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Offline Naekyr

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VW Decides against Hybrid engines for the MK8 GTI/R
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:12:11 pm »
It has been widely reported that MK8 golfs would feature hybrid engines and yet very unexpected they have been postponed

The MK8 GTI/R will continue with the 2.0L Turbo EA888 engine

Some new info is also provided for the MK8

* MK8 GTI to come stock with 188kW engine and a new model, GTI-TCR with 213kW engine
* Torque is also boosted over current model, no figure mentioned. 0-100 in 5.x is promised
* MK8 GTI gets DCC (adaptive suspension as standard)
* Steering accuracy and driver feedback improvements
* More sporty look - no specifics, but VW promises the MK8 will be more aggressive looking
* Front of the car is where the biggest styling changes will be - including new large air intakes and wider wheel arches 
* Both Manual and 7 speed DSG versions to be available
* Upgraded dash is promised that is a full virtual cockpit

Likely to be unveiled in September at the Frankfurt motorshow

https://www.motoring.com.au/hybrid-ruled-out-for-2020-volkswagen-golf-gti-116795/
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 03:14:30 pm by Naekyr »

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Re: VW Decides against Hybrid engines for the MK8 GTI/R
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:28:04 pm »
Im hopefull that the Chinese market 2.5L VR6 turbo makes it in to the R
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Re: VW Decides against Hybrid engines for the MK8 GTI/R
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 11:57:19 am »
But you already have a vr6 turbo...?
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