Volkswagen Golf Hatchback | 2.0 TSI 290 GTI TCR 5dr DSG


VOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCHBACK 2.0 TSI 290 GTI TCR 5dr DSGVOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCHBACK 2.0 TSI 290 GTI TCR 5dr DSG
PersonalLease
£313.19Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£260.99Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,818.69 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,348.91 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
  • Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
  • Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe 4 position delay
BRAKES
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Automatic post collision braking system
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Red brake calipers
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front rear carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Lowered sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
  • Car net app connect combined functionality of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, USB connection, audio and voice control
DRIVER AIDS
  • ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • Driver profile selection
  • Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
  • Lane assist with dynamic light assist and traffic sign recognition
  • Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
  • Rear view camera
  • Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Push tank flap
  • Stop/start system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 'Lights On' warning buzzer
  • Active information display - 12.3" high resolution TFT display
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Discover navigation, 8"colour touch screen, 2D/3D European map data, Radio/CD, infotainment system via smartphone or tablet, Car-Net Guide and inform
  • Instrument cluster in white
  • Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
  • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
  • Unique e-Golf instrument cluster
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Matt black door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Chrome plated air vent surround
  • Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
  • Piano black decorative inserts in centre console
ENGINE
  • Battery regeneration during braking
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 speakers
  • Composition media system
  • DAB Digital radio receiver
  • MP3/WMA compatability
  • Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
  • SD card slot
  • SMS Functionality
  • USB and SD card connectivity
  • Volkswagen media control
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler
  • Body colour sports bumpers
  • Fully galvanised body
  • GTI logo in red on front and back
  • GTI logo lettering on front wings on right and left
  • Honeycomb radiator grille - black
  • Rear window aerial
  • Reflectors in all doors
  • Shiny black aerofoil downside
  • Sill extensions
  • Solid paint
  • TCE logo projection
  • TCR specific styled front and rear bumpers
  • Twin exhaust tailpipe
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • 3D-LED tinted rear light clusters with indicator sweep function
  • Dusk sensor automatic driving lights
  • High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights with dynamic light assist
  • Rear fog lamp
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
  • Dust/pollen filter
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
  • Alcantara door inserts
  • Alcantara gear knob gaiter
  • Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2
  • Black headlining
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Jacara cloth upholstery
  • Leather gear knob and handbrake grip
  • Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel with GTI logo and selector lever boot grip with red stitching including paddle shift
  • Overhead storage box
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Storage box in luggage compartment
  • Storage compartment in roof console with cover
  • Storage compartments in front doors
  • Storage compartments in rear doors
  • Stowable luggage compartment cover
  • Sun visors
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light delay
  • Luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Ambient lighting pack - Golf
  • Convenience Pack - Golf
  • Light and Sight pack - Golf
  • Mirror pack - Golf
  • Winter pack - Golf
SAFETY
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Airbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Driver/Passenger optimised head restraints
  • Pre crash preventive occupant protection
  • Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
SEATS
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Front sports seats
  • Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
  • Lumbar support for driver's and front passengers seat
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
TRANSMISSION
  • Limited slip differential
  • XDS electronic differential lock
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" Quaranta alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Steel space saver spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 153
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 72
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1984
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: N
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 42.2
  • EC Extra Urban: 48.7
  • EC Urban: 34
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI 290
  • Coin Series: GTI TCR
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 71
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 290
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 94
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 65
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 89
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.6
  • BHP: 290
  • Engine Power KW: 213
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 280
  • Engine Torque MKG: 38.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 380
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1950
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: QUARANTA
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1482
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4268
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.9
  • Wheelbase: 2626
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1790
  • Width (including mirrors): 2027
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 380
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1900
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1270
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 700
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1430
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 470

Reviews

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback PACKING A BIT MORE (75/100)

Want a Volkswagen Golf GTI? Then you probably want one with in uprated 245PS Performance form. Which is just as well because that's the only variant now on offer. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI wears one of the most iconic badges around and this Mk7 model is a class act. Now available only in this 245PS 'Performance' guise, the GTI is spacious, quick, well built and surprisingly efficient. Three doors or five, manual gearbox or semi-auto, this one's still the best all-rounder in the hot hatch division.

