The fact that the new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will receive well-known modifications of the GTI, TCR, R and others has long been known. However, detailed information about them was not available, at least until today. New details came to us from the UK and they are really impressive.
We will not pull the rubber and go straight to the facts. The first thing worth noting is that all heated Golfs will receive a 48-volt soft hybrid system that will complement the 2.0 TSI engine familiar to everyone. With this kit, the base GTI delivers 232 hp. Buyers will be able to choose between a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The potential will allow the hatchback to accelerate to the first hundred in about 6 seconds, due to weight reduction and improved aerodynamic performance. The maximum speed in this case will be limited at around 250 km / h.
People looking for more performance can opt for the GTI TCR. Here, the client already receives 286 hp. and 370 Nm of torque, as well as a number of design improvements: imitation differential lock, large brakes, large wheels and lower ground clearance. How far this increase in power can affect acceleration, given that the TCR will also be front-wheel drive, is not yet clear. However, it is already known that the maximum speed limit will be shifted to 270 km / h.
At the top of all these modifications is the Golf R and, as before, it will show the full maximum that Golf can deliver. The same 4-cylinder hybrid 2.0 TSI, but already at 328 hp and 400 Nm. The only transmission option will be a 7-speed DSG, and it will also be sold exclusively on all-wheel drive. We expect acceleration within 4.3 seconds, however, these figures can be confirmed only after the debut of the car.
It is also known that all modifications will receive unique 20-inch wheels, and will be highlighted in certain colors on body parts and interior elements: GTI – red, R – blue, which, in principle, is not news.