Now, all that is left for the German carmaker to complete the Golf lineup is to bring the all-mighty all-wheel drive Golf R flagship on the red carpet. And, according to a teaser posted on social media by Volkswagen’s R division, that’s going to happen on November 4th, under the cover of #MissionR.
Oddly enough, we are not getting anything else but a smoky depiction of the Golf R front end in the dark. A good chance for the company’s new signature lighting technology to shine, but also very short on details. Actually, the video itself is not that short – but the carmaker chooses to immediately skip to a shameless promotion of the T-Roc R.
Hopefully, it’s not a subliminal hint that Golf’s Mk8 R version will sport the exact same performance credentials as the feisty crossover SUV.
That would be a demotion for the compact hot hatchback because the T-Roc R has the ubiquitous 2.0 TSI posting just 300 hp. Sure, it’s enough to make it sprint to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, but the current Golf R is already quicker in DSG form at 4.6 seconds.
Perhaps they’re only hinting at shared technologies – the 2.0 TSI might again be used for the new iteration, alongside the 4Motion all-wheel drive, and the 7-speed DSG double-clutch transmission. Secretly, we still hope the Golf R will finally make fans happy by arriving with the long-fabled 400 ps under the hood...
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Golf R 8: close to productions study T-Roc R: Fuel consumption, l/100 km: urban 9,5-9,1 /extra urban 6,6-6,5 /combined 7,7-7,5; CO2-emission combined, g/km: 176-171; efficiency class: D . Get ready! #MissionR is starting November 4th! . Credits to @instylecrew . #VWR #BeWhoYouR #BeautifullyStrong #VolkswagenR #ComingSoon #trocR #golfR #golfr8