ed124c 5pts The editors should ignore the European model and compare the 2015 US model with our current GTI. Reviewing the 36K version and then telling us that the US version will be dumbed-down makes me feel like we live in a third world country. Apparently, the Europeans have more money than we have. Or else they just like to spend way more on a car than we do. Anyway, 220 hp and 258 ft lb of torque should make most people happy. Based on my theorem that German cars underestimate power stats and US makers over estimate, the new GTI should be on par, acceleration-wise, with the Focus ST.