A very special edition of the Golf GTI was recently launched in the country after Volkswagen Philippines debuted the Oettinger Edition of the iconic hatchback at this year's Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).
According to Volkswagen Philippines Chief Operation Adviser Klaus Schadewald, they will offer only 25 units, the limited-run Golf GTI gets a bespoke exterior courtesy of Oettinger, a German tuning company that specializes in aftermarket upgrades and bodykits.
All special edition Golf GTIs get matte black wrapping, including the custom body kit. It is comprised of a front spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, quad-exhaust finishers, rear skirt with integrated diffuser and a rear spoiler. Rounding it all up is a set of 19-inch twin spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40 tires.
Power is provided by the familiar 2.0-liter TSI inline-four which generates 220 PS at 4500 – 6200 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1500 – 4400 rpm. The engine is then married to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission that drives the front wheels.
The limited edition Golf GTI is exclusively available only to the Philippines.