The seventh-generation Golf has just hit the market, and the future will bring seven new variants, including the R variant. The future lineup will include models like the GTI and GTD, but also fuel-efficient models like a BlueMotion and, for the first time, the electric version eGolf.
The most impressive and powerful version of the lineup will be the Golf R. A report from AutoCar suggests it will be offered with a 2.0 TSI engine that will deliver about 286 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That’s a significant jump from the current version’s 256 horsepower in the US version and 270 horsepower in the European model.
The engine will be mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 5.0 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph. There will also be a new exhaust system that will make the engine sound more muscular.
Volkswagen will also be working on making the next Golf R a little bit lighter — expect a weight of just about 2,645 pounds — and improving fuel economy to about 40 mpg.
This is still an unconfirmed rumor and we will find out the real details once the car debuts. You cans expect this unveiling in September at the Frankfurt motor show.