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.: Roger Trewenack's VW Golf V GTI





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Volkswagen Golf Mk5

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Volkswagen Golf Mk5
2004-2008 Volkswagen Golf (1K) Comfortline 5-door hatchback 01.jpg
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Also called Volkswagen Rabbit
Production 2003–2009
Assembly WolfsburgGermany
UitenhageSouth Africa[1]
JakartaIndonesia (Garuda Mataram Motor)[3]
SolomonovoUkraine (Eurocar)
Body and chassis
Class Small family car (Golf)
Compact MPV (Golf Plus)
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
5-door MPV (Golf Plus)
5-door estate/wagon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive orfour-wheel-drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35)
Engine --------------//------
2.0 I4 16v Turbo FSI 147 kW (AXX/BWA/BPY/CAWB) (GTI)
2.0 I4 16v Turbo FSI 169 kW (BYD) (GTI Ed30)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed tiptronic automatic
6-speed DSG
7-speed DSG
Wheelbase 2,578 mm (101.5 in)
Length Golf/Rabbit: 4,204 mm (165.5 in)
GTI: 4,216 mm (166.0 in)
R32: 4,246 mm (167.2 in)
Width 1,759 mm (69.3 in)
Height Golf/Rabbit: 1,479 mm (58.2 in)
GTI: 1,469 mm (57.8 in)
R32: 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Kerb weight 1,164 kg (2,566 lb) to 1,617 kg (3,565 lb)
Predecessor Volkswagen Golf Mk4
Successor Volkswagen Golf Mk6



Options for engines and transmissions vary from country to country, but the Golf Mk5 is available with 4-cylinderpetrol engines, and a new Pumpe Duse unit injector Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine. Transmission options include manualautomaticTiptronic, and Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG).

The GTI comes with VW's 4-cylinder 2.0L Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) which makes 200 PS (147 kW; 197 bhp) and 280 N·m (207 lbf·ft) torque. Transmissions include a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG.

Volkswagen Golf 5-door (Australia) - MK5 Interior

In September 2005, the Golf Mk5 GT was announced, which featured a choice of either 1.4 L petrol engine in twincharger (TSI) configuration, or a 2.0 litre TDI. Both are available as 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp) versions; while the diesel also is available as a 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) variant in the UK. The 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) diesel has 350 N·m (258 lbf·ft) of torque, which is more than the range topping R32.

The new Twincharger (TSI) petrol engine uses Fuel Stratified Injection(FSI), along with a pair of chargers forcing the induction of the air. The chargers are a single supercharger that disengages after a specified rev-range, at which point charging of the air is handled by a singleturbocharger. This system benefits from the pumping efficiency of the supercharger at lower revs and the fuel efficiency of the turbocharger at high revs. This results in more constant power delivery through the rev range, and better fuel efficiency. Both petrol and diesel versions are also available with DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox). Performance figures for the petrol vehicle are 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9s (6 speed) and 6.9s (DSG), with the diesel taking 8.2s, and both reaching top speed of 220 km/h (136.7 mph).


Performance mdels

Mk5 GT

The Golf Mk5 GT features a choice of either 1.4 L petrol engine in twincharger (TSI) configuration, or a 2.0 litre TDI diesel a 2.0 (fsi) direct injection petrol engine has 150 bhp. tsi petrol and diesels are available as 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp) versions. The 125kW diesel engine has 350 N·m (258 ft·lbf) of torque, which is more than the range topping R32. The petrol engined offering contains the new TSI engine, which is based on the recent Fuel Stratified Injection(FSI), but with a pair of chargers forcing the induction of the air. The chargers are a single supercharger that disengages after a specified rev-range, at which point charging of the air is handled by a single turbocharger. This system benefits from both of the efficiency of the supercharger in the lower rev ranges, with the longevity of the turbocharger higher in the rev range. This results in little turbo lag, constant power delivery along the rev range, and better fuel efficiency than similarly powered 2.4 L V6 engine due to its small size. However, the power delivery of the petrol TSI engine was criticised as being very jerky by Jeremy Clarkson.[9]

In the UK the GT sport badge was marketed as offering both high power and low emissions, sparking some controversy.[10][11] The 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp) diesel offers 156g/km and returns 47.9 mpg combined[12] with the petrol equivalent offering 175g/km and 38.2 mpg[13] respectively.

Both petrol and diesel versions are also available with Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG). Performance figures for the petrol vehicle are 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds (6-speed manual) and 7.7 seconds (DSG), with the diesel taking 8.2 seconds, and both reaching top speed of 220 km/h (136.7 mph).

The Golf GT features the same brakes as the Golf GTI, with 312 mm (12.3 in) ventilated front discs, and 286 mm (11.3 in) solid rears. It has also 15 mm (0.59 in) lowered suspension, which lowers its centre of gravity, it borrows the GTI's suspension/damper settings, uses 7Jx17" "ClassiXs" alloy wheels fitted with wide 225/45 R17 tyres, and has twin exhaust outlets.


Mk5 GTI 3-door (US) - Mk5 Golf GTI (Australia)

The Golf GTI features a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline 4-cylinder petrol engine withFuel Stratified Injection (FSI) direct-injection technology, which produces 200PS (147 kW/197 bhp). It is available in both 3-door and 5-door hatchback body shapes, and comes with a choice of either 6-speed manual or a 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox(DSG) which greatly reduces shift time to only 8ms.[14]


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The concept GTI was first shown to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. The first production model was initially unveiled at the Mondial de l'Automobile inParis in September 2004, and went on sale around the world shortly thereafter. At the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006, the GTI made its long awaited North American debut in 3-door guise (a 5-door variant has since become available), where it is marketed solely under the 'GTI' moniker, with no reference to the Rabbit. The new GTI has a considerable price increase over the previous model, mainly due to the features mentioned above, and the fact that the exterior itself had not seen such a dramatic design change in years. The price is further raised because it is built in Germany, unlike the Mk4 some of which were built in Brazil. The innovative DSG transmission and the 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) TFSI engine all helped raise the retail price of the car. The Mk5 GTI was named 2007 Automobile of the Year by Automobile Magazine, in December 2006.[15]

This generation marked the only generation in Canada to have the GTI as a separate nameplate rather than a trim of the Golf. When Volkswagen announced the revival of the Golf in the United States & Canada for the 2010 model year, Volkswagen reverted the GTI nameplate as a Golf trim, although the GTI remains a separate nameplate in the United States.


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