2015 Golf GTI

2015 Golf GTI
Always on the fast track. Few cars have
gripped drivers as instantly as the Golf
GTI. Considering it has both defined and
redefined the hot hatch for over 30 years,
it’s no wonder. Fast-forward to today,
and we’ve made this sporty Golf GTI
lower, wider, and faster than ever before.
Something you’ll get used to pretty quickly.
That’s the Power of German Engineering.
Less weight.
More go.
Performance. Usually, making a vehicle stronger means adding more weight. But with
the Golf GTI, we incorporated ultra-high-strength steel, which is both stronger and
lighter than conventional steel. So going, turning, and stopping are all improved. And
by adding new technologies that help improve handling performance, along with a
wider stance, it’s a stronger performer on the track too.
Sport suspension. This autobahn-tuned suspension separates
the Golf GTI from the rest of the pack. With tighter body control,
the Golf GTI can stay more level in corners and it improves grip,
while still managing to provide a smooth ride.
Driving Mode Selection. We all like having choices. With the
standard Driving Mode Selection and available DCC, you can
adjust the steering, engine response, and handling of your Golf
GTI just the way you like it. It’s nice to be in control.
XDS® Cross Differential System. Brakes are great for stopping.
And now, for turning. That’s why the Golf GTI features the XDS+
Cross Differential System in conjunction with the available VAQ
front limited-slip differential lock, which uses the brakes to help
transfer power to the outside wheel and to improve cornering.
Let’s cut to the chase.
Performance. There’s no denying it. The heart of any sports car is its
engine, which is why we decided to give this one an adrenaline
boost. With the most horsepower and torque of any Golf GTI ever
built for the U.S., and new performance-enhancing technologies, this
hot hatch has performance that’s sure to get your heart pumping too.
2.0T engine
Autobahn shown in Pure White with Driver Assistance Package and 18" Rotary wheels
The most powerful engine to ever be found in a
Golf GTI is also lighter and more fuel efficient
than before.* Some might call it magic. We just
call it 30 years of turbocharging experience.
Performance Package. Some of us are harder to please. That’s
why we’re pleased to offer this available Performance Package,
which adds an additional 10 horsepower (total output of 220 hp),
a torque-sensing limited-slip differential, and high-performance
front and rear brakes with GTI embossed lettering.
Launch Control. Sometimes, we can all use a little help. And to
help you get going more quickly, the Golf GTI features the
available Launch Control system on DSG®- equipped models to
help put the power down, making the fun go up.**
Progressive steering. This variable-ratio steering system
provides quick response to driver input at higher speeds, while
making driving easier at lower speeds. Now the only variable
you have to think about is which route you want to take home.
*2015 GTI, 6-speed manual transmission: 34 highway/25 city/28 combined mpg EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. **Always obey local speed and traffic laws.
Spend some quality time surrounded by quality.
Autobahn shown in Titan Black leather
Design and quality. Quality can be hard to find. But in a Golf GTI, quality is sitting right
in front of you. Under you. And all around you. From the available performance package
with red brake calipers, aggressive 18" wheels, and available LED Daytime Running
Lights, to the leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, the Golf GTI puts you at the center
of it all. No wonder it was named one of Ward’s® 10 Best Interiors. So take a seat, and
take a step up in quality.
Your very own mobile
entertainment center.
Technology. We all like having the latest technologies. That’s why
we gave the Golf GTI available features like an all-new touchscreen
navigation system, so that hidden getaway you’re looking for no
longer has to be so hidden. And Volkswagen Car-Net® connected
car features* help you stay connected with your car even when
you’re apart from it. If you want concert-quality sound, just turn up
the dial on the available Fender® Premium Audio System. With all
of the new technologies available on the Golf GTI, the best seats in
the house can now be found sitting in your driveway.
Color multi-function trip computer
Rearview camera**
S shown in Clark Plaid cloth with Driver Assistance Package and MojoMats®
*VW Car-Net services provided by Verizon Telematics, Inc. Trial or paid subscription required to access all features. VW Car-Net services require vehicle cellular connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal; certain services
may collect location information. See Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and other details at www.vw.com/carnet/info. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. **Available on select models.
All-new advanced touchscreen sound system
All-new advanced touchscreen navigation system**
We designed it to perform here.
