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Oettinger VW Golf 400R police car concept is presented under Germany safety campaign

Aren’t aftermarket tuners just the coolest guys? Not just because they can modify your car, but because they can make your already nice car, way cooler and personalised to your style. This time, we are referring to Oettinger, but before we move on to that, let us first discuss why this particular car has been introduced in Germany.

Police enforcers need to be fast enough to be able to chase down fast vehicles along various stretches. However, police officers cannot be provided with their own Porsche 911s or Mercedes AMG GTs, because that will cost too much.

This is where Oettinger enters the picture. During the Essen Motor Show a couple of weeks ago, the aftermarket tuner revealed a unique Volkswagen Golf R dressed in police livery with special equipment. And when we say special equipment, we mean flashing lights attached on the roof as well as in the air dam. The police kit is completed with a foil wrap in blue, white and neon yellow, and a huge word that spells “Polizei.”

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ABT Sportline gives the 2017 VW Golf R 400 horsepower

Can you imagine a car as small as Volkswagen Golf carry out as much as 400 horsepower? Well, you don’t have to imagine that anymore. Thanks to ABT Sportline, this was made possible in the Golf R. The best part about it is that it is road legal. Also, that is not all there is to the hot hatchback, as it had also been given some styling upgrades.

Most of the increase in the engine power comes from the engine tuning that ABT Sportline did. The tuner equipped the Golf R with a unique ABT Engine Control unit that maximizes the Golf’s turbocharged four cylinder that produces 310 horsepower up to a full 400 ponies. But it is not just the horsepower that benefits from this, because the torque also goes up to 368 pound-feet, and it is spread out to the all-wheel drive system.

The Golf R can be driven with only the power boost, but you can also get a suspension upgrade with new anti-roll bars and springs that ABT Sportline offers as an option. This lowers the hatchback by 20mm in front and 25mm in the rear. But there is also an option where the suspension’s height can be adjusted, dropping it as low as 45mm, making it look sweeter while being more handy when it comes to the handling department. This is paired with a six-piston brake upgrade that is capable of stopping a car with 400 horses.

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VW offers performance upgrades for 2017 Golf R hot hatch

When Volkswagen released the 2017 VW Golf R, quite a number of people got excited about its increased power and more aggressive looks. However, some people weren’t that impressed about the Golf R. It seems VW has heard these qualms and is now moving to make the Golf R more impressive than before.

To make the Golf R hotter than before, the German carmaker has decided to offer a number of performance upgrades. Installing these upgrades would allow the Golf R to become an essentially better performer. These include the installation of a new exhaust and new brakes as well as semi-slick tires for track use.

In the case of the new exhaust, VW chose to tap Akrapovic, a Slovenian maker of premium exhaust systems for high performance cars and bikes. Since the performance exhaust system for the VW Golf R is made from titanium, it is lighter than the standard tailpipes. When installed, these tailpipes from Akrapovic help give the VW Golf R a set of “completely new acoustics.”

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Here are the VW Golf GTI and Golf R, as tuned by Oettinger, presented at Worthersee

At this year’s Worthersee gathering, Volkswagen will be revealing a total of four vehicles: two of which are apprentice-designed GTI and GTE concepts, while the other two are unique VW cars of the company itself. These are the sweet Golf GTI and the hot Golf R.

Oettinger, a German based tuning company,sharpens the Golf MKVII GTI’s current look with a unique aerodynamic body kit. The kit comes with a new front spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, a quad tailpipe just by the diffuser, and a roof-mounted spoiler with open racing flaps.

Under the hood is a standard 2.0 liter engine, or the 2.0 liter diesel engine for the GTD, that works with the added quad exhaust system. For an engine upgrade, Oettinger can do the work for you and maximize the engine power to 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) for an extra cost. This is a huge jump from the standard which only produces 210 horsepower (156 kilowatts).

Read the entire article Here are the VW Golf GTI and Golf R, as tuned by Oettinger, presented at Worthersee

Volkswagen continues to provide more details and images of its much-awaited Volkswagen Golf R all-wheel drive flagship. Overall, the 2017 VW Golf R Facelift looks more handsome and more aggressive than its predecessors with power that is a bit higher.

Judging from the looks of the new VW Golf R, the flagship sports the same exterior update – like its revised radiator grille, redesigned bumper with larger openings as well as new LED headlamps. On the sides, the latest Golf R features new, double-five-spoke wheels. On the rear, the new 2017 VW Golf R features new taillights with a new LED pattern as well as larger lamps on its rear bumper.

Inside, there are no noticeable revisions on the cabin of the new 2017 VW Golf R – the interior remains almost the same visually as the 2016 model. However, the update comes in the form of technologies. For instance, the interior of the new 2017 VW Golf R comes with a 12.3-inch new fully digital instrument cluster that offers up to five different information profiles. It also features a new touchscreen that is fitted with gesture control technology.

