VW Golf GTI vs VW Golf GTI

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk V)
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Category VW Golf GTI (Mk V)VW Golf GTI (Mk VI)
Max power (ps / bhp) 200 / 197211 / 208
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 280 / 207280 / 207
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1403 / 30931318 / 2906
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 143 / 141160 / 158

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf GTI (Mk V)VW Golf GTI (Mk VI)
0 - 100 kph 6.8 s6.2 s
0 - 200 kph 32.2 s26.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 25.0 s19.9 s
0 - 60 mph 6.0 s5.8 s
0 - 100 mph 16.1 s15.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.7 s @ 79.5 mph10.3 s @ 83.3 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s @ 95.0 mph14.5 s @ 100.0 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 25.9 s @ 116.8 mph24.2 s @ 121.2 mph

General performance

Category VW Golf GTI (Mk V)VW Golf GTI (Mk VI)
Top speed 235 kph (146 mph)240 kph (149 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.44 g (4 m/s²)0.48 g (5 m/s²)
Fuel economy 11.2 l/100 km (21 mpg US / 25 UK)8.2 l/100 km (29 mpg US / 34 UK)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTI (Mk V)VW Golf GTI (Mk VI)
Track Performance 865899
Straight line speed 8741200
Total 17392099

Verdict

Golf GTI is the fastest by a small margin.

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Corvolet3  10m ago

Wow, the gap between these two gens is bigger than I thought. I assume the 200 to 26 seconds was done with the DSG? Cause the one in the Mk5 is definitely inferior


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Georg  13y ago

@Huh?
we put together numbers from different tests... 0-160km/h most likely is from a europen test driven on normal tarmac and the 1/4mile time is most likely driven by a US magazine on a drag strip with much better traction resulting in a better time...


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Huh?  13y ago

If the MkVI does the 1/4 mile in 14.5 @ 100mph, how can the 0-160km/h time be 15.0 sec? Makes no sense.