Cabriolet GTI for 0 – 62 mph in 7.3 seconds which is 0.4 seconds slower than the hatchback
Following on from Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Review , you can now opt for GTI version with deliveries expected in the summer of 2012.
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet GTI is powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the GTI hatchback.
You have the option of either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.
The 2.0-litre engine produces 210 PS / 280 Nm which will propel the Cabriolet GTI for 0 – 62 mph in 7.3 seconds which is 0.4 seconds slower than the hatchback – top speed is 147 mph (manual) or 146 mph (DSG). A standard EDS electronic differential lock and XDS transverse differential lock help to ensure that the power to the road.
On the outside – there are the classic GTI design cues. The radiator grille has a honeycomb structure with red edging and the GTI badge, while the front bumper incorporates a deep honeycomb air dam and vertical fog lights. Side sill extensions help give the GTI a wide, well-planted stance, while a bespoke rear diffuser is framed by a chrome tailpipe on either side. Smoked LED tail lights complete the look. As on the GTI hatchback, standard wheels are 17-inch ‘Monza’ alloys.
On the inside, it remains true to the badge there are four individual seats covered in the classic tartan ‘Jacara’ cloth upholstery; ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery is optional. The bespoke GTI multifunction steering wheel is wrapped in leather, as are the handbrake and gear lever gaiter, all finished with contrasting red stitching. The pedals have brushed stainless steel caps, while there are black ‘Edge’ decorative inlays on the doors and facia. The hood lining and roof pillar trims are all finished in black.
The Golf GTI Cabriolet prices and full specifications will be announced closer to the on-sale date.Published 29 February 2012