Singapore gets special Volkswagen GTI V50

Click above for a gallery of the Volkswagen Golf GTI V50

Singapore has been singled out to receive a hotted up version of their Mark V Volkswagen GTI dubbed GTI V50. This gift to the island nation gets upgrades from APR including a Stage 1 ECU tune that adds 36 more horsepower and an additional 74 lb-ft of torque. Also underneath are a VW R32 brakes and calipers and a VW Performance exhaust. Together they'll turn your 0-to-60 run into a 5.6-second affair, which takes more than a second off the standard GTI.

Outside, the body is adorned with go-fast cosmetics like a VW Performance body kit, white turn signals, blue-tinted glass, along with some bespoke 18-inch VW wheels and Pirelli rubber to round the whole thing out. The paint job is one we'd describe as "novel." The GTI V50 will be a limited run, so expect a commensurate premium as another added feature. Check out the gallery of photos below, and the press release and tech specs after the jump.

[Source: VW Asia]


Tuning by Volkswagen. Warranty by Volkswagen.

The Golf GTI V50 is pumped not just with extra horsepower but the spirit of a steed. With a Stage 1 ECU tuned to 250hp, you'll post a stunning time of 5.6 seconds in the 100 kph sprint, sending your 2-litre hatch streets ahead.

The aggressive sports styling is amplified by Pirelli "P Zero" 18-inch alloy rims with 225/40 R18 tyres that let you burn rubber in style.

To tame the speed explosion, hug the asphalt with brake discs and callipers used in the range-topping Golf GTI R32, which round off the Golf GTI V50's dynamic road-feel and sensitive handling.

These tune-ups and more will be performed by Volkswagen Centre Singapore's technical experts – using genuine and approved parts and technology – and are covered by Volkswagen's 3-year warranty.

The Golf GTI V50 is a one-time, limited offer. In Singapore only.

Come down to the Volkswagen Centre Singapore today, before they all speed off.

Technical Data
Engine type 4-cylinder petrol engine, turbo FSI
Cubic capacity, litres/cm 3 2.0L / 1,984 cc
Max. output, kW(bhp) at rpm 183 / 246
Max. torque, Nm at rpm 382
Exhaust emission control Euro 4
Gearbox, standard 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox DSG
Top speed, kph with automatic gearbox 261
Acceleration, in seconds from 0-100 kph with automatic gearbox 5.6
Fuel consumption, litres/100 km with automatic gearbox:
City 10.7-11.0
Urban 6.2-6.5
Combined 7.9-8.2
CO 2 emission, g/km 190
Fuel capacity 55L
Exterior dimensions
Length/width/height, mm 4,216 / 1,759 / 1,501
Wheelbase, mm 2,578
Track front / rear, mm 1,534 / 1,516
Wheel size 7.5 J x 18
Tyre size 225 / 40 R18
Turning circle, m 10.9

Interior equipment

* "Climatronic" air-conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control and dust and pollen flter
* Aluminium and leather gearshift handle
* Backrest split foldable 1 ⁄3 to 2 ⁄3 including load through provision and centre armrest
* Front centre armrest with storage box and 2 rear cup holders
* Front and rear carpet mats
* Lockable glove compartment with cooling
* Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors
* Automatically dimming interior mirror
* Leather upholstery in "Vienna" on sport seats with height adjustment (heated)
* Luggage compartment cover with net
* Leather-covered multi-function steering wheel with decorative aluminium inserts and gearshift paddles
* Multi-function display "Plus"
* Front and rear power windows
* Radio remote controlled central locking with 2 folding keys
* "RCD 500" with in-dash 6 CD changer, 10 speakers
* Space and weight saving spare wheel
* Storage pockets on front seat backrests and additional storage compartment in roof console
* Cruise control
* Drawers under driver seat
* 2 front reading lights with chrome trim and 2 rear reading lights
* 12-volt socket in luggage compartment

Exterior equipment

* Volkswagen "Pirelli" 18 inch alloy rims with 225/40 tyres "P Zero"
* Automatic low beam mode with "Coming Home" and "Leaving Home" function
* Bi-xenon headlights for low beam and high beam
* Electric tilt sunroof
* Electrically adjustable and foldable outer mirror, separately heated and automatically dimming on driver's side including curb view on passenger side
* Front and rear bumpers in sports design, body-coloured rear spoiler
* Front fog lights
* Heat-insulating blue tinted glass
* Metallic paint
* Rear window wiper and washer system with intermittent control
* White side turn signal lights
* Sport suspension lowered by approximately 15mm
* Wheel locks

Safety equipment

* 3-point seat belts for all passenger seats
* Front seat belts with height adjustment and seat belt tensioner
* Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
* Comfort brake assistant, ABS, ASR and EDL
* Curtain airbag system for front and rear passengers including side airbags at the front
* Driver and front passenger airbag
* Front passenger airbag deactivation
* Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
* Front and rear disc brakes (front ventilated)
* ISOFIX child seat preparation (for 2 rear child seats)
* Driver and front passenger active head restraints
* Power-assisted steering, speed sensitive
* Electronic vehicle immobilization device
* Extended pedestrian protection measures
* Warning buzzer and warning light for front seat belts not fastened
* Flat tyre indicator
* Rain sensor

Performance Upgrades

* Volkswagen Performance Stage 1 ECU Tuning to 246hp
* Volkswagen Performance R32 front and rear brake discs and calipers
* Volkswagen Performance Exhaust
* Volkswagen Performance Body Kit
* Volkswagen "Pirelli" 18 inch alloy rims with 225/40 tyres "P Zero"

Volkswagen Warranty

* 3-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever is earlier)
* 24-hour Volkswagen Roadside Assistance
* 12-year body protection warranty
* 3-year paintwork warranty

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