2014 Volkswagen Golf R to have 286 hp - report

Volkswagen Golf VII R spy photo 13.09.2012 / Automedia
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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alihijazi alihijazi
go for the ASTRA J OPC/VXR better by Faaaaaaaaaaaaar
Feb 11th, 2013 11:06am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
So, that is what we can expect from a regular fwd Golf GTI VII. I`ll wait.
Feb 11th, 2013 8:52am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
My 1972 Porsche Carrera RS did the 0-60 in 6 sec. flat. Wow.
Feb 11th, 2013 8:50am
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cant they just make it 390hp hahaha
Feb 10th, 2013 12:32am
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JMac JMac
You can do that yourself with a remap and few other modifications. As said previously the price will be key to this. The BMW M135i starts at 30k in the UK and the last Golf R started at about £32k. They cant put the price up by much otherwise people will go to BMW. Same with Audi and the S3.
Feb 10th, 2013 11:41am
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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.
Feb 9th, 2013 10:05pm
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It is very light so it will be very fast
Feb 9th, 2013 4:12pm
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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.
Feb 9th, 2013 1:55am
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
I disagree that Audis are numb and sterile, I've driven A3, 4, and 6 and they didn't seem either of those things to me.
Feb 9th, 2013 4:58am
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
Try driving them again. The TT is about the only Audi that isn't too bad.
Feb 9th, 2013 5:30am
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Hellbound Hellbound
I've driven most new Audis, from the A1 to the A6, and they all had crashy suspension, vague steering and non-communicative braking. Only two modern Audi's I rate as drivers cars are the R8 and the previous generation RS4. I've driven neither of them, but they've both been universally applauded as being very unlike the rest of Audi's range of cars. I'm a previous Audi owner, once the badge/grille cache wears off, they're just not good drivers cars. Very well put together though.
Feb 11th, 2013 7:28pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
lol the TT? what problem do you have with the R8?
Feb 9th, 2013 6:20am
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
No problem at all, it's an excellent car. You didn't mention the R8 so I didn't think about it, and it's a supercar so does it really count?
Feb 9th, 2013 7:22am
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Ratt Ratt
@ Hellbound, yes that makes sense but there's a zero chance BMW drivers would even consider taking a VW
Feb 9th, 2013 8:00pm
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Hellbound Hellbound
I guess it's for those who wish to drive something a little less noticeable, but then I imagine the 'R' version to be a bit 'showy'.
Feb 11th, 2013 7:26pm
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