Volkswagen Golf GTI premiere of the eighth generation will be held in early March at the Geneva motor show. Just in the range of the new Golf will be four “hot” version: in addition to the petrol GTI and plug-in-hybrid GTE, will see the light diesel GTD and the top version of R. the Whole line will be declassified before the end of 2020.
According to Autocar, the premiere Golf R will take place in July at the Festival of speed in the British Goodwood, the diesel hot-hatch will show a little earlier. External differences the sport versions will be reduced to a different design of the exhaust system, install more efficient brakes and special aerodynamic body kit.
On a technical stuffing of “heated” versions is little known: the British media believe that the Golf GTI will retain the 2.0-litre petrol turbo EA888, but after upgrading the capacity of the standard version will be around 245 horsepower. Later the market will come the successor to the 290-horsepower Golf GTI TCR. While moderately-hybrid “add-ons” GTI do not get it.
As for the diesel version, the GTD, this Golf can be electrified and will have a 48-volt starter-generator. In the structure of the power plant will remain a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine from the hatchback of the previous generation, but its impact will increase from the current 184 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. The hot hatch can be ordered with a manual six-speed gearbox and seven-speed “robot”.
For the top version of R will remain all-wheel drive transmission and power unit can obtain the three-stage turbocharging: two turbochargers to help electric supercharger, like on the petrol Audi S6. The total capacity of the Golf R Plus will exceed 350 HP.