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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI performance specs 

Just by looking at the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you might not think much of its performance. The compact little hatchback doesn’t resemble a muscle care by any means, but please, don’t underestimate it. The GTI just might be your favorite Volkswagen to drive. Keep reading to learn more about its engine details. 

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What are the engine specs of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI? 

A good question to answer first would be ‘what does GTI stand for?’ While there is some debate on the matter, GTI is almost always used as an acronym for Grand Touring Injection. This is in reference to the fuel injection system in the engine. Despite the Golf GTI’s small stature, it packs quite a punch under the hood. With 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.0-liter inline-four engine certainly gets a lot of work done. You would be hard-pressed to find another car in the Golf GTI’s class that stacks up with it on engine strength. 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI features 

There is more to the Golf GTI than a pretty engine. It comes loaded with stylish and technological features. Who says hatchbacks can’t look good, anyway? LED lighting throughout the exterior and interior make everything about the car pop. Available Clark Plaid seating gives off a totally unique look that your passengers will marvel at. What about the technology? We almost need technology and connectivity to go with us these days, and the GTI comes prepared for that. Touchscreen navigation, Fender audio, satellite radio, all come available. VW Car-Net App-Connect comes standard and it integrates Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto so you can have access to your smartphone’s apps, messaging, mapping, music, and much more. 

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