Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 Owner's Manual

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Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 Owner's Manual

The VW Golf GTI MK5 is a fifth-generation compact 3-door hatchback with five seats. The car has become a powerful continuation of the lineup after the Mk4.

The updated hatchback has excellent performance, reliable assembly, and is light and easy to drive. Among the disadvantages, users highlight the higher cost compared to other models in this segment.


The main competitors of the model are Honda Civic SI, Kia Proceed GT, Renault Sport Megan 225, Ford Focus ST.

Exterior and interior design

The compact hatchback has a traditional silhouette. The front bumper, door handles, and mirrors have the same color as the body. The front headlights have a rounded shape and are represented by Xenon lights. The taillights have a regular round shape. The hood has a streamlined shape and complements the integrity of the exterior and emphasizes the smoothness of the hatchback’s shape.

The interior is characterized by comfort and a high level of technology. Adjustment of the seats and steering column makes it easy for the driver to get comfortable behind the wheel. The dashboard is represented by analog dials that have high-quality blue backlighting. A three-spoke steering wheel adds to the sporty character.

The car is equipped with dual-zone climate control, a 6-disc CD changer, and MP3 radio. The audio system is represented by 10 speakers.
The front seats have high-quality support with standard fabric upholstery, alarm, and immobilizer.

Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 Technical characteristics

Under the hood, the manufacturer used a 2-liter 4-cylinder inline turbocharged engine. This configuration produces up to 200 horsepower. The powertrain is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and a DSG robotic transmission is also available.

The braking system is represented by rear disc and front ventilated disc brakes. The front suspension is an independent McPherson system, the rear is independent with a stabilizer bar.


The car’s parameters provide enough space for the front row. The main dimensions are:

  • wheelbase – 2578 mm;
  • length – 4216 mm;
  • width – 1759 mm;
  • height – 1466 mm.

Safety systems

The VW Golf GTI MK5 model has an electronic stabilization system and an emergency braking function, cruise control.
The car has active and passive safety systems. The cabin is equipped with 6 airbags, head restraints, and belt tensioners.

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