2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

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    2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower
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    February 13, 2012
    by Jason Siu


    The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf is destined to hit the marketplace later this year and it’s now believed that the new GTI model will make 260 horsepower.

    The German automaker is also claiming that the new GTI will deliver “more agile steering behavior” thanks to a new VAQ electronically-controlled front differential. Apparently a VAQ-equipped Golf has already done a lap at the famed Nürburgring eight seconds faster than prototypes with a standard differential.

    If the horsepower rating is correct, GTI enthusiasts and virgins alike will have quite a time racing around in the new model. The current 2012 model only makes 200 horsepower, meaning the refreshed version will have 30 percent more power than its predecessor.

    The GTI won’t be the only variant that the new Golf will come in, a plug-in hybrid with 246 horsepower capable of more than 50 mpg is also destined to hit the marketplace along with an electric model, and a natural gas model.

    Those looking at the standard Golf models will have plenty of engine choices including a 1.8L and 2.0L standard gasoline engine, a 2.0L diesel with 181-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, a twin-turbo GTD with 220-hp, and a 1.4L turbo gasoline engine with 138-hp.

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    Re: 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    That's a much needed bump for the GTI. The next generation (VII) is supposed to be larger in just about every dimension yet be a bit lighter. I wonder what kind of a bump the R is going to get because with the GTI at 260 VW will create the same problem they had the last time when the R had the VR6 and was marginally faster than the GTI, if at all.

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    Re: 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    They should dump the R and offer AWD versions of the GTI. They can call the AWD versions the GTI4. I mean that makes more sense then a hybrid GTI. People are just so bent on making hybrid versions on many performance cars. I'm still waiting for more word about the Lancer Evo becoming a hybrid.

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    Re: 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    And waits on the cost so I can call it a failure. Lol

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    Re: 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    I know I'm a little off subject, but it seems to me like the Golf goes for a refresh what seems like every 2 years, while the cousin car Audi A3 has been essentially the same vehicle since it's inception to the US in 2006. In fact, it still has the older Audi flat door handles.

    Overall nice upgrades, Like others noted this really doesn't leave room for the R series. They should of detuned it to around 230 IMO. More on par with other cars in lineup. I also question how much more all this technology will put a jump in price. The GTi already starts out near mid 20's. I understand they are going up against the Focus ST or now RS group but i thought that is what the R was designated for?

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    Re: 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    GTI= poser's R32
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    Re: 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Sport 260 Horsepower

    So is this a face-lift refresh or a new vehicle all together?
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