VW Scirocco R is a Golf R preview?!
The Volkswagen Scirocco R was unveiled in Europe recently and is set to hit the showrooms when it goes on sale this summer. Although the potent performance car from VW will not hit the US market, the new generation of VW Golf will be getting the powertrain of the Scirocco R.
The downsizing of engine is all over the auto industry giving cars like the Scirocco R more power without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The lighter engine that also has lower carbon emission provides a better driving experience for car owners.
The next VW Golf following the R32 due for release in the United States early 2010 will be sporting a turbocharged 265 hp 2.0L engine. The four cylinder powerplant is also the heart of the Scirocco R. The previous generation of the R32 runs on a 250 horsepower naturally aspirated powerplant.
The engine of the new gen of Golf R32 is part of the EA113 Volkswagen engine lineup. The Golf GTi, on the other hand, uses the 2.0L engine similar to the basic Scirocco release which uses an engine from the EA888 line.
Aside from the additional kick on the road the new engine also brings in additional 22 lb-ft of torque. The maximum torque for the new Golf R32 will be at 258 lb-ft. The top of the line R20 of the Scirocco range registers a top speed of 155 mph with a fuel mileage of 28.6 mpg. It screeches from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds.
The new Golf R will also come in either six speed manual configuration or on an option of gearbox with dual-clutch.