(from VW Press
Release) Wolfsburg, 21 May 2006 - Volkswagen today
introduced the Golf GTI Edition 30, a new study to mark the 30th
anniversary of the GTI at the Golf Record Day in the Veltins Arena
in Schalke, Gelsenkirchen in front of an audience of thousands of
Golf drivers from throughout Europe.
With a powerful 230 PS (169 kW) 2.0 litre turbo FSI engine, the
Edition 30 study is closely related to the production model and
responds to the wishes of GTI enthusiasts. The options package, a
profile of desired equipment, is a reaction to the numerous wishes
Especially prominent are the flat black 18-inch alloy wheels, the
lower front and rear panels, the side skirts in body finish and the
darkened tail lights. A plaque on the right side of the rear hatch
with the text “Edition 30” identifies this GTI study.
The interior includes top-quality, part-leather sport seats sporting
the distinctive "Interlagos" diamond pattern in the cloth centre
The red-stitched leather steering wheel is trimmed with a clip
bearing the text "GTI" on a red background. Another eye-catcher is
the foil with the text “Edition 30” on the door sill. A special
highlight is the gear stick knob in the form of a golf ball. Floor
mats trimmed in red round out the dynamic character of the study.