VW Golf MK7 GTI Owner's Manual

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VW Golf MK7 GTI Owner's Manual

VW Golf MK7 GTI is a representative of the seventh generation of hatchbacks from Volkswagen. The front-wheel-drive car is compact, available only in a 5-door body and has five seats. The Golf MK7 follows the good performance of its predecessors, the Golf MK6 and Golf MK5. The MQB platform was used for the model.

Among the advantages of the new model are rounded shapes and smooth body lines, economy and speed. At the same time, the cost of the car is quite high compared to competitors.

The car is suitable for all occasions. The sporty yet restrained design is emphasized by a red stripe. A bright line emphasizes the radiator grille and runs to the front headlights.

The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 380 liters.

The list of standard technologies includes DAB radio, Bluetooth connection. The front panel has an 8-inch screen of the infotainment system.
The Discover Pro system and digital instrument panel readouts are available as an option.


Main competitors of the model: Ford Focus ST, Honda Sivic Type R, Skoda Octavia VRS.

VW Golf MK7 GTI Technical characteristics

The seventh-generation vehicle is powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged in-line engine with a displacement of 2 liters. The engine meets Euro 6 requirements thanks to an improved cylinder head shape. The power unit is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Additionally, a 7-speed robotic gearbox with DSG is available.

The power of the VW Golf MK7 GTI hatchback is 230 horsepower, while the torque is 370 Nm. The maximum speed declared by the developer is 250 km/h. The car reaches 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.

The braking system is represented by front ventilated and rear disc brakes. The hatchback’s tires are 17 inches in size. The front suspension is represented by McPherson struts and coil springs at the rear.


The body parameters are:

  • wheelbase – 2631 mm;
  • length – 4268 mm;
  • width – 1799 mm;
  • height – 1442 mm.

Safety systems and driver assistants

The car has a full list of necessary systems. The hatchback is equipped with cruise control, a tire pressure monitoring system, automatic collision braking, and even a parking assistant. The car has lane-keeping, road sign recognition, and monitoring of the situation in front of the car.

The list of passive safety systems includes a full set of airbags for the front and rear passengers, three-point seat belts and other elements.

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