Golf 8 performance models now open for order...

Golf GTI and GTE have opened for order on Thursday 24 September, following in the successful launch of Golf 8 Life, Style and R-Line. This hugely successful product line will be joined by Golf GTD, opening for order just one month later.

Golf GTI

The Golf GTI returns for its eighth generation with all its iconic features such as the Jacara cloth seats with red stitching, a sporty exterior with red accents in the front grille, and a 2.0-litre TSI engine producing 245PS which is available with both a manual and DSG gearbox.

This powerful setup means the Golf GTI accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds for the manual and 6.2 seconds for the DSG.

Golf GTE

The latest generation of the Golf GTE builds on the success of the previous model, giving customers a sporty drive and style from a plug-in hybrid.

The GTE has a new power unit this time around, which has a combined power output of 245PS – the same as the GTI. Not only does the new performance get the blood pumping, with acceleration from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds, but the GTE benefits from an all-electric range of 32 miles under WLTP. Exterior and interior styling is similar to the GTI but with blue accents throughout.

Golf GTD

The best performance diesel is back in the form of the Golf GTD. It features an all-new 2.0-litre TDI engine, delivering 200PS and 400nm of torque – the same level of torque as the Golf 7.5 R. Technical details will be available when we open for order.

Volkswagen Golf 8 Performance

Specification and pricing

Our performance Golfs come with all the new and exciting technology already found in the standard Golf derivatives:

  • 10” Discover navigation and 10” Digital Cockpit
  • Embedded sim for a completely connected We Connect experience
  • Lane assist
  • Touch sensitive and heated steering wheel
  • 3-Zone Climatronic

The GTE, GTD and GTI also come with the following as standard:

  • Matrix IQ.Lights
  • Front fog lights in a unique, five honeycomb design
  • 18” alloy wheels (17” for GTE)
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Keyless entry


New OTR price

Golf 8 GTE 1.4 TSI 245PS PHEV 6-speed DSG five door

36 g/km


Golf 8 GTD 2.0 TDI 200PS 7-speed DSG five door



Golf 8 GTI 2.0 TSI 245PS 6-speed Manual five door

169 g/km


Golf 8 GTI 2.0 TSI 245PS 7-speed DSG give door

168 g/km