2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI on road

What powers the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Engine and Performance Specifications of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

After being the fan-favorite hot hatch for nearly half a century since its inception, the Volkswagen Golf GTI comes back to the US market with improvements and refinedness in their 2022 models. The legacy of being a top-selling hatchback globally exists for a fair reason: undisputed reliability and absolute fun to drive. Let’s check out the performance features of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL.

What engine powers the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Step inside the driver-inspired cockpit to experience what the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI does best: perform. The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine under the hood combined with the standard six-speed manual transmission gives the driver a new feeling of joyous driving. The engine produces an impressive 241 hp of power and 273 lb.-ft. of torque enabling the hot hatchback to sprint to 60 mph in about 5.9 seconds. Customers can also opt for the available seven-speed DSG® automatic transmission with paddle shifters for smooth and responsive shifting across the gears. The inbuilt Drive Mode Selection gives you the access to choose among Eco, Comfort, Sport, or Custom settings to personalize the vehicle’s performance characteristics of your choice.

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How does the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI handle?

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with improved precision, stability, and cornering control with the standard sport suspension without losing out on passenger comfort. For enhanced vehicle maneuverability, the automaker offers an available DCC® adaptive chassis control with multiple settings and a standard electronic limited-slip differential that makes the hot hatchback ready to dominate any track.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Digital Cockpit Pro dashboard
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI driver seat view

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Feel free to schedule a test drive online to experience the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI. You can also contact us at (847) 428-2000 if you have any questions.