.9 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 8.31 l/100km (34.0 mpg)
  • CO2: 199 g/km
  • 1.8-litre turbo, 150 PS (148 bhp)
  • Top speed: 216 km/h (134 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.5 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 8.00 l/100km (35.3 mpg)
  • CO2: 192 g/km
  • 2.0-litre, 115 PS (113 bhp)
  • Top speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 10.5 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 7.89 l/100km (35.8 mpg)
  • CO2: 194 g/km
  • 1.9-litre, 150 PS (148 bhp) – diesel
  • Top speed: 216 km/h (134 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.6 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 5.40 l/100km (52.3 mpg)
  • CO2: 146 g/km
  • 1.8-litre turbo, 180 PS (178 bhp) – 25th Anniversary model
  • Top speed: 222 km/h (138 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.9 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 8.51 l/100km (33.2 mpg)
  • CO2: 204 g/km
  • 1.9-litre, 150 PS (148 bhp) – diesel, 25th Anniversary model
  • Top speed: 216 km/h (134 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.6 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 5.40 l/100km (52.3 mpg)
  • CO2: 146 g/km
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk V
  • Length: 4,216 mm (+ 67 mm)
  • Width: 1,759 mm (+ 24 mm)
  • Height: 1,466 mm (+ 27 mm)
  • 2.0-litre, 200 PS T-FSI
  • Top speed: 235 km/h (146 mph) / DSG: 233 km/h (145 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.2 seconds / DSG: 6.9s
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 8.00 l/100km (35.3 mpg)
  • CO2: 189 g/km
  • 2.0-litre, 230 PS – GTI Edition 30 model
  • Top speed: 241 km/h (150 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 6.8 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 8.21 l/100km (34.4 mpg)
  • CO2: 194 g/km
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk VI
  • Length: 4,199 mm (- 17 mm)
  • Width: 1,779 mm (+ 20 mm)
  • Height: 1,479 mm (+ 13 mm)
  • 2.0-litre TSI, 210 PS engine
  • Top speed: 238 km/h (148 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.2 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 7.41 l/100km (38.1 mpg)
  • CO2: 170 g/km
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