2015 Volkswagen GTI: Engine Break-In Complete
November 5, 2014
It is well into the internal-combustion engine's second century, and yet we still need to break-in an engine before using it to its full potential. We crossed that magic mile-marker in our 2015 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn about 350 miles ago, so we're scheduling it for its first, full test at the track.
We tested a 2015 VW GTI about a month ago, so we'll see if ours measures up to an early-build (assuming) prototype. In terms of acceleration, that test car, an SE with the optional Performance package (an extra 10 horsepower) posted a 6.2-second 0-60 time and ran the quarter-mile in 14.5 seconds at 97.7 mph. Ours is a GTI Autobahn trim, minus the extra boost.
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 1,348 miles