EA888 evo4 – GTI TSI. The latest evolutionary stage of the EA888 TSI engine is used in the Golf GTI Mk8: the evo4 generation. The direct injection engine develops its maximum power of 180 kW (245 PS) in an engine speed range from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1,984 cc provides a maximum torque of 370 Nm. This superior value is available between 1,600 and 4,300 rpm. At the market launch, the new turbocharged engine has been combined with an automatic 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). The new Golf GTI boasts a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited); equipped with DSG it completes the traditional sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in around 6.3 seconds.
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM. A 245 PS TSI engine was also offered in the Performance version of the predecessor to the new Golf GTI. This unit still belonged to the 3rd generation of the EA888 engine series. The next-generation EA888 evo4 now integrated in the new GTI has been enhanced in numerous details in order to reduce emissions even further and optimise power development. The measures include new fuel injectors, an increase in the injection pressure from 200 to 350 bar as well as improvements in terms of internal friction and acoustics. As already described, it has been possible to increase the engine speed range with maximum torque; the new Golf GTI therefore has noticeably more tractive power. In addition, a petrol particulate filter and a higher-volume catalytic converter reduce emissions. The new Golf GTI complies with the latest and most stringent Euro 6d-ISC-FCM emission standard.