BBM Motorsport’s Golf GTI V Club Sport tune entails a series of upgrades starting with the 2.0-liter TSI engine that benefits, among other things, from a new turbocharger, a big double-DIN charge air cooler and a custom exhaust system to lift output from 197hp (200PS) and 280Nm to 331hp (336PS) and 460Nm respectively.
The tuner quotes a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 275km/h (171mph).
The Club Sport package also brings a KW Club Sport coilover suspension with adjustable strut bearings along with Stoptech brake system with new discs in the size of 355 x 32 mm and 4-piston calipers, while the GTI rides on 18-inch lightweight TEC-rims by ASA wrapped around in semi-slick tires size 225/40-18.
The car’s exterior is covered in a matte-teal foil wrap while inside, the rear seat bench was eliminated and replaced with a race-spec roll cage, while up front, is a pair of racing bucket seats.
According to BBM Motorsport, Friedrich’s GTI tips the scales at 1,275kg or 2,811 pounds.
The complete transformation costs €19,500 (equal to US$25,215), excluding installation.
The new Golf BlueMotion has a theoretical range of 1,562 km (971 miles). VW says that given an average annual driving distance of 15,000 km (9,300 miles), most drivers will only have to refuel ten times per year.
Besides being lighter than its predecessors – as is the case for all Golf Mk7s, the latest Golf BlueMotion also gets a new 1.6-litre TDIdiesel engineproducing an output of 109Hp (81kW / 110PS) and a peak torque of 250Nm (184 lb-ft) at 1,500 rpm, allowing for a respectable top speed of 202km/h (126mph).
To improve the car’s fuel economy, the BlueMotion model adopts several features such as “super low rolling resistance tires” with higher air pressure, longer gear ratios for the 5-speed manual gearbox, a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode.
According to the German carmaker, these measures take the Golf BlueMotion to a cD value of 0.27.
For the first time in the model’s (short) history, the Golf BlueMotion will be offered in two grades instead of a single trim level, as either a Trendline or Comfortline.