How Fast is the Volkswagen Golf GTI?

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Golf Model Features, Volkswagen Golf GTI on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 3:46 PM
Golf GTI Driving in City

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the hot hatch of the VW Golf lineup, offering turbocharged engine power and sporty handling. It was designed to cruise long distances without compromising comfort and style. In fact, the “GT” in its name was inspired by Grand Touring or Gran Turismo — an Italian phrase for “touring” cars. So, what is the Volkswagen GTI 0 – 60 mph time? Read on to learn more about its speed and power!

Volkswagen GTI 0 – 60 MPH

The new VW Golf GTI houses a turbocharged, intercooled 2.0L TSI 16-valve motor paired with a six-speed manual transmission. With this powertrain, the Golf GTI produces up to 228 hp and up to 258 lb-ft torque. The best part? It’s surprisingly fuel-efficient, earning an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway rating. According to Car and Driver testing, the VW Golf GTI accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and can take on a quarter mile in 14.3 seconds, while reaching up to 100 mph.

What Are the Golf GTI Hatch’s Other Performance Features?

While you won’t be pushing the Golf GTI to its full potential on Beverly Hills and Brentwood roads, there’s plenty of performance features to enjoy. Some highlights include the following:

  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control: No to be confused with adaptive cruise control, this system allows you to alternate between three firmness settings to automatically control the damper valves.
  • Progressive Power Steering: With the help of variable assistance, this system makes steering at any speed easier and more fluid.
  • Sport Suspension: Sport suspension improves the Golf GTI hatch’s grip while delivering sporty driving feedback.
  • Performance Braking: Ventilated disc brakes help keep your car’s braking system functionally optimally at high and low speeds.
  • Limited-Slip Differential: As you travel, this system adjusts the torque balance as necessary to improve your control over the vehicle.
  • Paddle Shifters: When you choose the available seven-speed automatic transmission, you’ll enjoy manual control over gearshifts whenever the mood strikes.

When you look more closely at its speed and performance features, it’s easy to see why the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a favorite of Santa Monica’s everyday drivers and sports car enthusiasts alike.

Test Drive a Golf GTI at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Ready to see what the 2019 Golf GTI can do? Put it to the test at Volkswagen Santa Monica! Here, you can find a Volkswagen GTI for sale or apply for a Volkswagen GTI lease with competitive rates and terms. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Culver City and learn how it compares to the regular Golf.

Is there a Volkswagen first time buyer program in Santa Monica CA?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Side view of grey 2019 Volkswagen Golf

Buying your first car is a major milestone in your life. With car ownership, you’ll have increased mobility with access to more opportunities, along with a greater sense of freedom. Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we’re here to help you get behind the wheel of your first car with our First Time Buyer Program! Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Helps Restore the Iconic VW “Light Bus” from Woodstock

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Media, Volkswagen News on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 3:43 PM
Volkswagen Light Bus parked near the ocean

The iconic Volkswagen “Light Bus” rose to fame with its appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair. The “Light Bus,” which features elaborate paintings and various spiritual messages and symbols — was recently brought back to life with a three-year restorable project with artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus, who painted the original “Light Bus” and Canadian documentarian John Wesley Chisholm, along with help from Volkswagen Group of America. Check out this video to see the restored VW “Light Bus” in all of its glory. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Events Santa Monica CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 5:51 PM
People dressed in green clothing for a St. Patrick's Day event

Are you feeling the luck of the Irish this year? Check out these 2019 St. Patrick’s Day events in the Santa Monica-area! Read the rest of this entry »

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas a good choice for a large SUV?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 4:41 PM
A Family Walking up to a Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Are you thinking about buying a large SUV, but are not sure which model to buy? The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a good choice, with its roomy and versatile interior, excellent performance, off-road capabilities, and a wide array of premium features and advanced technologies. The automotive experts at MotorWeek agree, for they gave the 2019 VW Atlas the “Best Large Utility” award for the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Tiguan Accessories

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Tiguan Model Features, Volkswagen Tiguan on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 4:17 PM
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Parked on Street

One of the most exciting parts of owning a Volkswagen Tiguan is customization. Brentwood drivers looking to upgrade their Tiguan have plenty of options, from protection to design to utility accessories. Read on to learn more about the genuine Volkswagen accessories available for the new Tiguan!

Vehicle Protection

It only makes sense that you’d want to preserve your Volkswagen Tiguan for as long as possible. With the following Volkswagen accessories, you can avoid stained floors, theft, and more:

  • Car covers
  • Alarm kits
  • Bumper and door cup paint protection
  • Sunshields and sunshades
  • Splash guard kits
  • Trunk liners
  • Floor mats
  • Seat covers

Keep your Tiguan in great shape both inside and out with accessories specifically designed to protect your SUV.

