Most popular hatchback Volkswagen have already been presented in several “heated” versions: petrol (GTI 245 HP) diesel (GTD, 200 HP) and plug-in hybrid (GTE, 245 forces, 13 kWh). But the most powerful road version of the Golf R – was so far seen only on the test trials. Aggressive bodykit with large areas of air intake and “chetyrehstennoy” exhaust system not quite modestly hint at the increased power of the power plant.
It is known that the Golf R will be hybrid (which was quite possible, because VW Touareg R got it engine paired with electric motor): on this edition of Motortrend said Jost Capito (Jost Capito), the head of the brand is R. According to him, the brand may not allow for the development of its own hybrid system because of the relatively small amount produced Golf R.
Therefore, the most likely outcome is the presence under the hood, the most powerful version of the Golf 2.0-liter turbo engine, which returns in this generation will increase (peak power R-version of the previous, seventh-generation model made 310 HP). The network has already appeared the image which indicate the figure of 245 kW (333 HP).
However, according to Dutch publication Autovisie, the management of the brand made a request for the installation of a five-cylinder 2.5-liter engine TFSI (production version produces 400 HP), which uses Audi models TT RS, RS3 and RSQ3. They replied in the negative.
Arguments was given two. First, according to representatives of Audi, the Golf R will then become a direct competitor for the RS3. It is also easy to guess that even with the 2.5-liter engine of the Volkswagen would still be cheaper than Audi. Secondly, the production capacity of Audi in Gyor (Hungary), where going, these motors will not be able to provide the volume needed for the Golf R: “Production five-cylinder engines – a very labor-intensive. Therefore, the increase becomes radical step.”