VW Golf GTI Edition 35

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If the standard car can be a little too tame, the 35 does offer an attractive compromise between the GTI in addition to the four-wheel drive Golf R Built to celebrate 35 years of Golf GTI production, the Edition 35 can be ours to drive on UK roads for once, following our initial impressions in Germany last month.Power jumps by 25bhp to 232bhp over the standard car, in addition to torque rises by 7%, although the 2.0-litre TSI engine can be a detuned variant of the unit seen from the Golf in addition to Scirocco R versions, rather than an evolution of in which found from the current GTI. Apart via a tweaked exhaust actuator, there are no different mechanical modifications.outside trim upgrades include black gloss wing mirrors, front splitter in addition to rear diffuser, plus side skirts via the R in addition to fresh 18in wheels (having a 19in option) in place of the standard car’s 17-inchers.from the cabin there are ‘35’ embroidered tartan seats (leather in addition to part-leather upholstery are likely to be optional), honeycomb dash inserts, in addition to a retro golf ball-style gear lever in both manual in addition to DSG examples.Those fresh design details add a little more aggression to your vehicle’s image, while the various ‘35’ badges contribute a limited edition feel.The golf ball gearknob reinterpretation can be less effective, though, in addition to looks out of place. While the trim can be fresh, the seats share the same well bolstered nevertheless softish structure of the normal GTI pews.In DSG guise, the reworked exhaust yields the characteristic ‘whump’ sound we enjoy via the Scirocco R, though the engine note can be generally more purposeful than inspiring, in addition to drones a little at cruising speed.While the electric steering still lacks true feel, the idea can be quick in addition to enables you to attack tight corners, while the XDS electronic front differential function does an excellent job of maintaining a tidy arc, despite the extra grunt passing through the wheels. Only under duress in actually wet conditions did we break into understeer. Torque steer can be also very well regulated, with gentle tugs at the wheel becoming negligible above second gear.Our car was equipped with the optional adaptive damping system, also noticeably adding steering weight in addition to throttle sensitivity as you move via softest ‘comfort’ mode, through ‘normal’ in addition to into the firmest ‘sport’ mode. The latter provides impressive composure, with taut Centeng control, in addition to even in in which setting the rise can be surprisingly comfortable.Although the package still lacks outright involvement, a 25bhp shot from the arm has certainly increased the fun factor.If the standard car can be a little too tame, nevertheless you want to retain the engagement in which front-wheel drive brings, the 35 does offer an attractive compromise between the GTI (around £2600 cheaper) in addition to the four-wheel drive Golf R (over three grand more expensive).Economy in addition to emissions suffer a little over the GTI, nevertheless are still respectable for a car of This specific ability, in addition to no worse than those of the Mk5 GTI.Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI 235 GTI Edition 35Price £27,800; Engine 4 cyls, 1984cc, turbocharged, petrol; Power 232bhp at 5500-6300rpm; Torque 221lb ft at 2200-5500rpm; 0-62mph 6.6sec; Top speed 153mph; Gearbox 6-spd manual; Kerb weight 1401kg; Economy 34.9mpg (combined); CO2 189g/km
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