Volkswagen Golf GTE Specifications

Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

As the launch of the Golf GTE grows nearer, Volkswagen has been increasing press releases and has been providing complete and thorough details on the plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Golf GTE Specifications

  • The Golf GTE can cover up to 50 km in all-electric driving; its total range is around 940 km.
  • 1.5 l/100 km and 11.4 kWh/100 km average fuel consumption (NEDC*) equates to CO2 emissions of 35 g/km.
  • With the GTE, the Golf becomes the world’s first car to offer all relevant types of drive systems.
  • The new Golf GTE combines zero-emission driving and long distance cruising in one car
  • A turbocharged direct-injection engine (TSI) develops 110 kW / 150 PS and the electric motor up to 75 kW / 102 PS.
  • plug-in hybrid system power is 150 kW / 204 PS; its maximum torque is 350 Nm.
  • The GTE is the third GT of the model series after the Golf icons GTI and GTD; it has the same sporty DNA.
  • The new Golf GTE has a top speed of 222 km/h and accelerates to 100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds.
  • Standard GTE features include LED headlights and the “Composition Media” radio system with a 6.5-inch display.
  • 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds
  • top speed of 138 mph in GTE mode. 81 mph in E-Mode
  • electric range of 31 miles on the NEDC test cycle, which translates to around 20 miles on the US EPA test
  • 188 MPGe
  • 8.7 kWh lithium ion battery pack, fuel tank size of 40 liters
  • top speed of 135 mph, with a top electric speed of around 81 mph
  • recharging time is 2 hours on a Level 2 EVSE

The gasoline engine is a turbocharged 1.4liter direct injected four cylinder. In tandem with the electric motor, it produces 204 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The torque is actually limited to prevent overworking the dual-clutch system in the transmission.

The battery pack is located under the rear seats, where the gasoline tank is typically located. As a result, the gas tank is mounted farther back requiring the rear cargo floor to be raised slightly (similar to the Volkswagen e-Golf). The gas tank capacity was also lowered from the 50 liters found on the other Golf models down to 40 liters.

9 thoughts on “Volkswagen Golf GTE Specifications

  1. Prem

    I wonder if the claim of VW about 50km charge of Golf GTE on electricity is true. I bought Golf GTE only 4 days ago and find that it does not charge on electricity for more than 36 km drive. Does any body have an answer to this?

    1. brYan

      when you get into the car after a charge, turn the air con off, watch the ‘electric miles’ increase a touch… 🙂

  2. Rob H

    I got my GTE in about August 2015. It will usually only charge up to 24 miles on the energy indicator.
    It will rarely do as much as 20 miles in reality.
    I have stopped worrying about the mileage and just enjoy all the other positive things about the car.
    I am hoping that VW will learn something from Tesla and improve the mileage range and performance as the associated technology picks up.
    I had a Golf GTi before and that is partly the reason that I got another Golf. In some ways the GTE is better and in others, worse, just what you would expect.
    I would like to hear about other GTE owners experiences as I am the only ‘retail’ owner in this area of the UK.

    1. Eetu

      Tesla is an all electric vehicle. GTE is a hybrid. VW E-Golf already is twice more efficient than latest Tesla models in kWh/km power usage. Tesla can learn something about how to build reliable cars, because currently Tesla cars just fall apart due to cutting too many corners…

  3. Matt

    I have had my GTE for around 5 months and it is quite economical, 90 mile commute a day and get on average about 55mpg including a full battery use. But when I do charge it and use elec only get around 18-20 miles out of it. With charging daily get about 520 miles per tank, which seems reasonable.

    The best thing about the car is that it is eco but not boring, took it to some welsh mountain roads and the car came alive on the tight twisty parts, I imagine not quite as good as a GTI/D but certainly very entertaining compared to the competition.

    Also the charging points are all free currently so get 20 miles free driving a day!

  4. Manuel Pinto

    Hello all, I’ve order a GTE but don’t know if the charging cable being provided fits a Pod Point 7kwh station. I know its a type 2 in the car but is it also on the plug? I don’t want a 3 pin connector after investing in a station on my current car (Leaf).

  5. Mike

    Hi there

    Does the GTE has any transmission issues??

    Im considering having one, and i heard that the DSG Transmission is Not that reliable and has lots of parts that could go wrong

    Is any of these “rumors” true?!

  6. Peter Gorman

    I have had my GTE for about 18 moths now (it was a demo car and about 2 years old when I got it) On the whole I am pretty pleased with it and it is undoubtedly a dream to drive, and very economical over short distances (vide infra)

    My only major grumble is the difficulty in finding useful information: the owner’s manual runs to some 400 pages with a very inadequate index; it takes ages to find what you are looking forward and useful information, like the apparent discrepancy between the advertised range on one charge and the actual figure, referred to above, is simply not there. The dealer didn’t seem to know and it took more than one call to dig it out of VW. (The clue to the answer, for new owners who haven’t yet worked it out, lies in the difference between the range in winter and summer (about 20-23 and 27-28 respectively) – the ‘missing’ electricity being used to heat the car with the AC)

    So in summer I get about 200 mpg out of it with purely local driving, (ie less than 25 miles) and quite a lot less in winter. On my rare longer journeys I have been a bit disappointed not to get more than about 50 mpg, and less than this if there are a lot of hills, which is a lot less than my old diesel Note, but at least I have a clear conscience regarding pollution!

    It did develop one intermittent fault when under warranty with intermittent failure to charge, which my dealer failed to diagnose the first time, but turned out to be a faulty charging computer in the car.

    And I still haven’t worked out what all the buttons on the steering wheel are for …


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