Pure Motorsport lent us their brand new VW MK7 Golf GTI. We had to take advantage of the situation and do a little review. Pure Motorsport has kept the modifications simple for now.
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Carbon Steel Grey – Autobahn/NAV
HRE FlowForm FF01 in Redline Red
APR ECU upgrade
APR Carbonio Intake
Euro R LED taillights
The ride quality on the H&R suspension is awesome. Great balance of firmness and comfort. The power delivery of the APR tuned GTI is excellent. Dyno numbers online show a ridiculous upgrade from the new 2.0T motor.
We really liked the updated interior on the MK7. The LED interior lighting is an improvement on the MK6. It’s much more refined in its location and spotlighting. VW has added touches of red LED lighting at the door sill and under the door trim. The pop-up reverse camera is subtle. Addition of a cubby to store the rear hatch cover under the spare tire well is welcome.
They have increased the fender wells on the MK7 in comparison to the MK6. If you take a look at the photo on the bottom, you can see our white Projekt MK6 GLI with HRE FF01 19×8.5 ET42 (225/35/19 Hankook) vs the Pure MS MK7 GTI with HRE FF01 19×8.5 ET42 (225/35/19 Dunlops). There is clearly more room under the fenders on the MK7. We estimate that the same wheel size could add an additional 5-8mm to be flush.
All in all, this new VW MK7 is a huge step up from the MK6. It’s all in the details. Volkswagen really did an amazing job integrating some of the Audi features into the new MK7 GTI.