Advance sales of the Golf GTI Cabriolet begin

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Following its big reveal in Geneva, Volkswagen has launched the new Golf GTI Cabriolet model in Germany this week.

Powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the hatchback, the Cabriolet has 155 kW (210 hp) and 280 Nm of torque to play with, and comes with a six-speed manual or optional six-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox. The sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 7.3 seconds and top speed is 237 km/h (147 mph), while average fuel consumption works out at 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres (DSG: 7.7 l/100 km).

Prices start at € 31,350 for a manual-equipped car, but that figure rapidly rises when you add such goodies as DSG and the 18-inch Detroit alloy wheel upgrade. Other countries in Europe will have to wait until the second half of the year before they can receive the Cabriolet.



[Source: Volkswagen Germany]

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