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Volkswagen GLI

Volkswagen GLI side view

Safety ratings of the Volkswagen GLI

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Volkswagen GLI

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption8.8 - 10.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.1 - 7.3 L/100km
  • Width1778 mm
  • Length4628 mm
  • Trunk space440 L
  • Cargo space440 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen GLI

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Volkswagen GLI 2012 - 2017 is available in 3 trims:

GLI Edition 30 trim features and specs

Available with the GLI Edition 30 trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the GLI Edition 30 trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GLI Edition 30 trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GLI Edition 30 trim:
2 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 9.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:700 - 715 km

GLI trim features and specs

Available with the GLI trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the GLI trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GLI trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GLI trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
4 engines are available with the GLI trim:
2 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:672 - 726 km
2 L - Gas - 208 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:672 - 726 km
2 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 10.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:618 - 715 km
2 L - Gas - 211 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:672 - 726 km

GLI Autobahn trim features and specs

Available with the GLI Autobahn trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the GLI Autobahn trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GLI Autobahn trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GLI Autobahn trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GLI Autobahn trim:
2 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:9.8 - 10.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 - 7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:618 - 644 km