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 |  May 06 2013, 8:32 AM

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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.

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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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  • http://www.caseyfriday.com/ Casey Friday

    A simple ECU flash from APR for $599 takes the current Golf R to 306hp. Just get one with a couple miles on it and flash the ECU.

  • Generic Denizen

    So this 2015 VW Golf R will have less horsepower and torque than the
    current Subaru WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Evo 10, even though those cars were
    launched in 2007? This Golf R is YEARS LATE to the turbo AWD party and still
    can’t catch up to the performance of those two (even though the Golf R is more
    expensive).

    The Golf’s interior will likely be nicer than the Evo and the WRX STI, but so
    what? The Golf R is marketed as a performance car, not a luxury car. Until VW
    earns their “R” badge with actual performance against competitors, I’ll
    continue to spend my money with the worthy competition. For example: I bought
    an Evo 10 instead of the Golf R. Then my wife test drove the Golf R and the GTI
    and she bought the new Ford Focus ST because it’s faster and more fun to drive
    than either VW. Sorry VW. Make a Golf RS with the 2.5 turbo from the Audi TTRS
    with 350 HP and then we can do business.

  • adfasdf

    mods dont count flash a evo x and you have a 400hp 400ln tq car that will do mid 12′s all day long