Background

Just as the hot hatch class as a whole has been through lean years and good times, that's also been the case with the Golf GTI. And although it's grown into an automotive icon, there were long periods when the Golf GTI wasn't the best car in its class. That changed with the introduction of the Mk5 back in 2004; a car that saw the Golf charge back to the head of the class. The evolutionary Golf Mk6 continued that trend in 2008 but towards the end of its life, the GTI Mk6 was beginning to come under challenge from a whole host of hugely talented rivals. Volkswagen's answer was this seventh generation Golf GTI, launched in 2013 and updated in 2017. Here's a model that's been redesigned from the ground up and which offers more choice, better value, more efficiency and, in this Performance Pack guise, equipped with more than double the power of the original Golf GTI. That 1976 car was designed to be an affordable and practical performance hatch that you could use every day. Is that the case with this latest version? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Before we get too involved with how this thing gets around corners, it's probably worth getting a few of the numbers out of the way. This Golf GTI Performance model puts out 245PS, which will send this 1330kg car to 62mph in 6.2 seconds on the way to a 155mph top end. From that base point you have basically two major decisions to make; whether to opt for three doors or five. And whether to stick with the manual gearbox or plump for the DSG twin-clutch transmission. As part of the Performance Pack, you get bigger brake discs and an electronically controlled clutch pack in the differential, which directs the nose into corners more keenly, but doesn't tug on the steering wheel as a traditional mechanical system will. The biggest issue for us in choosing the spec of this car would concern transmission. There's no doubt that the slick six-speed manual gearbox offers a much closer bond with the car and rewards driver skill, but on the schlep home from work when I'm stuck in traffic and I'm just looking forward to a cup of tea and putting my feet up, the DSG seems worth every penny. You might well ask what is the point of buying a GTI if not for driver involvement, but remember, this isn't a car in the vein of a Renaultsport Megane. Yes, you could conceivably take it on a track day and you'd probably have a lot of fun, but it's a more mature and versatile proposition. You feel it in that classy suspension, in the slick electrically assisted steering system and in a hundred and one other feel-good measures that Volkswagen seems to excel at.

Design and Build

If you had to pick one word to describe the GTI's exterior design, it would probably be 'subtle' but then this is a model that's never been about lairy spoilers and drainpipe exhausts. Instead you get a car that sits 15mm lower to the road than its humbler siblings, the 18-inch alloy wheels filling the arches purposefully. As is usually the case, the three-door car looks a bit better than the five-door body, the longer doors having the visual effect of lengthening and lowering the profile. Drop inside and you'll be greeted by some fairly loud 'Jacara' tartan cloth upholstery. Should that prove a bit too much for you, Volkswagen can happily deliver your Golf with black leather seats instead, for a fee of course. Regular Golf drivers will feel instantly at home here and then go about playing a game of spot the GTI bits. They include a sports steering wheel with red stitching and a GTI face plate, a black roof lining and some rather 'Hamburg night club' red ambience lighting. There's also a bespoke gear lever and instrument cluster, GTI trim strips and stainless steel pedal caps. It's just enough to make the GTI feel special inside without going too over the top.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £30,000 for a three-door manual Golf GTI Performance. Add about £650 more for the five-door model. Tempted by the DSG twin-clutch transmission? I can see why you might be although you'll need to budget around £1,500 for that particular upgrade, which means that before you've started thinking about bigger alloy wheels or the Dynamic Chassis Control, you're already be spending over £32,000 for a five-door GTI. As you might expect, it's fairly easy to specify one to well over £33,000 where the Golf runs into the immovable object that is the BMW M140 - then there's the £33,000 310PS AWD Golf R to consider. Whichever GTI spec you choose, you'll get a colour touch screen front and centre on the dash, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, an MDI interface for connecting iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers.

Cost of Ownership

The Performance Pack option has virtually no impact on efficiency and when it comes to a performance versus efficiency equation, the Golf GTI is genuinely tough to beat. Choose the manual gearbox and you'll manage around 47mpg while emitting just 148g/km. That's very good going for a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 230-245PS. To put in perspective quite how impressive the Golf's efficiency is, consider that the Renaultsport Clio 200, a less powerful car that campaigns in the class below, can only manage 44.8 miles from a gallon of petrol and will emit 144 grammes of CO2 for every kilometre travelled. It's all down to the fact that this Mk7 GTI is relatively light and efficient, thanks to its hi-tech MQB chassis. You also get fuel saving features such as stop/start and smarter aerodynamics. There's no efficiency penalty if you opt for the DSG gearbox.

Summary

Whenever we test sporting cars, we usually look for superlatives. Pitching compromise is a whole lot harder. The Golf GTI might be an automotive icon but in all the dynamic measures that matter to hot hatch drivers such as 0-60 times, top speed, circuit lap times, lateral grip, braking performance and so on, it never really worries the class best. Despite that, this is a car that earns an unqualified recommendation, especially in Performance Pack form. Why? Because it's a car that instead of concentrating on making big numbers, it just works as a road car. It's hugely accomplished, feels even more expensive than its asking price, and makes most of its rivals look a bit juvenile. There is, of course, a flipside to all of this. Despite being quick enough for most, it's not the most exciting car in the world to drive. Some have driven the car and felt that it might even be a little too accomplished. I disagree. The Golf GTI never imposes its personality on you and long after the novelty of some more puppyish rivals have worn off, the GTI will always feel a class act.

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