Volkswagen working on the Golf R 7 (VII) Estate/Variant high-performance model

Article by Andrew Christian, on May 26, 2014

It appears that Volkswagen is eager to extend its lineup of high-performance R models and the latest addition seems to be the upcoming Golf R Variant/Estate. A prototype version of this model was recently spotted testing at Nurburgring and although the German company says the new vehicle didn’t receive green light for production, we believe that the engineers almost finished work on the new car.

The new Golf R Estate is expected to use the same 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine found on the hatchback version and capable to deliver 296 hp (221 kW) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm. Power will be delivered to the road via the permanent all-wheel drive system, the latest version of the 4Motion with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling.

Bolted to the standard manual gearbox, the Golf R Estate is expected to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 5.2 seconds and in 4.9 seconds when equipped with the automatic dual-clutch gearbox (DSG).

Top speed will be limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Fuel consumption ex expected to be under 7 l/100 km when using the optional 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). Comparing it with the standard Golf Estate/Variant, the R model will be 20 mm lower and will feature a new progressive steering system.

Regarding the design, we expect to see the same front end as in the Golf R, while the rear end will be completely new. Back in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show, the German carmaker brought the Golf 7 (VII) Golf Estate/Variant Concept R-Line. We also expect to see several design elements found on the concept car on the new Golf R Estate/Variant.

Topics: vw, vw golf r, estate

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-sized crossover SUV created by Chevrolet for General Motors. First introduced in 2004, this GM Theta unibody platform crossover SUV came into production the following year...
by - September 30, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Vans, one of the world’s top van makers, has just launched adVANce, which is their strategic transport industry initiative for the future. With this, the division analytically considers its...
by - September 29, 2016
In 2007, when Nissan first introduced the R35 Nissan GT-R at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, the car carried with intense power and a price tag of $78,000. Up...
by - September 29, 2016
Bentley Motors has just released the specs of the new Bentayga Diesel. Obviously, we couldn’t wait to share it here since it’s the first ever diesel model to come out...
by - September 26, 2016
A big chunk of Volvo Cars’ legacy in developing the most durable and capable car is evident in its latest Cross Country collection. Suffice it to say, our planet has...
by - September 21, 2016