Safety and Driver Assist. Life is unpredictable. That’s why the Golf GTI was built to
perform in more ways than one with features like our signature Intelligent Crash Response
System (ICRS) and advanced cage.* Along with the latest technologies like an Automatic
Post-Collision Braking System and an available Forward Collision Warning. As impressive
as these systems are, we hope it’s one performance you never have to see.
*The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate. **This is a dramatization and does
not depict what will happen in a collision. All bags will not inflate simultaneously in real-world collisions, and if multiple bags do deploy, they will be in various stages of inflating/deflating and will never all be inflated at the same time. †Airbags are supplemental
restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. ††Feature available on select models.
S shown in Reflex Silver with Lighting and Performance Packages
Safety Features
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Forward Collision Warning††
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)*
Seven stability-enhancing systems
Pressure sensors for side airbag deployment
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Adaptive airbags
Adaptive airbags. Our airbags are designed to adapt to crash
severity, and special sensors in the doors deploy the Side Curtain
Protection® airbags faster in the event of a side impact. We’re
thinking ahead, from every angle.†
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The Golf GTI is
sensitive, especially when it comes to its tires. To help stay efficient
and safe, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System alerts you to a loss of
tire pressure so you know when to put more air in.
Seven stability-enhancing systems. Almost every car has
stability control nowadays. But very few car companies go to the
length we do to help you maintain control. Control freaks, rejoice.
Forward Collision Warning. The available Forward Collision
Warning system† can help you detect what’s coming. If you
Park Distance Control (PDC). Even when you can’t see an object
you’re approaching while parking, the available PDC can, and it
alerts you with beeps so you can tell how close something is to
your car. Sometimes, we all just need a little space.
Driver Assist Features
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Not every collision
brings a car to a stop. That’s why we made the Automatic PostCollision Braking System. It can help keep your car from moving
after a collision, reducing the chance of any additional impacts.
approach an object too quickly, the system provides visual and
audible warnings. Just another way we’re looking out for you.
Golf GTI Specs
2.0L TSI,® 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and
FSI® direct fuel injection; 210 hp, 258 lbs/ft of torque
2.0L TSI, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and FSI
direct fuel injection, 220 hp, 258 lbs/ft of torque
Red brake calipers on front vented disc brakes (312 mm) and rear solid disc brakes
(272 mm)
Upgraded front (340mm) and rear (310mm) brake rotors and front calipers with GTI logo
Electromechanical progressive power steering system with variable assistance
Sport suspension with independent front MacPherson struts and rear fully independent
4-link suspension
XDS+ Cross Differential System
Driving Mode Selection
VAQ front limited-slip differential lock
Dynamic Chassis Control
6-speed manual transmission
6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode and with steering
wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Summer performance tires
Climatic manual single-zone climate control with pollen filter
Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
Color multi-function trip computer with compass, trip time, trip length, average trip speed,
average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station
display, personalizing function, lap timer
3 12V power outlets, 1 in front center console, 1 in center armrest, and 1 in cargo area
Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors, illuminated and with covers
Brushed aluminum footrest and pedal covers
Heated front seats
8-way manually adjustable sport seats
8-way partial power-adjustable sport seats including manual-adjustable
lumbar support
12-way power-adjustable driver’s top sport seat including power-adjustable lumbar
support; 8-way partial power-adjustable passenger top sport seat including manualadjustable lumbar support
60/40-split folding rear seat with center armrest and pass-through
1-touch lane-change signal feature
Leather-wrapped, multi-function sport steering wheel, height-adjustable with telescopic
steering column
2 front, 2 rear LED reading lights
2 front, 2 rear cupholders
Lockable glovebox with cooling feature
Leather-wrapped shift knob and handbrake grip
Clark Plaid cloth seating surfaces
Leather seating surfaces with red stitching
Rear passenger ventilation for heat and A/C in center console
Illuminated door sills
Power windows with pinch protection and automatic 1-touch feature
Adjustable cargo floor
5.8" touchscreen sound system with proximity sensors and voice control, MP3- and
WMA-compatible in-dash CD player, and SD memory card reader
Navigation system with 5.8" touchscreen with proximity sensors and voice control, and 2 SD
memory card readers
8 speakers
Fender® Premium Audio System with 9 speakers including subwoofer
SiriusXM Satellite Radio All Access with 3-month trial subscription
Standard, no additional cost
Available with Dynamic Chassis Control Package
Optional, additional cost
Available with Driver Assistance Package
Not available
Available with Performance Package
Standard on 2-Door only
Available with Lighting Package
Standard on 4-Door only
(4-Door only)
Technology Cont.
