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What Does GTI Stand for on VW Models?

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


If you’re shopping for a new Volkswagen in the Omaha, you might have come across the abbreviation GTI on the Golf hatchback model. But what is GTI? It stands for Grand Touring Injection, a term used by Volkswagen to signify its direct fuel injection system. There are three GTI configurations of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf: the S, SE, and Autobahn. These are each offered at different price points, so if you find yourself asking, “How much is a GTI Volkswagen?”, you’ve come to the right place! Schworer Volkswagen has put together a guide outlining the basics of GTI and what you can expect from the 2022 Golf GTI engine. 

What is GTI?

GTI technology first appeared over 40 years ago! It debuted with the 1976 Volkswagen GTI and was designed by Volkswagen to make long-distance journeys without sacrificing engine performance. It was originally tested in Gran Turismo Italian models but was quickly adapted to fit the Volkswagen Golf compact hatchback. As time went on, the GTI system popped up in the inventories of other forward-thinking auto manufacturers as well! 

  • More power
  • Cleaner emissions
  • Increased fuel economy 
  • Fewer trips to the gas station

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen? 

If you want to spring for the more powerful GTI variant of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf, you’ll find three different price configurations available, each with its own price:

  • 2022 VW Golf GTI S: $29,545 MSRP*
  • 2022 VW Golf GTI SE: $34,295 MSRP*
  • 2022 VW Golf Autobahn: $37,995 MSRP*

No matter which GTI trim level you choose, you’ll be getting a powerful, enhanced engine experience on the Bellevue roads. Here are the full specs:

2022 Golf GTI engine specs:

  • 2.0L Turbo 
  • 228 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 24 city/32 hwy EPA-estimated mpg
  • VAQ front limited-slip differential
  • Drive Mode Selection
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Available DCC® adaptive chassis control

Discover the Volkswagen Golf GTI at Schworer Volkswagen

Interested in learning more about the Volkswagen Golf GTI models? Feel free to contact our office anytime! Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have, or provide you with more information about our current Volkswagen lineup. You can also stop by our dealership to take an available model out for a test drive if you want to see how the Golf GTI handles on the road. And if you want to get a jump-start on the process of bringing a GTI Volkswagen home for yourself, our finance center is a great resource to check out.

*Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

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