Monday, 9 June 2014

VW Golf MK2 GTI & 16 Valve Performance Figures

The performance of the Golf GTi is some way behind my previous car, a Porsche 911 which could reach 174mph and travel from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds.

However for a car that is 25 years old the performance isn't at all bad. The Mk2 VW Golf GTI 16V which has 139bhp can reach 60mph in 7.9 seconds according to the offical Volkswagen technical data for the car.

It is often suggested that the performance of the Golf GTI 16V improves with age as the engine loosens up so a frequently quoted 0-60 for the 16V is 7.5seconds which improves on the VW official performance figures.

I was rather surprised to find that the iconic performance car from my teenage years, the Ford Escort RS Turbo is actually slower than the Golf 16V as I'd always assumed it was far faster. I once had a lift in one and the feeling was of the huge performance surge as the turbo kicked in but clearly this didn't affect the overall performance.

The standard Golf GTI takes 8.3 seconds but only has 112 bhp.

VW Golf GTI 16V Performance Figures
VW Golf GTI 16V Performance Figures

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