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Offline AndyGTI

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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #20 on: 27 August 2020, 21:22 »
Looks like Kings Red is a premium colour, and there's no sign of the alternative 19 inch wheel pattern previously shown.

I've just been on configurator and there were 3 wheel designs (17",18" & 19") .  Are you talking about the 19" design which looks quite thin and "twig" like. (Ok I know terrible description).

If its the one I'm thinking of I think that is the design they showed Arteon R and Tiguan R wearing, so obviously the option R wheel now Hopefully the link works below:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=arteon+r&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=X43sYBK7MsWSkM%252CeNxbUq2v7e5izM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRTiC1chqwRX8M_mIzZyjD7FDXUWw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv_fjkm7zrAhWWaRUIHXw9AtcQ9QF6BAgIEDY&biw=1366&bih=625#imgrc=X43sYBK7MsWSkM
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #21 on: 27 August 2020, 21:47 »
Looks like Kings Red is a premium colour, and there's no sign of the alternative 19 inch wheel pattern previously shown.

I've just been on configurator and there were 3 wheel designs (17",18" & 19") .  Are you talking about the 19" design which looks quite thin and "twig" like. (Ok I know terrible description).

If its the one I'm thinking of I think that is the design they showed Arteon R and Tiguan R wearing, so obviously the option R wheel now Hopefully the link works below:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=arteon+r&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=X43sYBK7MsWSkM%252CeNxbUq2v7e5izM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRTiC1chqwRX8M_mIzZyjD7FDXUWw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv_fjkm7zrAhWWaRUIHXw9AtcQ9QF6BAgIEDY&biw=1366&bih=625#imgrc=X43sYBK7MsWSkM

I mean these ones that were shown on the press slides



Seems the Bergamo pattern isn't (yet) an option either. :undecided:
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #22 on: 27 August 2020, 22:00 »
Ha ha... yes that's the info I needed to include.

Well, if the shots of a seemingly manufactured Golf R in a warehouse somewhere are anything to go by then the Bergamo pattern are standard R wheels and the other 19" design is the R Option wheel.

The left hand column of wheels (17,18 & 19) are what features on the (german configurator for GTI).

Guzzle - Good spot on the Kings Red Metallic being a Signature colour, I missed that in my excitement to spec the GTI. So that is more money on the options
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #23 on: 27 August 2020, 22:10 »
Suppose we'll see in time what the R has to offer, the Bergamo's are the upgrade option for the R Line.
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #24 on: 27 August 2020, 22:17 »
Looked like 37,000 euros for German base spec too. That's thirty three grand in pounds. Always used to be German base spec was cheap because it didn't include much vs UK... Not boding well.... I still think its going to be 35k plus options minimum...

Edit: Managed to make the configurator work and thats roughly 44,000 euros worth when you add a few bits to bring it up to UK Mk7.5 spec....just shy of £40k

That's the same sort of territory as the M135i.... or the TCR.

I am not surprised, but a little disappointed.... lets see what the UK pricing looks like when it lands.

« Last Edit: 27 August 2020, 22:50 by fredgroves »
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #25 on: 27 August 2020, 23:30 »
I wouldn't get too hung up on the German pricing. That €37k price is for DSG, manual will be cheaper. £33k is the same price as the outgoing 7.5 GTi Performance with DSG.

From another perspective, the 1.5 eTSi in R Line spec is €33,230 in Germany, or when converted into the Queens pounds = £29,749. UK list price is actually only £28,705, roughly £1k less than the German price converted into sterling.

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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #26 on: 28 August 2020, 06:27 »
I wouldn't get too hung up on the German pricing. That €37k price is for DSG, manual will be cheaper. £33k is the same price as the outgoing 7.5 GTi Performance with DSG.

From another perspective, the 1.5 eTSi in R Line spec is €33,230 in Germany, or when converted into the Queens pounds = £29,749. UK list price is actually only £28,705, roughly £1k less than the German price converted into sterling.

Absolutely agree. We need to wait and see. I’m sure that the same happened with the TCR on the German Configurator. It was very expensive if you did a straight conversion to £. I never really trust trying to guess the uk price this way. Also, in recent years hasn’t uk spec been better than in Germany? Uk is the biggest market for the gti I think so hopefully this won’t be something that VW get wrong.
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #27 on: 28 August 2020, 10:09 »
I wouldn't get too hung up on the German pricing. That €37k price is for DSG, manual will be cheaper. £33k is the same price as the outgoing 7.5 GTi Performance with DSG.

I think they need to be very careful on spec vs UK base price though - this Mk8 is sold as "digital" - if you make those digital bits optional extras I think you dilute the concept.

And I've not seen any evidence of a production spec car in manual yet....
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #28 on: 28 August 2020, 12:19 »
Interesting they tell you what tyre brand you might get.
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Re: Mk8 gti ordering
« Reply #29 on: 15 September 2020, 22:21 »
Audi S3 is now showing on Drive The Deal. Base spec with S-Tronic is £37,900 before discount, £34,295 after discount. Given the S3 has 4 wheel drive, an extra 60ps and an Audi badge, i'd expect the Golf GTi to be a good chunk less expensive. 
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