2014 Vw Golf 7 (VII) R: first photos and specs released ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 20, 2013

As we told you in this article, the new Golf 7 R will be officially unveiled in September, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Still, Volkswagen released the first images with the brand new car and the result is remarkable. Don’t expect a radical design because you are not going to see that, but you will get the well-known five-spoke 18-inch wheels seen on previous R models, R-specific bumpers, a new front bumper with larger air intakes and a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and four tailpipes.

Moreover, we find dark LED tail lights and bi-xenon headlamps featuring the U-shaped LEDs. The new Golf VII R is also 20 mm closer to the asphalt comparing it with the standard model or with 5 mm lower than the GTI. Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter petrol engine developing 300 hp (221 kW) and 380 Nm of torque.

This means that the Golf 7 R delivers more power than the Audi S3 (280 hp), but you already know that because we told you. Thanks to the all-wheel drive system, the 2014 Golf VII R is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds when using a manual transmission and in just 4.9 seconds when using the DSG automatic transmission.

Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph. Fuel consumption is 7.1 liters per 100 km when using the manual transmission and 6.9 liters with the DSG.

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