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  Volkswagen Golf V GT

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:2005 - 2008
Introduced at:2005 Frankfurt Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:November 21, 2005
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe new Golf GT to be launched at the end of 2005 will close the gap between the Golf Sportline and the Golf GTI. The GT will hit the market in Europe with two engine models, each with 170 PS: The innovative 1.4 l Twincharger and the equally powerful 2.0 TDI with diesel particulate filter as standard.

The Golf GT is not just a very special Golf under the engine hood, it also looks special. The new front section with its V-shaped radiator grille in the body colour is the exclusive preserve of the new Golf GT. Air inlet openings are integrated into the front bumper, but are more understated than in the GTI. In this way, the designers have clearly distinguished between the Golf, Golf GT, Golf GTI and R32, thereby making it clear that the models have different power levels. There is an opening for the twin tailpipe in the rear apron. The GT is 15 millimetres lower than the standard level and sports 17-inch wheels.

As standard, the engine power is channelled to the driven front wheels through a manual six-speed gearbox. From early 2006, it will also be possible to combine these engine versions with the crisply shifting six-speed DSG direct shift gearbox. Connoisseurs will lick their lips at this, since the DSG combines the convenience of an automatic with the sporty and fuel-saving advantages of a manual. It has six forwards gears, shifts gear extremely quickly and without any interruption in traction. The DSG is the ideal gearbox particularly in combination with Turbo diesel direct injection engines, and now also with the new "Twincharger". Background: The DSG is the first gearbox to do full justice to the consumption benefits of the innovative engine technology in spite of the automatic gearshift function - indeed, it even adds to the benefits. Like the classic Tiptronic, this gearbox can also be shifted manually using a plus/minus gearshift gate.

Externally, the Golf GT can be recognised by its modified front section that is similar to the GTI whilst nevertheless retaining its individuality. For example, the V-shape is developed but is much more understated than in the GTI. Further special optical cues include the GT logos on the front and fear as well as special alloy wheels and the visible twin tailpipe. The standard equipment of the Golf GT is based on the Trendline and includes electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, central locking with radio remote control, six airbags, headrests and threepoint seat belts for all five seats, electromechanical power steering as well as ABS with electronic stability programme (ESP) and traction control (ASR).

In the interior, the Golf GT will appeal with special sports seats in the individual "Brick" design, a three-spoke leather steering

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