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      09-15-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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New Golf R20 going Stateside


Volkswagen is unveiling the second new R model in its current lineup at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Golf R shares its basic underpinnings with the recently-unveiled Scirocco R. It also adds VW's 4Motion AWD to its architecture.


Replacing the heavy naturally aspirated 3.2-litre V6 found in the Golf V R32 is a 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine. Power is 195kW (265hp) and torque is around the 350Nm mark. The 0 - 100km/h time should be covered in about 5.5 seconds for the 6-speed manual and 5.4 seconds for the DSG model. These figures compare very well with the Audi S3 and the TT S with which the Golf R shares its engine.

If you thought it would be a basic upgrade on the GTI you'd be wrong. The car features a host of changes including new front grille with LED daytime running lights, a different set of wheels, R side sills, R badging at the rear and those twin tailpipes almost come together in the middle. The interior is much sportier as well with two-tone sports seats, aluminum pedals and R badging in places like the flat-bottomed steering wheel.

The good news for US fans is that the Golf R is headed for North America according to reports, although nothing has been confirmed for its 3-door Scirocco relative.
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cooll car that should get you going allright ! But seriously, i really hoped they wouldn't do this on VW aswell , freaking DRL LEDS ... It takes so much away from the luxury brands running it.
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Edit: 270 HP and called just Golf R

Source: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...r-1410583.html
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Volkswagen is unveiling the second new R model in its current lineup at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Golf R shares its basic underpinnings with the recently-unveiled Scirocco R. It also adds VW's 4Motion AWD to its architecture.


Replacing the heavy naturally aspirated 3.2-litre V6 found in the Golf V R32 is a 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine. Power is 195kW (265hp) and torque is around the 350Nm mark. The 0 - 100km/h time should be covered in about 5.5 seconds for the 6-speed manual and 5.4 seconds for the DSG model. These figures compare very well with the Audi S3 and the TT S with which the Golf R shares its engine.

If you thought it would be a basic upgrade on the GTI you'd be wrong. The car features a host of changes including new front grille with LED daytime running lights, a different set of wheels, R side sills, R badging at the rear and those twin tailpipes almost come together in the middle. The interior is much sportier as well with two-tone sports seats, aluminum pedals and R badging in places like the flat-bottomed steering wheel.

The good news for US fans is that the Golf R is headed for North America according to reports, although nothing has been confirmed for its 3-door Scirocco relative.
Footie, you are just jealous that your new Jag-yoo-war does not have LED DRLs :P
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      09-15-2009, 09:53 AM   #5
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Footie, you are just jealous that your new Jag-yoo-war does not have LED DRLs :P
Yeah, I know.

But it does come with revolving air vents and a gear selector that raises from the center console, now how cool is that.
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Yeah, I know.

But it does come with revolving air vents and a gear selector that raises from the center console, now how cool is that.
Mad cool, until you realize that you spilt coke all over your center console and the gear lever selector knob thingy is stuck, in reverse
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Mad cool, until you realize that you spilt coke all over your center console and the gear lever selector knob thingy is stuck, in reverse
HAHA
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Fuxk ya that looks beautiful and it's coming to north america!
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      09-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #10
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cool car!
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      09-15-2009, 03:19 PM   #11
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Quite a cool car.
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Edit: 270 HP and called just Golf R

Source: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...r-1410583.html
So it basically an APR tuned 2.0 FSI or TSI motor.
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This looks to have a great price to luxury/performance/practicality ratio. It has been confirmed to be coming to the states? I wonder if we'll get the 5 door.
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So it basically an APR tuned 2.0 FSI or TSI motor.
Far from it. . . It's 270HP stock, meaning this thing chipped will be fast as hell
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i love it... the answer to getting the a3 quattro w/o the 3.2... and or the mkv 2.0t w/o quattro. i seriously think i'll get this.
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      09-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #16
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If the price is reasonably, I may have gotten this over the 128. Kind of like I would have gotten a MS3 if it would have been AWD.
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      09-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #17
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I'm very excited about this. My first car was a VW. It's hot.
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      09-15-2009, 06:46 PM   #18
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yeah...my first cool car was a 2003 GTI 1.8T...i miss that car whenever i see a nice silver one. man was mine ever MINT...yeah well...

this looks very nice!
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Would make a good second, family car if they bring the four door. I was still bummed that the US didn't get the 4 door R32.

Higher power, AWD Gti... how can you not have fun with that?
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This might be my next DD...hopefully it's actually faster than the GTI 2.0T unlike the R32 which is essentially identical in speed and less tossable but featuring AWD.
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I had a MkIV GTI and it understeered so bad, have they improved on that?
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This might be my next DD...hopefully it's actually faster than the GTI 2.0T unlike the R32 which is essentially identical in speed and less tossable but featuring AWD.
The TT-S with exact motor posts 4.8 to 60mph and 13.5qtr mile@105mph.
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