2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Engine Specs and New Features
The Volkswagen Golf GTI defined the term “hot hatch” and offers an enticing blend of refinement, power and playful performance. After a well-received ground-up redesign for the 2015 model year, the 2016 Golf GTI continues to add value with an innovative new infotainment system, rearview camera and available Driver Assistance Package, not to mention its exceptional performance. Check out its impressive engine specs and features.
TSI Turbocharged Engine
The 2016 Golf GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injection engine, which is a member of the latest, third-generation EA888 engine family. The EA888 engine line is a masterpiece of modern engine design that provides high levels of performance, efficiency and drivability in a lightweight, compact package. The EA888 engine produces 210 horsepower at 4,500 rpm, and torque peaks at 258 lb-ft, beginning at just 1,500 rpm and lasting until 4,500 rpm.
When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the Golf GTI records an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. When equipped with the optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The high fuel economy in due in part to the new engine, which was designed to be lighter and more compact than the old unit, as well as reduce friction.
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Owners of the 2016 Golf GTI benefit from the addition of the new MIB II infotainment system. The MIB II system offers USB and VW-Car Net App-Connect, allowing owners with these systems to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle’s head unit. VW Car-Net’s connected vehicle services umbrella also includes connected car services, advanced telematics and enhanced navigation available by subscription.
A new Driver Assistance Package is available on the Golf GTI SE and Autobahn models. It’s been updated to include a number of new technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Parking Steering Assistant.
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