Golf R Coming to US

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  1. Nathan

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    Enthusiasts spoke, and Volkswagen listened. VW announced Thursday that the diminutive and powerful Golf R is coming to the United States in 2012.

    VW said the Golf R will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a significant increase in horsepower over the 200-hp GTI.

    The car will also get Haldex 4Motion all-wheel drive, a sport-tuned electronic stability program, larger brake rotors and a fortified suspension for athletic driving.

    The Golf R will come in two- or four-door configurations and will have a manual transmission.

    Inside are unique steering wheel and trim plus an R-model shift knob and doorsills.

    The exterior is marked by R front and rear fascia, 18-inch alloy wheels, an R body kit, badging and a center dual exhaust.
     
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    Whadya think, $35K?
     
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    #3 Redbeard, Dec 9, 2010
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    Boo on the 4 door. I have an 04 r and I still think it is the best one yet. It also has actual racing seats unlike the 08
     
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    Is that the year that had the special "variable acoustic" muffler?
     
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    Agree on the Boo @ the 4-Door. My MkV was a 2-door

    As far as the MkIV R32, it was cool except for being a MkIV... :ihih: Just pullin' yer chain. I know there was a bunch of MkV vs. MkIV animosity which I never understood. I liked the MkIV Jetta I had. (Yes, I owned a "chick" car :blush2:)

    The Golf R (possibly called the R20?) is an exciting prospect.
     
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    Is this the VW concept car at the 2007 SEMA show as a GTI? If I remember correctly it was touted then as 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds :eek:
     
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    could be interesting, if priced below $30k. Above, it gets into stiff competition
     
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    The 07 sema car was the w12 I believe.

    Yes the year I had came with a variable exhaust override.

    Dont worry I'm a mk3 guy anyway. But I do have a soft spot for the mkiv jetta.

    This car coming out would be the r20 for the 2.0 liter motor
     
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    Most likely the car will be about $35k
     

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