Interior ambient lighting
SiriusXM Traffic™ with 4-year trial subscription
Bluetooth® with audio streaming*
Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod® cable
Rearview camera
Keyless access with push-button start
Park Distance Control (PDC) system with front and rear proximity sensors
Forward Collision Warning
(4-Door only)
Black front grille with honeycomb mesh and red accent
Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive
Front-lighting System (AFS)
LED foglights
Heated power side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Sport side skirts
Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
Integrated rear spoiler
18" Austin
Exterior Colors
(4-Door only)
Forward Collision Warning; Park Distance
Control (PDC) system with front and rear
Available on S, SE, Autobahn
Available on S, SE, Autobahn
Lighting Package
Dynamic Chassis
Control Package
proximity sensors.
Dynamic Chassis Control.§
Available on SE with Performance Package, Autobahn with
(4-Door only)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system†
Side Curtain Protection® airbags, front and rear†
3-point safety belts for all seating positions, includes safety belt pretensioners for driver
and front passenger
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor points
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock
(EDL), and Engine Braking Assist (EBA)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), and
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
(4-Door only)
12-year/unlimited mileage Limited Warranty Against Corrosion Perforation
5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Roadside Assistance‡
1-year/10,000-mile (whichever occurs first) no-charge scheduled
Carefree Maintenance® Program‡‡
Pure White
Reflex Silver Metallic
Carbon Steel Metallic
Tornado Red
Night Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Passenger volume
Cargo volume (with parcel shelf removed)
Cargo volume (with rear seats folded down)
2.0L TSI engine with 220 hp (10-hp increase);
258 lbs/ft of torque; VAQ front limited-slip
differential lock; front and rear brake upgrade
with GTI logo on front calipers.§
Available on S, SE, Autobahn
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Driver Assistance Package
Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Frontlighting System (AFS) and LED Daytime Running
Lights (DRL).
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)††
Performance Package
(4-Door only)
(4-Door only)
18" alloy wheels and all-season performance tires**
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Heated windshield washer nozzles
Crash-optimized front end
Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system
Automatic locking feature (doors lock when vehicle reaches 8 mph)
Child-safety rear door locks
Standard Wheels
103.6 inches (2,631 mm)
168 inches (4,268 mm)
70.8 inches (1,799 mm)
56.8 inches (1,442 mm)
93.5 cu. ft. (2.65 cu. m)
20.4 cu. ft. (0.58 cu. m)
47.2 cu. ft. (1.34 cu. m)
*Requires compatible device. **High-performance tires are designed for optimum performance and handling in warm climates. They are not suitable for cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions. If you drive under those circumstances, you should equip your vehicle with all-season or winter tires, which offer better traction under those conditions. The recommended all-season tire size specified for your car or its
equivalent should be used. These high-performance tires also have a lower aspect ratio that aids performance and handling; however, in order to avoid tire, rim, or vehicle damage, it is important that the inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at optimum levels. Please also remember in making your selection that, while these tires deliver responsive handling, they may ride less comfortably and
make more noise than other choices. Finally, these tires may wear more quickly than other choices. †Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. ††The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy
or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate. ‡Roadside Assistance provided by Allstate. ‡‡The Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for one year or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first, only on 2015 models. This program does not apply to 2009-2014 models. Some limitations apply. See
dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details, including scheduled service intervals. §Late availability.
Titan Black Leather
Clark Plaid Cloth
Performance Package
Golf GTI Accessories
To see more accessories for you and your VW,
visit www.parts.vw.com or see your Consultant.
18" Rotary Wheels and Splash Guards
Monster Mats® and MojoMats®
CarGo Organizer
Chrome Look Rear Accent Strip
Base Carrier Bars and Fork Mount Bike Holder
Rear Bumper Protection Plate
License Plate Frame
The Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for one year or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first, only on 2015 models. This program does not apply to 2009-2014 models. Some limitations apply. See dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details, including scheduled service intervals.
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