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Does the Golf GTI have a limited-slip differential?

Does the Golf GTI have a limited-slip differential?

The new Vehicle Dynamics Manager control system makes its debut in the Golf GTI, controlling the XDS® electronic differential lock, the VAQ electronically-controlled, torque-sensing, limited-slip differential that is now standard, and also the lateral dynamics of the optional DCC® adaptive damping system.

What is the advantage of a limited-slip differential?

In this situation, a limited-slip differential prevents excessive power from being allocated to one wheel, and so keeps both wheels in powered rotation, ensuring that the traction will not be limited to the wheel which can handle the minimum amount of power.

Does 2018 GTI S have limited slip?

The 2018 Golf GTI is available in three trims—S, SE and Autobahn. SE and Autobahn trims also include the brakes from the Golf R and an electronically controlled, torque sensing, limited-slip VAQ differential.

What the difference between a locking differential and limited-slip?

A locking differential will do just that: it locks the gears so that torque is provided to both drive wheels. The limited slip differential will allow some slipping between the two side gears, this allows both wheels to get equal traction even though one is spinning faster than the other.

Is the Volkswagen Golf GTI without all wheel drive?

If Volkswagen had beefed up the mechanical differential you can get on the new GTI with the Performance Package, could it have gotten away with offering the Golf R without all-wheel drive? It’s possible.

What kind of brakes does the Golf GTI have?

SE and Autobahn trims on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI get the brakes from the Golf R and an electronically controlled, torque-sensing, limited-slip VAQ differential. So, here’s where the plot thickens.

Can a GTI be better than a Golf R?

It’s possible. Then again, maybe the lesson here is that instead of spending $40,000 on a Golf R, you should get a GTI and spend the money you save on a tune and an LSD. With any luck, you’ll still have a few bucks left over to go to the tire fund. This content is imported from YouTube.

How does the diff cage work on a VW?

It acts like an electronically controlled locking differential but is actually entirely independent of the diff cage and, rather, distributes torque across the front axle using a Haldex style electronically controlled clutch system. For reference then here is the official VW description, lifted directly from the Golf GTI press pack.

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