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Available new from: June 2008  -  October 2008

Volkswagen Golf GTI (05-08)

Performance

Power226 bhp
Top Speed151 mph
0-60 mph6.4 secs
Torque300 Nm, 221 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions188 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard4
Miles Per Tank423 miles

Costs

Used price range£5,295 - £7,435
See 24 used Volkswagen Golf GTI (05-08)s for sale, starting at £2,244
Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
Close
35 mpg
Insurance group36
Annual road tax£305
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£149 - £149
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£297 - £298

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity55 litres
Weight1376kg
Length4204mm
Width2010mm
Height1485mm
Wheelbase2578mm
Turning Circle10m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors5
Seats5
Luggage Capacity350 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight720kg
Braked Towing Weight1400kg

Engine

Engine Size1984cc
Cylinders4
Valves16
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Gearbox6 Speed DSG
DrivetrainFront wheel drive

Safety ratings

Euro NCAP Rating

The Volkswagen Golf GTI (05-08) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.