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Mk8 GTI passenger impressions

ITGUY

Go Kart Champion
Location
PA
I do not like the plaid color of the seats.. and the front end..
 

VDubberinDE

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Delaware
Car(s)
2018 VW Golf R
Not a fan of that big mouth on the front, but the seats look much improved. They look like my BMW M4 seats with the built in headrests.
Anyone know if they are comfortable?
 

PRRGG1

Ready to race!
Location
USA
No handbrake. I guess most everything is moving to electronic these days.

I'm glad to see that VW kept the "infotainment screen" low. I can't stand the tall tombstone displays I see in so many vehicles these days, large and placed distractingly in the field of view.
 

Handguns4heaRTs

Go Kart Champion
Location
So Cal
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
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Front end is the logical, subtle progression of the mk6+mk7. Vw is not a jdm company. They do not completely redesign models every 2 years. Mk6 front end for reference(not my emphasis arrows):
 

Faceman

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Long Island
Car(s)
'17 GSW 4Motion
My issue is with the headlamps, the MK8 looks stoned. Otherwise, it looks great.
 

arrrgh14

Ready to race!
Location
US
I hate the look of the plaid seats and the front end doesn’t do anything for me. I do like the light stripe that goes across the front.

I understand they are using the same EA888 engine from the MK7 but are able to squeeze more power out of it. Are they doing this without revising any engine internals? Does it use the same is20 turbo?
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I hate the look of the plaid seats and the front end doesn’t do anything for me. I do like the light stripe that goes across the front.

I understand they are using the same EA888 engine from the MK7 but are able to squeeze more power out of it. Are they doing this without revising any engine internals? Does it use the same is20 turbo?
Same turbo. Probably just tuning explains the increase.
 
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