Next-generation Vw Golf GTI will deliver 220 hp from the same 2.0 TFSI engine

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 19, 2011

The GTI version of the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, when powered by the carryover version of the current 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, gets a mild boost in peak power.

To achieve 220hp, there were detail modifications made to the EA888 engine, which is used in the existing Volkswagen Golf GTI. Audi had also developed its new valve lift system. Volkswagen is also working on an electronically controlled, mechanically locking diff for GTI and R models.

This guarantees that the drive is still directed to the tire with most grip when accelerating. What VW plans for the next Golf is to undertake significant engineering revisions to the 1.4-litre ‘twincharger’ engine, the EA111.

Autocar revealed earlier this year that the twincharger will lose its supercharger to persist in production as a soft-turbo petrol engine that has the rating of 150bhp from a single exhaust-driven blower.

This is renamed the EA112. Autocar also reported that it’s likelier that the R-badged Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet would be approved over the sporty GTI version.

These two models debuted as concepts at the VW meet at Worthersee in Germany. However, no production decision was announced back then. The Golf Cabriolet R was powered by the 261bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that’s used in the Scirocco R, while the GTI was equipped with the 207bhp TSI engine from the GTI hatch.

Since Worthesee, it has been learned that the more potent soft-top R model is favored to enter production before a GTI since it would result to higher profits and better fits into the range above the 207bhp 2.0 TSI model, currently the top-of-the-line Cabriolet model.

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