The Golf - fascination with three letters

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

Golf I GTI (1976 - 1983) - The classic The concept is as simple as it is ingenious: a lightweight compact car, a powerful engine and a sporty chassis. When it was launched on the market in 1976, no one suspected that this 182 km/h Golf with the magic three letters GTI would develop into a true cult sports car. A high-revving 1.6-liter injection engine, and from 1982 a 1.8-liter injection engine, sent the speedometer needle of the Golf GTI with its black wheel arch extensions, black-framed rear window and red-framed radiator grille flying to 100 km/h in just 9.2 seconds. Golf II GTI (1984 - 1991) - The stroke of genius with up to 160 hp Great diversity reigns under the hood of the successful successor: The Golf II GTI is available with five different engine variants that produce between 79 kW/107 hp and 118 kW/160 hp. Conceptually and with its design DNA, it continues the course of the first generation. The GTI insignia - in particular the red stripe in the radiator grille and the check pattern on the sports seats - became cult. In 1986, the new 16V engine made its debut, producing 102 kW/139 hp and pushing the GTI up to 208 kilometers per hour. Golf III GTI (1991 - 1997) - The discreet powerhouse with up to 150 hp In 1991, Volkswagen transferred the GTI insignia to the third generation. The twin headlamps of the second GTI generation now disappeared under a single lens. In terms of power, it starts with 115 hp. A year later, engine output climbs to 110 kW/150 hp with a new two-liter four-valve engine. Not only the performance is significantly improved, but also the chassis of the compact sports car.


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