Interior & Exterior Design

Personalize the look and feel of your Tiguan SUV with any of these available design accessories:

  • Volkswagen wheels and tires
  • Body kits
  • Spoilers
  • Side steps
  • Mirror caps
  • Pedal caps
  • Door handles
  • Seat covers
  • License plate frames

Enhance your Beverly Hills driving experience when you make your Tiguan your own. Whether you’re aiming for a sporty look or greater comfort, there’s an accessory option for you.


The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV, but it has the muscle to carry your gear and outdoor equipment with ease. Install any of these Tiguan accessories for your next Brentwood adventure:

  • Roof racks
  • Roof basket
  • Bike racks
  • Ski rack
  • Snowboard/wakeboard racks
  • Kayak carrier
  • Luggage nets

Whether you’re biking the trails around Santa Monica or road-tripping with family, you’ll have the equipment you need to enjoy every moment.

Shop Genuine Volkswagen Tiguan Accessories at Volkswagen Santa Monica

Volkswagen Santa Monica is a dependable source for VW accessories and parts. When you’re ready to enhance your Tiguan, turn to our experts! Our parts and service departments are staffed with knowledgeable professionals who can help you select the right accessory and install it for you, so you can feel confident it performs at its best. Contact us to learn more about our parts inventory and parts specials!

The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Electric Concept

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Future Models, News, Volkswagen Media on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 4:01 PM
I.D. VIZZION Driving

Volkswagen envisions a future where toxic fossil fuels and human error are removed from your automotive journey, leaving behind only the pleasure of the voyage. The automaker plans to make that vision a reality with the I.D. Vizzion. The Vizzion is Volkswagen’s sleek, futuristic concept sedan that has neither a steering wheel nor pedals, controlled instead by a smart brain that can navigate the busy streets of Beverly Hills while you sit back and enjoy the ride in comfort and peace.

Total Autonomy

The Vizzion is the first of Volkswagen’s I.D. fleet designed to be entirely autonomous, featuring level 5 AI technology capable of mapping out your route while monitoring roadways, traffic, and pedestrian movement all without any input from the driver.

That isn’t to say the human element is entirely missing from the Vission, however. The sedan will feature a holographic user interface that allows drivers to input climate control, audio, and other information designed to make the ride more pleasurable, they just won’t have any control over the vehicle’s driving systems, which could be good news for drivers who grow weary in Santa Monica traffic, or those prone to distractions while driving.

Powerful Motors

The I.D. Vizzion concept is all electric, powered by two motors designed to deliver energy to the front and rear wheels independently. The rear motor – the vehicle’s most powerful – generates 201-hp while the rear power plant creates 101-hp for a total output of 302-hp. Volkswagen will power these electric motors with a 111-kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the vehicle’s floor. This design provides more than adequate energy and also gives cabin occupants plenty of room to stretch out and relax – good news since the EPA expects the system to return a driving range of more than 300 miles.

Explore the Possibilities in a New Volkswagen

While it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything like the Vizzion in the US before the end of next decade, the architecture the I.D. line are to be built on will go into production in 2022, providing drivers a chance to get space-age handling in our modern times. To learn more about the new Volkswagen electric cars coming to a Brentwood driveway near you, to see how you can get your hands on a new VW bus, contact an associate at Volkswagen of Santa Monica today.

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and Passat Win Vincentric Best Value Awards

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen News, Volkswagen Passat on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 3:59 PM
Side view of cream-colored 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen brand has plenty of things going for it, but one standout quality that runs throughout the model lineup is the excellent value of the vehicles, with luxurious styling and premium features offered at an affordable price. This is backed up by the Vincentric’s Best Value in America Awards that were recently announced for the 2019 VW Beetle and 2019 VW Passat. Read the rest of this entry »

The High-Performance 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Makes its Debut

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:22 PM
Side view of grey 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Release Date and New Features

If you’re drawn to the fun-to-drive nature, practicality, and refinement of the Volkswagen Jetta, but want to take the performance up a notch, then you’ll be very pleased with the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Recently making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2019 Jetta GLI impresses with its sporty styling, robust engine, advanced performance features, and state-of-the-art multimedia technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new for the 2020 Volkswagen Passat?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Passat on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 4:22 PM
Grey 2020 Volkswagen Passat driving by a forest

The Volkswagen Passat, which has been leading the way for the passenger sedan segment for nearly a half-century, is better than ever with a delightful redesign for the 2020 model-year. Read more to find out what’s new for the 2020 VW Passat. Read the rest of this entry »