Volkswagen up! GTI: announced the price in Germany
"ANTENATE" NOBILI - The category of high-performance city cars is currently only manned by the Abarth 595, the only car well below 400 cm in length (it measures 366) that keeps alive the tradition of "little pests" ", Models like the Autobianchi A112 Abarth and Mini Cooper able to entertain many young people in the 70s. But now it is no longer alone given the arrival of the Volkswagen up! GTI, five doors 360 cm long orderable after a long gestation: the car will arrive in the car showrooms at the beginning of next year, at the price in Germany of 16.975 euros, although Volkswagen showed it in the production variant before at the end of 2016 and then also last May. The car price in Italy should be higher, because VAT in Germany is at 19% (compared to 22% in Italy).
LIGHT AND BRIOSA - The Volkswagen up! GTI adopts an enhanced variant of the well-known 3-cylinder 1.0 petrol engine, the same as the normal Volkswagen up !: here it has the turbo and develops 115 hp. The weight below the ton (the Volkswagen declares 997 kilos) should make the car quite lively and snappy, thanks to the lowered structure of 15 mm compared to the normal versions of the car: the house speaks of an acceleration 0-100 km / h in 8.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 197 km / h. The transmission is 6-speed manual. The Volkswagen up! GTI is the first car of the German company to obtain the approval according to the new WLTP cycle, more severe than the previous one, which should give rise to more realistic and truthful consumption values. The one declared for the up! GTI is 17.9 km / l.
TARTAN FANTASY FOR SEATS - The Volkswagen up! GTI also gains a number of improvements to the aesthetics, which reveals the sporting spirit of the car: the bumpers are redesigned and improve the cooling of the internal organs, the brake calipers are painted red and the wheels measure 17 inches. On the mask there is also the red border that recalls the first Golf GTI. La Volkswagen up! GTI also uses an electronic system to improve the exhaust tone and adopts new upholstery in the passenger compartment, starting from the characteristic front seats with a tartan-effect weave, in addition to the steering wheel (in leather) cut at the bottom and a series of red stitching.