It’s official that a Volkswagen Golf with over 400 horses force bequeath the market next year and pose as a serious competitor against BMW M2 and Mercedes A45 AMG . You could use the same engine and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder prototype R400 .
A Late last year, the possibility that the prototype of the Golf R400 production reached already unofficially slid through a aide to the project.
But now this Heinz-Jakob Neusser department head engines of VAG group company spokesman, who confirmed that the most extreme of Golf to date it lelgará to dealers of the brand’s next year .
This is a Volkswagen Golf R will be able to develop a power above 400 horsepower and will be responsible for dealing with BMW M2, Audi RS3 and Mercedes A45 AMG.
Volkswagen is not far behind. Have a Golf with over 400 hp to compete against AMG and BMW M.
This product uses the most powerful engine in the history of the model. Under the hood, at least in the prototype, a propeller with block 2.0 liter 4 cylinder , with a capacity of up 420 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque is located, that are sent to all four wheels through their system AWD and a DSG dual clutch transmission.
With the mechanical configuration of the prototype accelerates 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and reaches a top speed was electronically limited to 280 km / h .
However Neusser not indicate whether you will keep the same mechanics or if instead will opt for one of the larger engines used in other models of the group.
The tracks on their possible appearance lie in the R400 prototype introduced last year, but we may see a new nearest prototype to production model in any of the shows to come, both in the festival Worthersee or within the next Frankfurt Motor Show .
This new variant of the Golf will arise as a real alternative to Class A45 AMG , which currently produces 360 horsepower, but the brand is already confirmed developing an even more powerful variant.