Next Generation VW Golf GTI to Get Power Boost
The power boost will make the next generation GTI to put out 220hp. The figure was achieved by tweaks to the EA888 engine which is the unit used in today’s Volkswagen Golf GTI, including a new valve lift system developed by Audi. More to come there is a new electronically controlled locking diff for the GTI and R models. The next Golf will also go trough major engineering changes to the 1.4-liter “twincharger” engine, the EA111, as related by autocar.co.uk
On the other side it is possible that Volkswagen R-Series Cabriolet is more likely to get the green light than a sporty GTI version, as related by autocar.co.uk. Untill now no decision has been made regarding the two models. Also it is possible that the more powerful soft-top R model is favored for production ahead of a GTI because it would generate bigger profits and better fits into the range above the 207hp 2.0 TSI model, currently the range-topping Cabriolet model.The R-Series features a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 270 PS (199 kW / 266 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. It enabled the drop top to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in "less than six seconds" and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
A decision must be taken as time goes by regarding the EA113 engine that will power the R version because its due date is out in 2014, ahead of the new EU6 emissions regulations.