2013 VW Golf GTI design study introduced at Paris

The Germans from Volkswagen decided to reveal a design study based on the upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The company decided to call it a design study but it is quite clear that we talk about a prototype which is almost identical to the GTI variant of the seventh generation Golf.

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Under the bonnet we find a 2.0-liter direct injection engine capable to deliver 217 horsepower and 350Nm of torque, enough resources for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 6,6 seconds and a top speed of 246 km/h.

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

If you want more power, there will be a Performance Pack able to add extra 10 horses to the output with the 0-100 km/h sprint time being improved by 0,1 seconds. Fuel economy figures for the 2013 VW Golf GTI are rated at 6 liters/100 km for the manual transmission.

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Aesthetic improvements include smoked LED lights in the rear, a new front grille, red brake calipers hiding behind the five-spoke alloy wheels and flat-bottom steering wheel inside.

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Moreover, Volkswagen says that the new Golf GTI will hit the European showrooms starting next year being offered both in three- and five-door flavors.

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