Most obviously, the car is sporting not two but four exhaust tips. Big brakes, super low-profile tires wrapped around “R” wheels also hint at the car’s performance capability. What looks like an intercooler is also visible through the front grille, as is an adaptive cruise control sensor.
Expect a revised 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder under the hood with something around 256 hp translated through either a DSG or a six-speed manual. As is the case for both the Golf and GTI, the Golf R will also migrate to VW’s new MQB modular architecture. Aside from making production both cheaper and easier, it will also mean the MK7 line will grow to offer more interior space.