Read the entire article 2017 VW Golf R Facelift offers more power, updated design

Volkswagen introduced at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the Golf R Touch, a concept vehicle that features an infotainment system which incorporates gesture control. According to the German manufacturer the gesture control is the next step in the area of intuitive control and all you need is a hand movement in the space in front of the infotainment system in order to make human and machine interact as one.

What’s more interesting is that almost all the controls were implemented via touchscreens and sensor switches.

Moreover, the Golf R Touch Concept was equipped with three displays: a 12.8-inch high-resolution infotainment system touchscreen, a Control Center consisting of an 8.0-inch display with touch feedback arranged beneath it to control vehicle, climate control and media functions, as well as an Active Information Display (digitalized instruments, 12.3-inch).

Read the entire article VW Golf R Touch Concept arrives at 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Volkswagen decided to mark the introduction of its 2015 Golf R model in the United States with a special launch edition. Limited to just 500 units, this launch edition can be pre-ordered starting January 8th and customers can secure their place in line by paying a $500 reservation fee. According to Volkswagen, the first 500 Golf R models will be identical and based on the topline Golf R with DCC & Nav as well as the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Moreover, all the models will be painted in Lapiz Blue Metallic, will feature 19-inch Cadiz aluminum-alloy wheels wrapped in summer performance tires, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, the DCC adaptive damping system, Park Distance Control, a navigation system and the Fender Premium Audio System.

Each unit will start at $39,090 plus $820 destination and delivery charge. In addition, the first 500 owners will receive an exclusive, numbered Volkswagen Driver Gear R accessory kit, which includes a serialized VW R watch, a serialized carbon fiber and stainless steel keychain as well as a serialized and VIN-specific certificate.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Golf R Launch Edition will start at $39,090 in the United States

VW announced that the 2015 Golf R will start at $36,696 (plus $820 destination charge) in the united States. Each vehicle will come as standard with a 2.0-liter direct-injection EA888 TSI engine that produces 292 hp and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. Bolted to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission that offers launch control feature, the Golf R is able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is 155 mph or 250 km/h.

For those who don’t know, the Golf R features the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling. When it comes to design, the Golf R is fitted with specially designed bumpers, side skirts and 18- or 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Other features include Bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, as well as two-branch exhaust system with four chrome tips. Inside, the Golf R gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather, R-specific instrumentation and sport seats.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Golf R priced $36,696 in the United States

Just in time for the 2014 LA Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the Golf R Variant, the most powerful version of its well-known Golf Variant. As expected, the 2015 Golf R Variant is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder EA888 engine that produces 296 hp (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm.

Power is delivered to the road via the permanent 4Motion all-wheel-drive system and through the standard 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. As a result, the Golf R Variant zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Despite the impressive performances, fuel consumption is jut 7 l/100 km (34 mpg), while CO2 emissions are 163 g/km. When it comes to design, the vehicle gets an R-specific bumper with larger air intakes, the distinctive radiator grille featuring the “R” logo and Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated daytime running lights.

Read the entire article 2014 LA Auto Show Preview: VW shows the Golf R Variant

VW’s Golf R 400 Concept was unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Auto China and since then the vehicle was rumored to be approved for production, while other sources said that it will not make it. Now, Car Magazine says that the vehicle will finally see a production version, citing company insiders. Moreover, we will see the new vehicle next September, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

What’s more interesting is that the vehicle will actually be more powerful than the concept version, which carried a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing 400 hp and 450 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 6,000 rpm.

According to Car Magazine, the new Golf R 420 will actually get the same engine found on the TT Quattro Sport Concept unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine found on the concept developed 420 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

Read the entire article Report: VW Golf R 420 approved for production, will debut at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

After unveiling the Golf R 400 Concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen made quite a buzz in the tuning world as its concept car used the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (Type WA888) boosted to 400 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

For those who don’t know, the engine is the same used by the VW Golf R and that’s why tuning companies hurried up to boost the engine in order to deliver the same power as the concept car presented at Auto China 2014.

The first tuning company to unveil a 400 hp Golf R was Oettinger, but today we have another Golf R that delivers the same power, this time from ABT Sportsline. The standard Golf R uses a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that generates 300 hp and 380 Nm of torque.

Read the entire article VW Golf VII (7) R gets 400 hp from ABT Sportsline

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).

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

Back in April, at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the Golf R 400 Concept a.k.a. the most powerful Golf R ever created by the German company. Due to the positive feedback that the concept had at the Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen is seriously considering a production version of this concept car but there is a catch!

According to Autocar, the German carmaker will only build the Golf R 400 Concept only if cost implications to the engineering changes can be overcome. The VW Golf R 400 Concept uses the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (Type EA888) found on the standard Golf R, but boosted from 300 to 400 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque available from 2,400 to 6,000 rpm.

Apparently, the main problem that Volkswagen has is that it needs to find a gearbox that handles the high torque delivered by the engine. Volkswagen wants to use an automatic transmission but the current six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox can handle torque loads of up to 380 Nm (280 lb-ft).

