Front view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving through city

How fast can the Volkswagen Golf GTI go?

Performance specs and speed ratings for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 

You’d be forgiven for not realizing the true potential that hatchbacks have – mainly regarded as convenient, roomy grocery-getters, hatchbacks have long been stifled by their own stigmas, but the Volkswagen Golf GTI is here to break that mold. Its “hot hatch” nickname is well-deserved, featuring turbocharged engine power, a smooth-shifting transmission, and blistering speeds that you might expect from higher-performance models.  

Come check out the performance specs and speed ratings for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI today with Boucher VW of Racine – we think you’ll be impressed! 

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI power and drivetrain features 

Our tour of the 2019 Golf GTI begins under its hood, where you’ll be greeted by a turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI® four-cylinder engine, capable of cranking out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That may seem like an unassuming figure off the bat, but thanks to the Golf GTI hatch’s low curb weight (never exceeding 3,150 pounds before passengers load in), it’s more than enough adrenaline to get you from point A to B in a hurry.  


Push button start and manual gear shifter inside 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Driver side wheel of 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Of course, raw engine power isn’t the only thing that the 2019 Golf GTI can tout. It also offers an autobahn-tuned sport suspension, 7-speed DSG® automatic transmission, and DCC® adaptive chassis control. Combine all of these, and you have a driving experience that handles better than just about anything else in the performance hatchback class, at the same time being highly efficient – how does a maximum fuel economy rating of 32 highway miles per gallon sound?  

Top speed and 0-60 time of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 

Thanks to its track-bred engine and stellar transmission, the Golf GTI is a quick, punchy little model. It can race from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 6.2 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 154 miles per hour under optimal conditions. All in all, this is a model that has all the power you need, waiting to be unleashed.


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Test drive a 2019 VW Golf GTI at Boucher Volkswagen in Racine WI 

If you do want to unleash the Golf GTI hatchback’s enormous strength, you’re in luck – it’s available today at Boucher VW of Racine. We invite you to contact us and schedule a test drive at your earliest convenience. You’ll love what you can do behind the wheel!