The new Volkswagen Golf GTI cabriolet is priced from £29,310 when mated to a six-speed manual 'box
1 May 2012

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI cabriolet is priced from £29,310 when mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and £30,610 in seven-speed DSG guise.

The hot new cabriolet uses the same 207bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine as the standard GTI model. The sprint from standstill to 62mph takes 7.3 seconds with either gearbox, while top speed is achieved at 146mph and 147mph for DSG and manual-transmission cars respectively.

Combined fuel consumption figures are 37.2mpg (36.7mpg with the DSG 'box), with CO2 emissions of 177g/km (180g/km DSG). The cabriolet carries over the hatchback GTI’s external features, including 18-inch alloys, red-outlined front grille and a rear diffuser flanked by a chrome tailpipe on either side. In the cabin, seats are finished with cloth upholstery with leather available as an option. The multifunction steering wheel, handbrake and gear lever gaiter are all wrapped in leather and carry the familiar contrast red stitching. As with the standard Golf cabrio, the electrically operated roof takes 9.5 seconds to fold away and can be operated at speeds up to 18mph. The Golf GTI cabriolet is available to order now and deliveries are expected to begin in July.

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1 May 2012

How much??!!!!!!

1 May 2012

[quote 6th.replicant]How much??!!!!!![/quote] That is EXACTLY what I was thinking. They must be having a laugh!

1 May 2012

It is hopeful. A TT cab with the same (nearly) engine and DSG is less than £30000.

Mind you it lacks rear seats i suppose. Notably quicker and lighter too though.

1 May 2012

That's ridiculously expensive!

1 May 2012

It looks even more expensive when the Subaru BRZ prices are on the same page , the Subaru is such a bargain !!

1 May 2012

[quote 6th.replicant]How much??!!!!!![/quote] So basically the same price as the A3 2.0 TFSi convertible or a BMW 125i convertible.....hmmm would I rather have rear wheel drive and a straight six engine

1 May 2012

Probably an excellent all-rounder but does come across as boring and overpriced, sorry VW. The £29,125 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI 211 Sport provides more value and entertainment. Or save even more and pick up the A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI for £25,590 - yes more basic and a tad less powerful but fundamentally the same car.

1 May 2012

Good point J400uk, but VAG aren't daft, I suspect the A3 convertible will be on its way out by the time Golf production is up to full pace. Don't forget all new A3 due soon , and no guarantee it will have a convertible option anytime soon.

1 May 2012

True, the A3 is basically a run-out special now so you would expect it to be cheaper than the latest Golf. And presumably this pricing foreshadows a significant price increase for the TT.

It was much the same when the Golf R pricing was announced. For a short while it looked a lot more expensive than an Audi S3, but then the S3 pricing was adjusted upwards at the next convenient opportunity.

1 May 2012

The profit margin on these Must be enormous, I wonder how much more this costs to manufacture against a basic 1.4 golf.

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