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MTM upgrades the 2014 VW Golf 7 R 4Motion

If you are not satisfied by the performances of the 300 hp VW Golf R 4Motion, MTM has just unveiled the solution for you. Just like on the other cars from the German carmaker, MTM worked its magic and thanks to an M-Cantronic module installed in 90 minutes, the power of the 2.0-liter TFSI engine was boosted to 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

The price of the MTM M-Cantronic module is around 2,055 euros. Due to the power increase, MTM also installed 380x34 mm eight-piston brakes on the front, which are priced at 5,115 euros, with fitting costing another 367 euros. In addition, 19-inch MTM Nardo wheel wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (235/35 ZR 19) tyres were also fitted to the Golf R.

Thanks to the upgrades, the MTM Golf 7 R zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. The vehicle uses the standard seven-speed DSG gearbox.

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2015 VW Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept debuts prior to 2014 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen of America will unveil a concept version of the latest SportWagen at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The concept -- featuring a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and is powered by new EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine – provides a glimpse of the all-new Golf SportWagen that will arrive early 2015.

The Golf SportWagen is underpinned by the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) architecture and is more spacious and more fuel efficient as well as more powerful than the current model. It is lighter than SportWagen bodyshell is lighter than the current Jetta SportWagen thanks to the extensive use of high and ultra-high strength steels.

VW paid extra attention to detail to optimize components like seats, air conditioning unit, and electrical architecture to make the vehicle even lighter. Despite weighing less, the new Golf SportWagen is 1.1 inches longer and 0.7 inches wider than the current model. It is also 0.9 inches lower, improving aerodynamic performance while enhancing its proportions.

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Volkswagen reveals the Golf 7 4MOTION

Volkswagen’s new Golf range is being expanded. The versions with 4MOTION all-wheel will follow after the 2012 launch of the front-wheel drive models. This means that the automaker is carrying on with the tradition of four-wheel drive Golf models. It was in 1986 that the first Golf with four driven wheels had its debut.

The permanent four-wheel drive system of the new Golf is one of the most advanced and efficient of its type in the world. The latest version of the Golf 4MOTION Volkswagen uses a four-wheel drive system with an improved, fifth-generation Haldex coupling.

The intelligently controlled 4MOTION drive is lighter than the previous system by 1.4 kilograms. It doesn’t need a pressure accumulator and it responds very quickly to every any influence on it. As a result, it offers greater active safety and better handling.

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2011 VW Caddy and Caddy Maxi now available with 4MOTION and DSG dual clutch gearbox

For better traction and improved comfort due to easier shifting, the Caddy and Caddy Maxi now come with 4MOTION and DSG dual clutch gearbox. The package is available right away.

Volkswagen is relying on the new platform to position its vehicle at the top of the compact and urban delivery van segment. It features an ATD diesel engine that guarantees a decent level of torque.

About 140 hp (103 kW) is generated by the 2.0-liter, four valve per cylinder turbo diesel engine. It is capable of developing its maximum torque of 320 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.

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