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Volkswagen Golf R concept teased in a block of ice

 Volkswagen Golf R concept teased in a block of ice
Volkswagen Golf R teaser

Defrosting on February 11

Volkswagen is teasing the Golf VII R which is likely to be shown at first as a concept.

The online reveal will occur in two weeks while the public debut is most likely set for March at the Geneva Motor Show. Chances are it will be a concept previewing the production model scheduled for a Frankfurt launch in September.

Under the hood it will probably have a 2.0-liter TFSI EA888 engine producing around 290 hp (216 kW). The engine will be connected to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG sending power to a Haldex all-wheel drive system. Judging by the speedometer on VW's website, the Golf VII R will be able to reach a top speed (most likely electronically limited) of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Sales should commence in early 2014 with prices in Germany starting at 38,000 EUR. Until then, Volkswagen will introduce the production version of the Golf VII GTI.

Source: Volkswagen

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tsiebrand
The prototype of the R has a 7-Speed DSG, so not sure it´s going to get a 6-Speed DSG as stated in the article. http://www.autobild.de/bilder/fahrbericht-die-golf-modelle-der-zukunft-3798191.html#bild21
Jan 28, 2013 3:28 pm
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syw
I just hope they're not teasing the mk6 R cabriolet...
Jan 28, 2013 7:33 am
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adrian.padeanu
It's too cold for a convertible...
Jan 28, 2013 7:35 am
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syw
I just checked the VW site and I think they're teasing the cabriolet(unfortunately...)https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-he-dgTAvrz8/UQZyRdmw7UI/AAAAAAAAAVk/9-qQGbRDOdE/s912/VWR.png
Jan 28, 2013 7:43 am
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adrian.padeanu
Interesting. But the car has already been revealed http://www.worldcarfans.com/112121951855/2013-volkswagen-golf-r-revealed-video why tease it ?
Jan 28, 2013 7:54 am
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syw
I know eh, when I saw the page I was thinking didn't they release a video with a helicopter or something chasing it already? doesn't make a lot of sense (and personally I reckon a golf R cabriolet itself is not making a lot of sense anyway...)
Jan 28, 2013 8:18 am
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