Volkswagen has released full details and several photos of the Golf VII R which will be shown to the public at next month’s IAA event in Frankfurt. At its heart is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine rated at 300 HP (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). Power is delivered either through a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG to the company’s 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive system featuring a fifth-gen Haldex coupling. The car will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds with the aforementioned DSG or in 5.1 seconds with the manual. Both versions have an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf VII R can be easily distinguished thanks to its beefed up body kit, quad exhaust system, bi-xenon headlights with integrated daytime running lights, smoked LED rear lights, along with a 5mm lowered suspension compared to the GTI version. It now sits on 18-inch rims, but optionally available are 19-inch alloys.
Inside it has received a 320 km/h speedometer, cloth & Alcantara sport seats with carbon-like leather, as well as several infotainment systems with a display of up to eight inches. The car will be available both as a two-door and as a four-door.
Pricing in Germany starts at 38,325 euros, with deliveries commencing Q4 2013.