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VW Golf GTI 16V (Mk II) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1021 kg (2251 lbs)
Introduced 1987
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 9.9 l/100 km (24 mpg US / 29 mpg UK)
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Lap times


0 - 100 kph9.1 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph8.5 s
0 - 100 mph26.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile11.7 s @ 72.7 mph
Est. 1/4 mile18.0 s @ 88.2 mph
Top speed202 kph (126 mph)
Est. emissions237 g/km
VW Golf GTI 16V acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type 4cyl 16V n/a
Displacement 1.8 l (110 ci)
Power 129 ps (127 bhp / 95 kw)
Torque 168 Nm (124 lb-ft)
Power / liter 72 ps (71 hp)
Power / weight 126 ps (125 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 165 Nm (121 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 13 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

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Hoppelmoppel123  6m ago

AutoZeitung ClassicCars (10/2020):
Fuel: 9.4 l/100 km

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Hoppelmoppel123  7m ago

AutoZeitung ClassicCars (3/2020):
0-100 kph: 9.1 s
Fuel: 9.9 l/100 km

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Mental  9y ago

Unbelievable! 920 PS from 1.8 liters... 0-100 2.3, 0-200 5.4... Mad! ;D

I wondered the engine is OK after ride. I'd expect it blow!

Why would anyone bother getting Veyron, when you can create something like this from the Golf?

BTW, it liked the exterior of this monsterous Golf. :)

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Georg  9y ago

just for fun :)!


and 8s. Golf2 (useing its 1.8 16V engine as base)

and best of all street legal and looks nearly bone stock

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thestig  11y ago

Oh yes! Oh yes! Such a magnificent piece of super-engineering is this car! Being one of the most powerful cars in the world, it usually eats vipers and corvettes for dinner! What a beast!!!

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net  11y ago

a make always up to 7.5s

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the race  12y ago

i had one of these...sure it has a turbocharger

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FastestLaps  12y ago

No. These have atmospheric engines - it even says that on this page "4cyl 16V n/a". As far as I know, forced induction was introduced only starting from 4th generation.

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Moe  12y ago

are these cars turbo charged?, i tried searching for specs for it. it says GTI so im assuming it is.

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bonifacijus  12y ago

0-100km/h in 9.0s according to vw data.

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Georg  12y ago


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Anonymous  12y ago

0-160 km/h: 26.7 s
Can I add the 139 PS version and the Jetta GT (also 139 PS)?

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chris macrory  12y ago

I had the early (small bumpers) 16v and trust me it's got to be one of the best hot hatches ever, sounds amazing goes well level on the corners, and it's 139bhp felt like much more

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fanis  13y ago

the 16v golf gti was 139hp with kr engine.

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Georg  15y ago

the 129hp version was with cat without it was 139hp (8.4s 0-100km/h)