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#1 +zhiVago

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:09

2014 Volkswagen Golf R
 
 
Goes on sale later this year
 
Volkswagen has released new pictures and a promotional video of the 2014 Golf R.
 
Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the hot hatch features an aggressive body kit with modified bumpers, revised side skirts and a rear diffuser. The model has also been equipped with bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.
 
Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 300 HP (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 30 HP (22 kW) and 30 Nm (22 lb-ft). It sends power to the ground via a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling that "eliminates nearly all traction losses." This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds with a six-speed manual and 4.9 seconds with the optional six-speed DSG.
 
The Volkswagen Golf R will go on sale later this year and German pricing starts at €38,325.
 
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#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:14

If it's anything like my old golf, I'll pass, was an understeering nightmare

the clio cup ran rings around it :(



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:06

Well...

 

I currently have a '10 GTI, would trade it in a heartbeat for the Golf R.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:17

That is crazy expensive for a sub-par brand like VW. You could buy a true luxury car with a V6 for that price.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:26

Let's see how many of these features reach the U.S. once it finally launches here.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:28

That is crazy expensive for a sub-par brand like VW. You could buy a true luxury car with a V6 for that price.

 

European pricing =! U.S. pricing

 

The previous gen Golf R starts at $34k USD (~EUR26k) in the U.S.

 

If you could provide examples of more affordable alternative models with a 5.0-5.5 sec acceleration and the all-wheel drive, that would be great too.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:35

European pricing =! U.S. pricing

 

The previous gen Golf R starts at $34k USD (~EUR26k) in the U.S.

 

If you could provide examples of more affordable alternative models with a 5.0-5.5 sec acceleration and the all-wheel drive, that would be great too.

I do know what the euro symbol is...

 

Previous gen doesn't mean anything since that's not what we're talking about...

 

This car is listed at €38,325 ($50,577 USD).

For basically that price you can get an Infiniti G37, which is just as fast, has an AWD option, and is much much nicer and reliable.  And yes, I compared it with German pricing.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:38

I do know what the euro symbol is...

 

Previous gen doesn't mean anything since that's not what we're talking about...

 

This car is listed at €38,325 ($50,577 USD).

For basically that price you can get an Infiniti G37, which is just as fast, has an AWD option, and is much much nicer and reliable.

 

It won't cost 50K in the U.S.

 

The U.S. auto market is the most affordable one on the planet. You get a massive discount there. Just compare any other current model (American vs European prices).



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:38

It won't cost 50K in the U.S.

It probably won't have the same performance either.

A WRX STi is even a better option.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:45

The U.S. auto market is the most affordable one on the planet. You get a massive discount there. Just compare any other current model (American vs European prices).

On the planet?  Doubt it.  Compared to some of Europe, maybe, but there is a vast difference in economies and wages, plus there are huge taxes applied to vehicles in Europe.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:52

On the planet?  Doubt it.  Compared to some of Europe, maybe, but there is a vast difference in economies and wages, plus there are huge taxes applied to vehicles in Europe.

 

As the largest consumer market on the planet, everything costs less in the U.S. Enjoy it!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 18:00

As the largest consumer market on the planet, everything costs less in the U.S. Enjoy it!

Bigger than China?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 18:02

Bigger than China?

 

Yes.

 

p.s. I actually brought my current Audi A4 from the U.S. last year :)



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 18:08

Yes.

 

p.s. I actually brought my current Audi A4 from the U.S. last year :)

Ah ok, you meant by dollar value.  I'd believe that.

 

That's awesome that you bought your A4 here. (Y)   I'm assuming you had it shipped over via boat?  Also, where there some sort of importing hurdles that they made you jump through?  I've always wondered how that process goes.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 18:14

Ah ok, you meant by dollar value.  I'd believe that.

 

That's awesome that you bought your A4 here. (Y)   I'm assuming you had it shipped over via boat?  Also, where there some sort of importing hurdles that they made you jump through?  I've always wondered how that process goes.

 

Yes, it takes about 30-45 days to reach any major European sea port.

 

And the process is very easy as long as you are a legit owner and there's no debt collateral (auto loan) on the vehicle. The shipping broker/company takes care of all the paperwork.

 

When I used to live in Canada, I bought a 2006 Audi A4 in the U.S. too :) You guys are really lucky :) And the price difference is ridiculous. For example, a Honda made in Canada can cost more in Canada than it does in the U.S.!