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Did you know that Volkswagen has ESP® standard on all 2009 vehicles? Or that we provide a Carefree Maintenance™ Program* on all our 2009 cars? Or that we expect to be the first to make clean diesel vehicles available in all 50 states? Or that when people in Europe buy a car, they most often buy Volkswagen?** How about that right now, the Volkswagen forest is growing in Mississippi thanks to theVolkswagen Carbon Neutral Project—the first U.S. carbon offsetting program initiated by a car manufacturer? There may be a lot you don’t know about Volkswagen. In the pages to come, you’ll learn more about two autos born and bred for the Autobahn, and separated at birth—the Volkswagen GTI and GLI.

*The Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance Program covers the 10K, 20K and 30K scheduled maintenanceintervals for the GTI and GLI, during the term of the new vehicle limited warranty, at no additional charge. See dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details. **2007 Bloomberg.com. 2007 AFP (Agence France-Presse).

The rubber-burning world of the sport compact sedan and hatch has come a long way over the last few years. People want speed, handling and tune-ability. They also wantEuropean design and bang for their buck. At Volkswagen, we’ve been giving our autos more punch and power in the United States since 1983, when we introduced the concept of a sport compact with the original Mk I GTI. Still a collector’s favorite, it is the inspiration for the Mk V GTI and its iconic twin, the GLI. Both * feature an efficient, Autobahn-proven, 2.0L turbocharged direct injection engine,German-tuned sport suspension and meticulously speedy Volkswagen DNA. Think of it as a competitive sibling rivalry, and you’re the winner.

*EPA fuel economy estimates: 21 city/29 highway mpg (GTI and GLI); your fuel consumption may vary.

The pounding heart of the 2009 GTI and GLI is a 2.0 liter 200hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with FSI direct fuel injection and 207 lbs-ft. of torque. TheFSI system pressurizes fuel and releases it precisely into the combustion chamber for more power and fuel efficiency* Putting all that German power to the pavement . is the responsibility of the 6-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed DSG® with Tiptronic.® Inspired by Formula One™ racing, the DSG transmission uses paddle shifters on the steering wheel to bounce from gear to gear, and lets youshift in one-tenth of a second. Wrap all that speedy goodness in uni-body construction with laser welding, and the thrill ride is set to begin. The GTI and GLI also boast a high performance fully independent sport suspension, utilizing McPherson struts with lower wishbones up front, and an electro-mechanical steering system. So whether you go with standard all-season performance tires , or optionalsummer performance tires† you’re set to launch.

*EPA fuel economy estimates: 21 city/29 highway mpg (GTI and GLI); your fuel consumption may vary.

A single glance at the cockpit and you’ll discover brushed aluminum-like trim, sport pedals and GTI’s famous Interlagos plaid. Settle in for a ride and you’re held snug top-to-bottom by 8-way bolstered sport seats which include adjustablelumbar support. And when the darkness of night descends, you’ll bathe in Volkswagen blue and red cockpit lighting that sets the mood for what’s to come. But that’s just the beginning. You’ll also find features like: manual single-zone climate control, power door locks, alarm/anti-theft system, power windows with pinch control and brushed aluminum-like trimmed gauges. And once you’re strapped in, theultimate in control comes from the multi-function sport steering wheel, engineered with integrated controls for the entertainment system and easy access to driver information like current mileage, remaining fuel miles and more.

Standard on both of these performance machines is Volkswagen’s Premium VII stereo with 10-speakers, an in-dash 6-disc CD changer (with MP3 compatibility) and a generous...
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