Volkswagen Teases New Golf R Ahead of Geneva Debut

The announcement of an all-new Volkswagen Golf R is a big deal for performance car enthusiasts, who don`t really like the fact that the GTI is front-wheel drive (and not all that powerful). The R version of the Mk. VI Golf made around 270 hp, and sent all of its power to all four wheels.
2014 Volkswagen Golf R 1 photo
Photo: Volkswagen
Now, with the teased Golf R, based on the seventh generation of the car, Volkswagen is pushing things along, a bit, and the new car is expected to put out 290 hp, from a modified version of the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. With 20 hp than its predecessor, 100 km/h or 62 mph should come up in under 5.5 seconds, and the car could theoretically exceed 250 km/h, if geared properly.

Volkswagen has now released a teaser image for the new Golf R, yet it does not really reveal anything, aside from the fact that the car is blue, looks like a Golf and has bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights. It is expected to cost from around €38,000, when it goes on sale in Germany next year.
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