Local specs and official pricing for Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport was launched in South Africa on 1 July 2016
This bespoke model was created to honour the iconic Golf GTI. The GTI Clubsport is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that churns out 195 kW with an overboost function that pushes that output up to a heady 213 kW for short periods of time. The extra boost of power is activated by pushing the throttle right to the floor, engaging the kickdown function. Volkswagen claims it will generate the extra kilowatts for up to 10 seconds. Torque is also slightly increased during this boost phase from 350 Nm to 380 Nm. Zero to 100 kph is dispatched in 5.9 seconds and it will top out at 249 kph. Volkswagen only offer the DSG gearbox in the Clubsport model in conjunction with its electronic differential. The Clubsport is also fitted with its launch control system like the current GTi’s that automatically sets the revs at 3 000 rpm before launching it off the line.
The Clubsport takes the Golf GTI’s sport chassis one step further by specifically tuning the dampers and springs for improved handling. The aerodynamics have also been fettled with in order to improve agility, stability and improve grip in corners. The system further enhances the electronics in order to improve the Clubsport’s handling and precision in the corners. Other options include the Discover Pro Radio with satellite navigation system, Light Assist with dynamic high beam control, DynAudio Excite sound system, Keyless Access – keyless locking and engine starting system, panoramic tilt sunroof, Park Distance Control (Rear),19-inch alloy wheels, Clubsport racing bucket seats, Velour/cloth sport seats with GTI logo on backrest and Rear View camera.
In terms of styling, the GTI Clubsport gains sportier front and rear bumpers with new side sills (embossed with the word ‘Clubsport’), diffuser and rear spoiler. Other details include a black trim stripe down the side of the car, dark red LED tail lights and chrome-plated exhaust tips.
Golf GTI Prices And Clubsport Pricing
|2.0 TSI 162 kW Manual||R465 500|
|2.0 TSI 162 kW DSG||R481 500|
|2.0 TSI 169 kW Performance Pack DSG||R501 500|
|2.0 TSI 195 kW Clubsport DSG||R540 200|
The new Golf GTI Clubsport comes standard with a 5-year/90 000km service plan and 3-year/120 000km warranty.