Volkswagen Singapore Offers 246hp Golf GTI V50


American VW tuner APR has worked out a deal with Volkswagen of Singapore, which will sell the Alabama-based company’s performance parts as official “Volkswagen Performance” parts, starting with a new 246hp version of the fifth-generation Golf called the GTI V50.

Volkswagen will even back-up the parts with a 3 year/100,000 km (62,000 mile) warranty.

APR contributes it’s Stage 1 ECU tuning system, as well as a performance exhaust and carbon fiber airbox to bump horsepower of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to 246hp and 282 ft-lbs of torque. This is enough to achieve a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds!

Also included in the V50 kit are a set of 18-inch Pirelli rims with 255/40/18 Pirelli P Zero rubber as well as a more powerful brake setup – the same found on the legendary R32.

The final Volkswagen Performance modification is a new aero kit.

The GTI V50 is available on in Singapore, however, the performance modifications are available world-wide through APR.

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Full Golf GTI V50 specifications after the jump:

Engine, gearbox, electrical system Golf GTI V50
Engine type 4-cylinder petrol engine, turbo FSI
Cubic capacity, litres/cm 3 2.0L / 1,984 cc
Max. output, kW(bhp) at rpm 183 / 246
Max. torque, Nm at rpm 382
Exhaust emission control Euro 4
Gearbox, standard 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox DSG
Top speed, kph
with automatic gearbox 261
Acceleration, in seconds from 0-100 kph
with automatic gearbox 5.6
Fuel consumption, litres/100 km
with automatic gearbox:
City 10.7-11.0
Urban 6.2-6.5
Combined 7.9-8.2
CO 2 emission, g/km 190
Fuel capacity 55L
Exterior dimensions
Length/width/height, mm 4,216 / 1,759 / 1,501
Wheelbase, mm 2,578
Track front / rear, mm 1,534 / 1,516
Wheel size 7.5 J x 18
Tyre size 225 / 40 R18
Turning circle, m 10.9
*Figures in brackets apply to automatic gearbox.

Interior equipment

  • “Climatronic” air-conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control and dust and pollen flter
  • Aluminium and leather gearshift handle
  • Backrest split foldable 1 ⁄3 to 2 ⁄3 including load through provision and centre armrest
  • Front centre armrest with storage box and 2 rear cup holders
  • Front and rear carpet mats
  • Lockable glove compartment with cooling
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors
  • Automatically dimming interior mirror
  • Leather upholstery in “Vienna” on sport seats with height adjustment (heated)
  • Luggage compartment cover with net
  • Leather-covered multi-function steering wheel with decorative aluminium inserts and gearshift paddles
  • Multi-function display “Plus”
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Radio remote controlled central locking with 2 folding keys
  • “RCD 500” with in-dash 6 CD changer, 10 speakers
  • Space and weight saving spare wheel
  • Storage pockets on front seat backrests and additional storage compartment in roof console
  • Cruise control
  • Drawers under driver seat
  • 2 front reading lights with chrome trim and 2 rear reading lights
  • 12-volt socket in luggage compartment
Exterior equipment

  • Volkswagen “Pirelli” 18 inch alloy rims with 225/40 tyres “P Zero”
  • Automatic low beam mode with “Coming Home” and “Leaving Home” function
  • Bi-xenon headlights for low beam and high beam
  • Electric tilt sunroof
  • Electrically adjustable and foldable outer mirror, separately heated and automatically dimming on driver’s side including curb view on passenger side
  • Front and rear bumpers in sports design, body-coloured rear spoiler
  • Front fog lights
  • Heat-insulating blue tinted glass
  • Metallic paint
  • Rear window wiper and washer system with intermittent control
  • White side turn signal lights
  • Sport suspension lowered by approximately 15mm
  • Wheel locks
Safety equipment

  • 3-point seat belts for all passenger seats
  • Front seat belts with height adjustment and seat belt tensioner
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Comfort brake assistant, ABS, ASR and EDL
  • Curtain airbag system for front and rear passengers including side airbags at the front
  • Driver and front passenger airbag
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Front and rear disc brakes (front ventilated)
  • ISOFIX child seat preparation (for 2 rear child seats)
  • Driver and front passenger active head restraints
  • Power-assisted steering, speed sensitive
  • Electronic vehicle immobilization device
  • Extended pedestrian protection measures
  • Warning buzzer and warning light for front seat belts not fastened
  • Flat tyre indicator
  • Rain sensor
Performance Upgrades

  • Volkswagen Performance Stage 1 ECU Tuning to 246hp
  • Volkswagen Performance R32 front and rear brake discs and calipers
  • Volkswagen Performance Exhaust
  • Volkswagen Performance Body Kit
  • Volkswagen “Pirelli” 18 inch alloy rims with 225/40 tyres “P Zero”

Volkswagen Warranty

  • 3-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever is earlier)
  • 24-hour Volkswagen Roadside Assistance
  • 12-year body protection warranty
  • 3-year paintwork warranty