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The Volkswagen GTI Roars into 2024 with Increased Power and Stylish Upgrades

25 Jan 2024
  • What are the specifications of the VW GTI 2024?
  • What are the exterior design features of the VW GTI 2024?
  • What are the interior design features of the VW GTI 2024?

Volkswagen has raised the bar for the iconic Golf GTI in 2024, unveiling a refreshed exterior, revamped cabin, and most notably, a power boost for its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The GTI, known for its dynamic performance and distinctive design, is set to impress enthusiasts with an additional 20 horsepower in its European variant, bringing the total to an impressive 261 horsepower. Let's delve into the exciting updates that make the 2024 Volkswagen GTI a force to be reckoned with.

Engine Power Boost

Engine Power Boost

The highlight of the 2024 GTI is undoubtedly the upgraded 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 engine. With an increase of 20 horsepower, the European model now boasts an impressive 261 horsepower, delivering an even more exhilarating driving experience. The front-wheel-drive setup remains, but with the manual gearbox option phased out, drivers can now enjoy the responsive seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Exterior Refinements

Exterior Refinements

Volkswagen's design team has given the GTI a subtle yet striking makeover. The front end sports a broader lower grille with upward-slanted accents, complemented by reshaped headlights that add a touch of aggression to the iconic hatchback. At the rear, the taillights feature new internal graphics, including a thinner reverse light, a bold C-shaped bracket, and six internal markers. These design tweaks enhance the GTI's visual appeal, combining sportiness with modern aesthetics.

Interior Upgrades

Interior Upgrades

Stepping inside the 2024 GTI, enthusiasts will find a refreshed cabin that mirrors the updates seen in the standard Golf. The infotainment system receives a facelift with a new and improved touchscreen, while the steering wheel buttons undergo a meticulous rejigging for enhanced functionality. Volkswagen introduces illuminated touch sliders for volume control and air conditioning, providing a tactile and visually appealing experience. For the first time, the GTI will feature genuine carbon trim, elevating the interior's premium feel.

The 2024 Volkswagen GTI stands as a testament to the brand's commitment to innovation and performance. With a power-packed engine, refreshed exterior, and upgraded interior, the GTI continues to be a driving enthusiast's dream. Whether navigating city streets or conquering winding roads, the GTI's blend of style and performance ensures it remains a leader in the hot hatch segment. As anticipation builds for the U.S. release in 2025, enthusiasts worldwide are eager to experience the exhilarating ride that the enhanced GTI promises to deliver.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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“The whole BMW Art Car project is about invention, about imagination, about pushing limits of what can be possible. I don’t think of this car as something you would exhibit. I am thinking of it as something that will race in Le Mans. It’s a performative painting. My BMW Art Car was created in close collaboration with motorsport and engineering teams,” says Julie Mehretu. “The BMW Art Car is only completed once the race is over.”

The collaboration between BMW and Julie Mehretu also includes a joint commitment to a series of PanAfrican Translocal Media Workshops for filmmakers, which will tour various African cities in 2025 and 2026, and will culminate in a major exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

“The BMW Art Cars are an essential part of our global cultural commitment. For almost 50 years, we have been cooperating with artists who are just as fascinated by mobility and design as they are by technology and motorsports. Julie Mehretu's vision for a racing car is an extraordinarily strong contribution to our BMW Art Cars series,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “Julie Mehretu has created more than an amazing Art Car. Her ideas provided the impetus for us to expand the cultural commitment of our Art Cars to promote the creativity of young artists in Africa.”