2017 VW Golf GTI Performance and 2017 VW e-Golf – IAA 2017 Live
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
The 2017 VW Golf family is making its presence felt at the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2017) with the 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance and 2017 VW e-Golf in attendance.
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance
The 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance’s 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine now produces 15 PS more than that of the pre-facelift model’s unit. With 245 PS and 370 Nm on tap, the 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance can do the 0-100 km/h run in 6.2 seconds and go on to hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. There are two transmission options available – 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG. Besides offering more power, it also has larger brakes and a front differential.
The facelifted VW Golf GTI Performance gets VW’s Active info display as standard fitment, which replaces the traditional instrument console with a high-resolution TFT screen. The updated Performance variant adds features like rain sensor, auto dimming IRVM, and an 8-speaker Composition Media radio. 17-inch “Brooklyn” alloy wheels with 225 tyres are also standard on the VW Golf GTI.
2017 VW Golf GTI Performance at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show – Image Gallery
2017 VW e-Golf
The 2017 VW e-Golf comes with increased energy capacity. Up from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh, this has lead to an increment in the driving range to 300 km (NEDC). The electric motor’s power and torque figures have increased by 21 PS and 20 Nm respectively to 136 PS and 290 Nm respectively. The facelifted e-Golf can accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 6.9 seconds. The battery pack can be charged to 80% when connected to a CCS (Combined Charging System) station at 40 kW in just 45 minutes.
Inside, the new VW e-Golf features VW’s 9.2 inch Discover Pro navigation system with touch support, gesture control and voice control. Customers can opt for Active Display, which replaces the traditional instrument console with a 12.3-inch high-resolution TFT screen. The all-electric variant of the facelifted VW Golf hatchback is now on sale.