Volkswagen does not cease to please its fans with a rapid increase in power in their cars. We all know that just recently the manufacturer released a completely new, 8th generation of his Golf and soon we will see serious modifications of this handsome man.
The first-born in the “heated” series will be the Golf GTI, whose debut is scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show, where, along with the gasoline version, the company will present the GTD diesel modification to the general public. Following this event, at the Goodwood Speed Festival, the scariest car of the line will arrive – the Golf R. The cars are seriously tuned in terms of technical characteristics and indicators and you can familiarize yourself with them in more detail.
The cherry on the cake will be the GTE model, which is focused on low emissions and is equipped with a hybrid power plant. Unlike the civilian version, in which the 48V electric architecture is based on a 1.5-liter TSI, the electric GTE will be based on a 2.0-liter engine, from older models of the brand. It is designed to significantly increase traction from the bottom, which will give a significant increase to the dynamics, given that the TSI engine is also oriented to this principle, which produces maximum torque already in the first thousand revolutions.
The new Golf GTI relies on a refined version of the existing MQB platform, which uses the McPherson front suspension and multi-link rear suspension in combination with adaptive damping control. Engineers involved in the development of the new car say much attention has been paid to steering precision. The electromechanical installation of the outgoing model has been seriously redesigned to provide it with additional levels of feedback and a better response. There is another fact that, unfortunately, cannot please us: Golf will no longer be a 3-door. However, maybe this is for the best.