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Mk8 GTI to be revealed in March

uberdot

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Orlando
Ride
2017 6MT
I’m a hater by nature and I love the look of the car, haha. I wanted to hate it; partially because I’ll still owe a lot on my 7 by the time it comes here. I’ll be smart and wait for the special edition this time (i.e. Clubsport). Or just make my 7 an is38 and wait for mk9. The best ones come in odd numbers 🤣
 

Jumpy

Ready to race!
Location
Austin, TX, USA
Ride
'18 GTI Autobahn
I’m a hater by nature and I love the look of the car, haha. I wanted to hate it; partially because I’ll still owe a lot on my 7 by the time it comes here. I’ll be smart and wait for the special edition this time (i.e. Clubsport). Or just make my 7 an is38 and wait for mk9. The best ones come in odd numbers 🤣
I'll probably wait for the 8.5 since I have a 7.5 (the plan is to go from 7.5 GTI to 8.5 R). I feel like the refreshed version is the best time to get in, as it will correct many of the shortcomings of the initial release and just be more refined overall.
 

uberdot

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Orlando
Ride
2017 6MT
In my 4.5 that was definitely the case, the 7 I’m not so sure as I think it’s mostly cosmetic. I also like the 7 bumper and lights better. The 7.5 styling is the same across all VW models now.
 

mopar22

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Va/MI
I did a quick edit to see how it would look without the "eyelash." Still indifferent on it with or without. I think some of the issue is the shape of the headlight itself
 

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Golfer883

Ready to race!
Location
IL
I did a quick edit to see how it would look without the "eyelash." Still indifferent on it with or without. I think some of the issue is the shape of the headlight itself
alot of it is the drop down in the nose, they supposedly did this for aerodynamics but it's got a strange look. It causes the front end to look good at certain angles and weird at others.
 

mopar22

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Va/MI
alot of it is the drop down in the nose, they supposedly did this for aerodynamics but it's got a strange look. It causes the front end to look good at certain angles and weird at others.
I like the drop down, headlight i'm not really a fan of but still indifferent on is just the shape oif teh headlights look like someone sneezed while doing teh bottom half of the light. It doesn't flow at all with the car because it's so jagged
 

Golfer883

Ready to race!
Location
IL
I like the drop down, headlight i'm not really a fan of but still indifferent on is just the shape oif teh headlights look like someone sneezed while doing teh bottom half of the light. It doesn't flow at all with the car because it's so jagged
new tiguan looks like same style headlights

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ChrisMk77

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Sweden
Ride
2018 GTI Performance
Since this is using the same chassis and EA88 how are they squeaking so much more power out of it? New internals? Software tune?
Mine comes stock with 180kw/245ps and the MK7.5 GTI TCR comes with R engine and 290ps, CSS had 310ps so most likely same engines and turbos but whe can always hope for better turbos that fit bolt on to ours. I think the new golf R will have a hybrid starter/generator adding some power.
 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Racing Champion
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
Mine comes stock with 180kw/245ps and the MK7.5 GTI TCR comes with R engine and 290ps, CSS had 310ps so most likely same engines and turbos but whe can always hope for better turbos that fit bolt on to ours. I think the new golf R will have a hybrid starter/generator adding some power.
Wouldn’t that make it a mild hybrid?? VW have already stated this won’t be happening!
 

sandmangti

Go Kart Newbie
It looks far better with the optional gloss black and carbon fibre trim fitted,
I like it. Much like the AMG45. Think that’s the one. But the large grill makes it look more like a Kia in front. A little smaller with divided sections would be perfect. I like the hatch wing but funny thing is if one of us put this on our GTI we would be called “tuner”. But on a BMW and Benz from factory, it’s cool.
 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Racing Champion
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
I like it. Much like the AMG45. Think that’s the one. But the large grill makes it look more like a Kia in front. A little smaller with divided sections would be perfect. I like the hatch wing but funny thing is if one of us put this on our GTI we would be called “tuner”. But on a BMW and Benz from factory, it’s cool.
I believe these parts are dealer fit options, and would be fitted before delivery, I personally wouldn’t have the spoiler but I do like it.
 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Racing Champion
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG

The Leon looks way better than the MK8 Golf; even the interior with the smarter looking graphics...
Seat has made many improvements of late to the quality of their cars, however The feel of the interior and materials used in the Leon is nowhere near as premium as the golf though, the fit and finish is lacking in comparison, much more hard plastic etc, the pecking order with vag cars is, SEAT, SKODA, VW, AUDI, then the expensive stuff above that.
 

SRGTD

Go Kart Newbie
Location
UK

The Leon looks way better than the MK8 Golf; even the interior with the smarter looking graphics...
Agree, IMO the new Leon does look better than the mk8 Golf. But............I don’t think it‘s as stylish as the outgoing model, which still looks fresh after eight years. The new Leon looks bland in comparison; just my opinion though.
 
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XM_Rocks

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Austin, TX
Every new generation of the Golf/GTI/R people say how its so ugly. The world goes on and people's preference changes or they get used to it.
Every GD generation.

Seriously, I’ve been around on VW boards for 15 years and this is the case every generation.
 

lordnikon228

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Eh?
Ride
Golf GTI DSG
Seat has made many improvements of late to the quality of their cars, however The feel of the interior and materials used in the Leon is nowhere near as premium as the golf though, the fit and finish is lacking in comparison, much more hard plastic etc, the pecking order with vag cars is, SEAT, SKODA, VW, AUDI, then the expensive stuff above that.
The new SEAT Leon isn’t even out yet. Reserve judgment until you actually sit inside one.
New mk8 Golf cheapened out compared to mk7. No hood struts, glove box not cooled or lined. Torsion beam rear for lower end models etc. Even the key feels cheap with the ugly piano black plastic
 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Racing Champion
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
The new SEAT Leon isn’t even out yet. Reserve judgment until you actually sit inside one.
New mk8 Golf cheapened out compared to mk7. No hood struts, glove box not cooled or lined. Torsion beam rear for lower end models etc. Even the key feels cheap with the ugly piano black plastic
What makes you say that the glove box isn’t cooled or lined? When did you feel the key??
 
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