2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Sayville NY
What’s your daily drive like? A long commute while you zone out listening to an audiobook? Any bumper-to-bumper traffic, or is a fairly short trip while your weekends are when you do most of your driving around? Regardless, if you’re looking to turn up the fun on your daily drive but know that sacrificing a reliable, comfortable, and practical vehicle isn’t an option, perhaps it's time to try the tuned-up, hottest hatch around.
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn in Sayville, NY is at the top of the trim levels. The Autobahn trim is perched above the S and SE, turning up the fun more than just a couple of notches. Two-and-four-door hatchback body styles are available and all-season tires are apart of the standard design on the Golf GTI.
This is where Volkswagen stores the fun. Meet the 220-horsepower turbocharged engine beneath the hood of the Golf GTI. Shooting off 0-60 mph in approximately 6 seconds is nothing for the Golf GTI. We weren’t kidding when we said this is the hot hatch.
The more power a vehicle packs, the more fuel it tends to drink, but this fortunately is not the case for the Golf GTI. The average fuel economy rating is measured at 25 city/ 34 hwy mpg with a combined rating around 28 mpg.
With all of this power and performance seeping from the Golf GTI Autobahn, it never once disregards safety. Rated as a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle, it can be equipped with the crash-avoidance Driver Assistance Features.
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn: So what are you waiting for?
What exactly is the speed limit on the Autobahn in Germany? Some signs read around 80 mph, while others have no specified speed. There’s a reason why people dread or dream of driving on the Autobahn, and there’s a reason why the performance-level GTI is the VW Golf GTI Autobahn. This is the hottest hatch you’re going to handle, and we promise it won’t disappoint.
If you haven’t had a chance to operate paddle shifters on a vehicle, this is your very opportunity to take the wheel and have some fun. This is only part of what separates the Autobahn from its other trim members though. A sport-tuned suspension and the driving mode selection remain standard on the Autobahn, but the optional Performance package throws in an electronically controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential as well as larger front and rear brakes. Can you notice the difference while driving? Absolutely.
There also is an optional Lighting package which will upgrade the Golf GTI to bi-xenon headlights and LED running lights. A few of the more-appreciated features on the Golf GTI Autobahn include upgrades such as: a sunroof, keyless ignition, a Fender premium audio system, and an advanced 6.5-inch touchscreen sound system with VW Car-Net App-Connect.
This is all of course in addition to the lengthy list of standard features included on the lower trim levels. Those who are interested in taking the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn, or any other trim level for a spin, are welcomed to come by Donaldsons VW. We would love to tell you more and let see where fun meets practical.