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The New Golf (2017)

The_Traveller

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Rather unusual that the Golf Mk7/7.5 (all models) in North America still has the old school handbrake:
I'm sure it needs to be ordered with the EPB.

Both my 340i and 330i have 19voetsek parking break , for cars that cost double (and more) than the 1.4TSi that has all the bells and whistles , that's fvcked up.
 

FiestaST

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I'm sure it needs to be ordered with the EPB.

Both my 340i and 330i have 19voetsek parking break , for cars that cost double (and more) than the 1.4TSi that has all the bells and whistles , that's fvcked up.
In this case I don't think so. I just think all NA-spec G7 & G7.5 cars are normal handbrake only.
 

FiestaST

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Confirmed For South Africa

Just the other day we heard about the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR being confirmed for Australian market so we reached out to some individuals high up at VW South Africa to see if we could get some answers.

Previewed by the Concept version at this year’s Lake Worthersee meet, the most powerful production Golf GTI ever should get an uprated 2.0-litre turbo four with 286 horses (213 kW) of power and 370Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG automatic.

The concept version claimed to deliver peak torque at just 1600rpm, and features a mechanical-locking front differential as standard to help get all that grunt to the tarmac.

Other performance specifications include a limited top speed of 250km/h, though buyers will be able to remove the limiter allowing for a v-max of 264km/h. This top speed makes it the fastest production GTI in history.

Final specifications for the production model are still yet to be revealed but a source close to Volkswagen South Africa confirmed this sleek model will be arriving in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019.

It is expected to be a limited release special model but no (production) numbers have been mentioned as of yet.

Taking a look at the real-life shots from Worthersee we can only hope the production version keeps the exact same styling and ideas as it looks pure hot hatch and many GTI fans will be scrambling to get one.

Pricing will be a good chunk above the current GTI’s starting price of R548,599 but we estimate a tag of around R650,000 to R700,000.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2018/06/volkswagen-golf-gti-tcr-confirmed-for-south-africa.html
 

Cr419

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Please do & report back bruv.

Only Q is do all North American Golf 7/7.5 models come with an old school handbrake. No EBP option offered even.
I noticed on VW.ca that even the Gti there still has the old fashioned handbrake. Very odd.
 

epah

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I'm sure it needs to be ordered with the EPB.

Both my 340i and 330i have 19voetsek parking break , for cars that cost double (and more) than the 1.4TSi that has all the bells and whistles , that's fvcked up.
Yeah but you still drive a 340I. Which is probably the best car out there right now so you still win.
 

FiestaST

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Volkswagen Golf GTI axed ahead of WLTP introduction

Only GTI Performance is now available, although GTI TCR will arrive later this year

Volkswagen has dropped the Golf GTI from its line-up ahead of the introduction in September of more stringent emissions limits as part of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), Autocar has learned.

The only GTI model left on sale is the Performance variant, which is £1465 more expensive at £29,930 and produces 242bhp from its slightly uprated turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The move has been confirmed to Autocar by Volkswagen.

VW is unlikely to reintroduce the standard Mk7 Golf GTI, which had 227bhp, because the Mk8 Golf is set to arrive next year and the Mk7 Golf GTI would only have a narrow window of time on sale following its rehomologation to conform to WLTP standards.

WLTP, which will replace the lab-based New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), is considered to be tougher because it tests cars in real-world driving scenarios. Manufacturers are being forced to fit particulate filters to all of their models to ensure they conform to the tougher limits.

Although the Golf GTI range now features just one variant, it will soon grow to two when the TCR variant goes on sale later this year. That car, inspired by VW’s participation in the Touring Car Racing championship, will produce 286bhp from its higher-specification 2.0-litre engine.

WLTP is the cause for the downgraded power output for the all-wheel-drive Golf R, which has lost 10bhp (to now total 296bhp) because of the fitment of a particulate filter. The same reduction has affected the technically similar Leon Cupra of sister brand Seat. That car now has 286bhp.

Like VW, BMW is also about to drop one of its performance models ahead of WLTP introduction because its successor is due soon after. The F80 M3 will go off sale in August, with the car’s successor set for arrival next year as part of the next-generation 3 Series range.

The technically related M4, however, will go off sale for about two months, during which time it will be rehomologated to WLTP standards. This model is returning because the next 4 Series line-up isn’t due until 2020.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/volkswagen-golf-gti-axed-ahead-wltp-introduction
 

Sumen

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I still don't get it.

It's the Golf 7 facelift. The Golf 8 launches in June next year.

What copy machine is broken?
Newer golfs have very short life span, the previous gen was only produced for 5 years before the current gen came out.
 

kripstoe

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Newer golfs have very short life span, the previous gen was only produced for 5 years before the current gen came out.
You basing your "newer Golfs" statement on 1 or 2 model runs over 44 years, where the latest model run is now at 6 years?

Average model production run for Golf = 6.7 years (and then maybe 1 facelift per model in production run)
Ford Foccus = 6.7 years
A-Class = 5.3 years
1 Series = 9 (and then between 2 and 4 facelifts in a model run)

:confused:
 
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