2014 Volkswagen Golf R to Boast 276-HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Recent spy photos of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R showed that the German automaker is hard to work on its performance-minded, seventh-generation Golf model.

It is believed that the new Golf R model will feature a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood packing 276-hp, offering 10-hp more than its outgoing predecessor. The powerplant is the same that will be seen in the upcoming Audi A3 model. The Golf R will feature an all-wheel drive system while transmission choices will include a standard six-speed manual, or an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic.

The 2014 Volkswagen Golf R is expected to to join the German automaker’s seventh-generation Golf lineup before the end of next year.

GALLERY: 2014 Volkswagen Golf R Spy Photos

[Source: AutoCar]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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