2010 VW GTI MkVI: U.S Spec Model Priced from $23,990, gets 10HP Less than Euro Model

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Along with the 2010 Golf 2.5L and TDI diesel, Volkswagen of America has also released detailed information on the pricing and the available options for the 2010 GTI MkVI that is motivated by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with direct-injection that pushes out 200HP at 5,100 rpm and 207 lb-ft. of torque from 1,800 all the way up to 5,000 rpm. Those figures are the same with the previous-gen MKV GTI but 10HP less than its European counterpart.

With the standard six-speed manual transmission, the U.S.-spec 2010 GTI can go from 0 to 60 mph (96km/h) in 6.8 seconds and on to an electronically limited 130mph (209km/h) top speed while delivering an EPA-estimated 31mpg on the highway, and 21mpg in city driving.

When fitted with the optional six-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission, the GTi reaches 60mph in 6.7 seconds from a standstill and returns an improved EPA-estimated 32 mpg in highway driving, and 24 mpg in city driving.

In comparison, the 210HP Euro-spec GTI accelerates from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in 6.9seconds (both manual and DSG) and has a top speed of 142mph or 238km/h.

In the U.S., prices for the 2010 GTI start from $23,990 (including destination charge) for the two-door model with a manual gearbox and top out at $25,690 for the four-door version with the DSG transmission.

For more details on pricing check out the official order guide below.