The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R is currently undergoing testing and it is believed that the range-topping hatch will make between 290 and 300 hp.
A final decision hasn’t been made by the German automaker, but it has been confirmed that the new Golf R will also have all-wheel drive.
The Audi S3 is fitted with VW’s new EA888 engine and makes 300 hp. Since the S3 is essentially a luxury version of the upcoming Golf R, it is likely that the Volkswagen Golf R will have 300 hp.
But even if VW decides on 290 hp as the final performance mark, the new Golf R will be a rocket compared to the model it’s replacing. The current Golf R is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbo-four engine with 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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