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2014 Volkswagen Golf R to have 286 hp - report

 2014 Volkswagen Golf R to have 286 hp - report
Volkswagen Golf VII R spy photo 13.09.2012 / Automedia

Could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds

Our spies have already snapped pictures of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R, but new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming model.

Set to become one of the most powerful Golfs ever offered, the model is expected to use a 2.0-liter TSI engine that develops 286 bhp (213 kW) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. It will send power to the ground via a fifth generation Haldex all-wheel drive system - which recently debuted on the Golf 4Motion - that is lighter and more responsive than its predecessor. This should enable models equipped with a dual-clutch transmission to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in roughly 5.0 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Despite the increased performance, the model is expected to be more fuel efficient thanks to the MQB platform and lightweight bodywork. This could enable the hatchback to tip the scales at 1200 kg (2645 lbs) and average 40.4 mpg UK (33.6 mpg US / 7.0 L/100km).

The Volkswagen Golf R could be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, before being launched in early 2014.

Source: Autocar

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Comments (15)

 alihijazi alihijazi
go for the ASTRA J OPC/VXR better by Faaaaaaaaaaaaar
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February 11, 2013 4:06 am
 Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
So, that is what we can expect from a regular fwd Golf GTI VII. I`ll wait.
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February 11, 2013 1:52 am
 Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
My 1972 Porsche Carrera RS did the 0-60 in 6 sec. flat. Wow.
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February 11, 2013 1:50 am
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
cant they just make it 390hp hahaha
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February 9, 2013 5:32 pm
 lazyJones lazyJones
So audi s3 300hp less than 5s to 100km/h? I think golf r won't weigh less than 1350kg. Still 100kg less then actual model.
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February 9, 2013 3:05 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
It is very light so it will be very fast
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February 9, 2013 9:12 am
 Hellbound Hellbound
If VW price this under £35k in the UK it could be a viable alternative to the M135i for buyers who really want AWD (the X-Drive M135i isn't available in the UK). Obviously it's going to have to be a drivers car and not something numb and sterile like VW's sister brand, Audi.
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February 8, 2013 6:55 pm