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Performance Review: Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG - [2006]

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Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG - [2006]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2006 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1984 cc (121.0 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 151 mph (243.0 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.5 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 227 bhp (169 kW) @ 5500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1376 kgs (3033 lbs)
  • Torque: 221 lb-ft (299.6 Nm) @ 2200 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.81 secs @ 92.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 164.9 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 160.6 lb-ft
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Volkswagen-VW Golf Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG is the 6 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2006. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2007 Caparo T1 3.5l V8 and the 2006 Caparo T1 2.4 V8.This particular Volkswagen-VW Golf has a 1984cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged - [2013] image

Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged

The Golf shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged and the 2011 BAC Mono 280bhp. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Golf's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1376 kgs (3033 lbs) this makes the Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG in the same weight category as the 2021 McLaren 675 LT Spider 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

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The Volkswagen-VW Golf shares the same bhp with the 2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 1.8 Supercharged (243 bhp)

In terms of power the 1984cc 16V St4 engine produces 227 bhp (169 kW) @ 5500 rpm similar to the 2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 1.8 Supercharged (243 bhp) or the 2020 Lotus Elise Sport 220 1.8 Supercharged (217 bhp).

The Turbo St4 throws out 221 lb-ft (299.6 Nm) @ 2200 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (236 lb-ft) or the 2020 McLaren Sabre 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (206 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Volkswagen-VW Golf you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

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The 1999 Audi A6 S6 4.2 Quattro (189.9 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Volkswagen-VW Golf.

The Volkswagen-VW Golf has a Power to weight ratio of 164.9 bhp per ton and 160.6 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2006 Golf competing with the 1999 Audi A6 S6 4.2 Quattro (189.9 bhp per ton) or the 2014 BMW 2 Series M235i Cabriolet Auto F23 (189.9 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Volkswagen-VW Golf generating around 160.6 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 Convertible (185.5 lb-ft per ton) or the 1976 Aston-Martin Lagonda Series 2 (185.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 6.5 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 6.7 secs, this made the Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG as fast as the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (6.5 secs) the 2018 Abarth 595 Competizione 1.4 Turbo (6.5 secs) the 2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R (6.5 secs) the or the 2016 Abarth 124 Spider 1.4 Turbo (6.5 secs). This Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG is also faster than the 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 5.7 V8 (6.6 secs) the 2016 Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-tronic Quattro Sportback (6.6 secs) the 2014 Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC (6.6 secs) the and the 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 Turbo (6.6 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Golf and the 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

When talking about the performance of the Volkswagen-VW Golf on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 14.81 secs @ 92.4 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (14.74 secs), the 2006 Porsche Cayman 2.7 (14.74 secs), and the 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4 (14.74 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2006 version of the Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG has a maximum speed of 151mph.

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Top Speed of the 2006 Golf equals the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo (162 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2006 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi Edition 30 DSG then how about the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo (162 mph), the 2019 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (162 mph), or the 2019 Porsche Taycan Turbo (162 mph).

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