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Volkswagen Golf GTI Special Edition now on sale

Volkswagen retailers will begin taking orders now with first customer deliveries due next month.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 is now on sale, although the new car is a special edition model, there is not a specific restriction on the number available. Volkswagen retailers will begin taking orders now with first customer deliveries due next month.

Like the standard Volkswagen GTI the Edition 35 is front engined and front wheel drive. It is capable of 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 153mph. This new model returns a respectable 34.9 mpg and emits 189g/km of Co2.

The exterior styling includes a sporty body kit incorporating new side skirts and a revised front bumper which sits below bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. The unique 182 ‘Watkins Glen’ alloy wheels are finished in Dark Steel or Silver. The rear windows are 90% tinted glass as are the rear LED lights. The interior has subtle ‘35’ signatures featured on the head restraints of the heated Vienna leather front sports seats as well as the door sills and floor mats, along with a red stripe on the seatbelts and the now famous GTI ‘golf ball’ gearknob which is available on both manual and DSG transmissions.

Prices for the GTI Edition 35 start at £27,525 (RRP OTR) for the manual three-door model. There is a £1,295 premium for the DSG gearbox and £585 for five doors.