The regular versions of the brand-new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 are fine and dandy, but what we really want to see is the performance editions and more specifically, the GTI and of course, the R-branded models of the series.
Just a couple of weeks ago, our spies nabbed a prototype of the next Golf R, but it was armed up to the teeth in camouflage – which was logical since Volkswagen had yet to uncover the Mk7.
Keep in mind though that the Germans are not revealing the car in its entirety, as several things are likely change on the production model such as the exterior mirrors, the roof spoiler, the tailpipe covers and the design of the front and rear bumpers.
Volkswagen hasn’t talked about the R model yet, but sources state that it will boast a newer 2.0-liter force-fed inline four delivering more than the current unit's 266hp (270PS) in EU specification, and which will be shared with the upcoming Audi S3.
Power will be transferred to the road through a four-wheel drive system with a Haldex-type multi-plate clutch and a six-either speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.
A revised chassis with a stiffer suspension along with more powerful brakes, and a re-trimmed interior boasting body-hugging sport seats, will also be part of the 'R' package.
The 2014 Golf R in both three- and five-door versions is expected to make its debut next year.
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