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Just got back from VW Autostadt Wolfsburg, They have got the new Mk7.5 Gti on show there,

Took some pics to share.

Highlights I could spot:

Front bumper looks similar the Clubsport edition40, no foglights either.

New rear bumper and restyled/reprofiled lights

LCD Dashboard (like audi's and other premiums VW's)

9+ inch touch/gesture screen Satnav

Sweeping rear indicators (like on some Audi's)

GTI alcantara seats, rather than tartan trim

New style headlights

Hidden the radar cruise control sensor (its now in the VW badge)

Think the exhaust pipes look bigger?

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Wow she looks pretty, I wouldn't mind changing my Mk4 for that.... Maybe one day. What other Vw's do they have there GTI, just the latest models or do they have the classic's there too? I'd love to go there :D
 

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I wonder if the display is standard. Virtual cockpit is a £1400 option on the A3.
 

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:wub: :wub: :wub: looks stunning in red

is this out here in march ?
 

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There is a vw museum nearby which has all sorts of old VW's also.
I was going to ask if you went there as well, it was a lot "crustier" than the Autostadt, but still a cool visit. Bit strange when I went there (May 2008), it was mid week, practically empty and I seemed to be left to my own devices to walk around without anyone supervising. Suppose there might have been CCTV in there but didn't notice it. Did you see that MK2 Golf "boat" ? :) Also did you see a MK4 R32 in either the museum or Autostadt? Pretty sure there wasn't one there in 2008.

Great to see this level of spec finally made it onto a Golf.
 

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I was going to ask if you went there as well, it was a lot "crustier" than the Autostadt, but still a cool visit. Bit strange when I went there (May 2008), it was mid week, practically empty and I seemed to be left to my own devices to walk around without anyone supervising. Suppose there might have been CCTV in there but didn't notice it. Did you see that MK2 Golf "boat" ? :) Also did you see a MK4 R32 in either the museum or Autostadt? Pretty sure there wasn't one there in 2008.

Great to see this level of spec finally made it onto a Golf.
The museum was quiet when we went this time , and it was same in back in 2003.
It's a bit run down but it doesn't matter because the amount of old cars they have there is just cool.

I was really looking forwards to seeing the prototype mk4 r32 again, but sadly it wasn't there at all, bit upset by that !

They had the prototype mk5 gti, and it was nice to see some small changes here and there , sadly didn't make it to production .

Also had the 2009 treffen worthesee gti mk6 'excessive' edition which had all sorts of cool touches to the body kit which funnily enough can now be found on the edition 40 clubsport. Things like the front and rear aero parts ... Great to see how the worthesee special one offs end up being sort of production models , or at least bits and bobs off them.

There was also a golf r 'touch' , which was basically a golf r, with full LCD dash, LCD massive headunit and LCD climate everything was touch screen .

The mk2 golf see boat car thing was there yes, as well as the vr6 corrado that top gear drove from UK to leave it in that museum.

I've got loads of pics of everything.

Mk2 limited was cool,
There was a Bora hydrogen car
Yellow mk5 golf gti with r32 bumpers, some sort of special edition gti that one .

Great place to visit for vw fan
 

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I was going to ask if you went there as well, it was a lot "crustier" than the Autostadt, but still a cool visit. Bit strange when I went there (May 2008), it was mid week, practically empty and I seemed to be left to my own devices to walk around without anyone supervising. Suppose there might have been CCTV in there but didn't notice it. Did you see that MK2 Golf "boat" ? :) Also did you see a MK4 R32 in either the museum or Autostadt? Pretty sure there wasn't one there in 2008.

Great to see this level of spec finally made it onto a Golf.
That's the old museum a bit away from Autostadt on Dieselstrasse. It's the "proper" museum for Volkswagen and traces it's history pre-war before Volkswagen was founded (the factory and town was purpose built pre-WW2 to build the KdF Wagen (Hitler's "Strength through Joy" or Peoples Car) to the present day.

The building wasn't purpose built and was I believe an old textile factory and it hasn't changed a great deal since my first visit back in the mid 1980's. It hasn't ever had any glitz or glamour just a plain well signed presentation of the important cars in the VW story from the wartime military vehicles to the first and subsequent "Beetle" and it's much less known air-cooled siblings, the original vans and buses and the first big departure to water cooled FWD cars the VW K70 and the subsequent Polos, Golfs Passats etc through to present

I've never seen it busy or full of staff, often we've been more or less alone and you can really take your time looking at the exhibits without disturbance. There is CCTV but the staff are not at all obtrusive unlike the Autostadt where uniformed staff are always present waiting to pounce should you look like you might breathe on or shock horror touch the exhibits.

Something of a bargain at 6 Euro which includes free parking and well worth a visit. It doesn't seem to get much publicity or promotion and it is obvious that only a small proportion of the visitors to Autostadt take in this delight too.
 

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Looking at the car configurator for a new GTi, just wondered how long into the run it would be before the Performance option (245PS) might be added.

Any ideas?
 

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I keep going back to the configurator to see if the PP been added as an option but still nothing… strange, I'm considering a move to a new GTi but I'd only want it with the PP.

Also noticed that LED lights have been removed from the option list, I'm hoping that I've read it correctly and that the LEDs have now been added to the standard equipment list.

Looks like I'll just have to keep waiting.
 

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Strange isn't it… there must be quite a few buyers who couldn't wait for the PP to come out and gone else where for their new buy.
 

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So just an update for those that might be interested.

I sent a query to VW Customer services about the PP option becoming available to the new Mk7 and here is the reply I received today…..

"Thank you for your recent email regarding availability of the Golf GTI Performance.

I can confirm the Golf GTI Performance will be a model in its own right, rather than an optional pack. The following vehicles will be available to order from 4 May 2017:

  • GTI Performance, 2.0 TSI 245PS Manual.
  • GTI Performance, 2.0 TSI 245PS DSG.

At this time pricing is yet to be confirmed, which will be announced closer to the order date."

So no option to add to a standard GTi build (guess it will be pitched between the GTi and R versions), May 4th is only a few weeks away so does anybody have any photos for what it might look like?

I'm guessing that as it's going to be listed as a separate model it might have some distinctive features.
 
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