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Latest model: Volkswagen Polo GTI 2011
Volkswagen Polo GTI 2011The Volkswagen Polo GTI is rear. A comprehensive 132 Kw / 180 PS comeback! This GTI lives up to its legendary name: Superior handling features unified with uncompromising motor dynamics and a maximum of security. The list of innovative features runs via the new Volkswagen Polo GTI like a common theme. Take the engine: This Volkswagen Polo is powered by a new 1. 4-litre TSI with petrol direct injection plus turbo- and supercharging. Textbook downsizing. Performance is transferred to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG, which is traditional equipment. An electronic transverse differential lock (XDS) reduces the tendency to understeer and especially enhances handling in quick driving via curves.

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Equipped in this way, the Volkswagen Polo GTI - available in a 3-door and a 5-door version - is extremely agile and super efficient underway: Weighing 1184, kg, the Volkswagen Polo GTI accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6. 9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 229 km/h. At the same time, it is the most economical and lowest emitting GTI of all times. Combined fuel consumption: just 6. 0litres per 100 kilometres. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km.

By comparison: Its direct predecessor with regard to performance - also equipped with a 180 PS 1. 8-litre turbo motor - consumed 7. 9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km CO2). This means that the new vehicle is 25 percent more economical. That's real progress. The GTI is also the first Volkswagen Polo to be available with bi-xenon headlights including cornering light, LED daytime running light and corner marker light as well as a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof.

The tradition of the sporty top Volkswagen Polo model versions reaches rear nearly a quarter of a century and is based on the legendary Volkswagen Polo Coupé G40 from 1986. As the first vehicle ever to be equipped with a mechanical G-charger - it re-defined the car dynamic limits in this segment. Its motor had a performance of 83 Kw / 113 PS and made the Volkswagen Polo G40, which in top condition today is a coveted collector's item, nearly 200 km/h quickly. In contrast, the predecessor of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI first switched over to turbo technology in the year 2006. Its base version had a performance of 110 Kw / 150 PS; the legendary Cup Edition then took this figure up to 180 PS.