Read the entire article VW will build the Golf R 400 Concept only if it finds a proper gearbox to handle torque loads

Back in April at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen introduced the Golf R 400 Concept a.k.a. the most powerful version of the Golf and now everyone is waiting for the production version. Still, if you don’t want to wait until the hot hatch arrives, Oettinger offers you’re a 400 hp version of the current Golf VII R.

Set to make its official debut at the 2014 Worthersee GTI meeting, the Oettinger Golf R comes with a larger turbocharger, a completely new exhaust system and some modifications brought to the engine management.

As a result, the 2.0-liter engine delivers 400 hp and 500 Nm of torque (369 lb-ft). For those who don’t know, the standard engine of the Golf R generates 296 hp and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, when using the dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and has a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Read the entire article Oettinger unveils a 400 hp Volkswagen Golf VII R [w/video]

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.

Read the entire article MTM upgrades the 2014 VW Golf 7 R 4Motion

Earlier this week we revealed you the first sketches, but today the all-new VW Golf R 400 Concept made its official debut at the Auto China show in Beijing. The new concept car is based on the flagship Golf R hatchback and was developed by the Volkswagen R GmbH. Just like the Golf R, it is powered by the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine (Type EA888), boosted from 300 to 400 hp and an impressive 450 Nm of torque available from 2,400 to 6,000 rpm.

Bolted to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, the engine delivers the power to the four-wheel drive system and can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds while the top speed is 174 mph or 280 km/h.

In order to achieve that power increase, Volkswagen added a new turbocharger with a higher maximum charge pressure and reinforced crankcase and a water-cooled exhaust gas feed to the turbocharger that reduces full-load fuel consumption.

Read the entire article VW Golf R 400 Concept gets official at the Auto China 2014

Back in January, we announced you that Volkswagen was preparing a Golf R Evo for the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, a hardcore version of its popular hatchback that will have around 400 hp. Today, the new vehicle was officially announced as the VW Golf R 400 Concept. Set to make its official debut on 19 April, at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show a.k.a. Auto China 2014, the new vehicle is actually a more extreme concept version of the Golf R hatchback.

As a result, the Golf R 400 comes with a new bodykit consisting of new front and rear bumpers, enlarged wheelarches and uprated wheels. Inside, the concept car will feature new sport bucket seats with integrated head restrains and belt openings.

According to the official press release, the flared wheelarches are reminiscent of those on the 1988 Rallye Golf G60, while the body is painted in ‘Silver Flake’ metallic, in contrast with the gloss black roof and carbon fiber mirror caps. The exterior design is highlighted by the ‘Lemon Yellow’ colour found on the horizontal stripes across the front grille, while the interior stitching is also ‘Lemon Yellow’.

Read the entire article VW Golf R 400 Concept officially announced for 2014 Beijing Motor Show

If you are not satisfied by Volkswagen’s Golf 7 (VII) R and its 296 hp (221 kW) engine we have great news from you as ABT Sportsline has a solution to boost the power of its hot hatch. Thanks to the ABT Engine Control unit especially developed, the 2.0-liter TSI engine found on the Golf R was boosted to no less than 370 hp (272 kW) and 460 Nm of torque (standard model delivers 380 Nm).

As a result, the Golf R by ABT Sportsline hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited at 265 km/h or 164 mph.

The standard Golf 7 R sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds when using the six-speed manual transmission and in 4.9 seconds when using the DSG dual-clutch gearbox, while the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Read the entire article ABT Sportsline gives 370 hp to the 2014 VW Golf 7 (VII) R

If the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is not powerful enough for you, just wait until April in order to see an extreme version of this vehicle that will be unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Autocar says that the German manufacturer is going to unveil the new vehicle dubbed Golf R Evo, powered by a tuned version of the EA888 2.0-liter engine featuring a new cylinder head and induction system.

The engineering of the new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit was overseen by Volkswagen’s head of engine development a.k.a. Fritz Eichler, same man responsible for the development of Mercedes-Benz AMG division’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine used in the A45 AMG that generates 360 hp.

The engine found on the Golf R Evo is expected to deliver around 370 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The current Golf R is rated at 296 hp and 380 Nm of torque and is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds while top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Read the entire article Vw to unveil the Golf R Evo Concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Volkswagen officially announced today that the 2015 Golf R will make its North American debut next week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The car already made its European debut in September, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and as expected, it will make its debut a little bit later in the United States, more exactly in the first quarter of 2015.

Powered by a 2.0-liter EA888 TSI engine, the 2015 Golf R delivers 290 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque, with 34 hp more than the previous version but with 6 hp less than the European version. Still, using the DSG dual clutch automatic transmission, the 2015 Vw Golf R sprints from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and in 5.3 seconds when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.

In terms of design, we find the specially designed bumpers, side skirts, Bi-Xenon headlights with newly designed LED daytime running lights, a two-branch exhaust system with four chrome tips and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, we find the leather-wrapped three-spoke sport steering wheel, ambient lightning and R-Specific instrumentation.

Read the entire article 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Vw unveils the US-spec 2015 Golf R
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