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Offline Exonian

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #40 on: 22 April 2024, 22:23 »
The man maths is properly adding up now! Time to cash in the Legacy chips and go Yeti hunting methinks 🗻
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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #41 on: 23 April 2024, 16:31 »
Looks like Drivethedeal has the 8.5 now for ordering with 11-12% discount off list price.

Offline BillSan

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #42 on: 23 April 2024, 18:16 »
That's a higher percentage discount than I was expecting.

It won't be enough for me to place an order though.  The 8.5 just isn't different enough from the Mk8.  I can't pay more money for what is substantially the same car.
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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #43 on: 13 May 2024, 12:16 »
Does anyone know when pricing for the 8.5 GTI will be announced? and when order books will open? Was expecting it to announced by now!

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #44 on: 13 May 2024, 12:54 »
Does anyone know when pricing for the 8.5 GTI will be announced? and when order books will open? Was expecting it to announced by now!

"Volkswagen says the eHybrid, GTI and GTE versions will join the range this summer"

July maybe? I don't expect to see the books open until end of August...
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Offline clarky92

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #45 on: 14 May 2024, 01:26 »
VW to unveil a new GTI variant on 31st May

Clubsport? Clubsport ED50?





https://www.motor1.com/news/719515/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-variant/amp/
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Offline AndyGTI

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #46 on: 14 May 2024, 09:56 »
Hi

Just taken my weekly look at German Volkswagen site. We are in luck.

https://www.volkswagen.de/de/konfigurator.html/__app/der-neue-golf-2024/sportliche-modelle/gti.app?---=%7B%22configuration-step-navigation-service%22%3A%22%2F%3FconfigStep%3D%257B%2522context%2522%253A%252230602-34427-GTI%2522%252C%2522selectedStep%2522%253A%2522exterior%2522%257D%22%2C%22filter-service%22%3A%22%2F%3FengineType%3DBenzin%22%7D&category-app=private&carlineId-app=30602&salesGroupId-app=34427&trimName-app=GTI&modelId-app=DA19ZZ%24GYOSYOS&modelVersion-app=6&modelYear-app=2024

Hopefully this link will take you straight to GTI configurator but remember this is German site, so this won’t be the UK spec car eg we always start at 18inch wheels and they are bound to include IQ Matrix lights.
So no need to tick every box and then rail at the price you get.

As a marker the pre facelift GTI in German started at 40905€ so it’s increased by approx 3500€
I know it’s been discussed before on here but seems to be heading for £42-44k starting price in UK.

As Fred has already mentioned, think UK orders etc will be July time

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #47 on: 14 May 2024, 10:35 »
Nice one Andy.  I've had a brief play and already gone over 50k euros without really trying.

Hard to believe that you'll get a acceptable UK spec car for less than £47k-£48k.   

I'll buy second-hand thanks!!
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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #48 on: 14 May 2024, 14:07 »
Hmm interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Just spotted this article regarding pre-sales and starting price stated is 44,505 Euros which equates to just over £38k. So, I'm wondering if they will actually try to keep the base price below the £40k in the UK.

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/volkswagen-starts-pre-sales-of-the-new-more-powerful-golf-gti-18394

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #49 on: 14 May 2024, 14:12 »
Scrap that! Just noticed that Euros price is for a far more basic spec than the UK would get, I.E 17" wheels, no tints etc. Looks like we are looking at at least £42k then