The outputs of the performance versions of the Volkswagen Golf 8 have been leaked. 245 kW Golf R? Yes please!
The leaks just keep on coming. We've just seen a leaked shot of the new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI thanks to Instagram user Wilcoblock, now it appears that a screenshot of a product strategy document has been posted by Cochespias.
As for the outputs, the document below shows that there'll be substantial power upgrades across the board. The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI will boast 180 kW from a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor. Power goes to the front wheels via either the acclaimed DSG or a manual gearbox. Our love for the fast-shifting dual-clutch transmission means, it's highly unlikely we'll get the manual 'box.
Now here's where things get exciting. The document gave us the outputs of the Volkswagen Golf 8 TCR, which will come to market with 221 kW from a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Finally, the mighty Volkswagen Golf 8 R will feature 245 kW from a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder. Power will be sent to all 4 wheels and given this much power, it would not surprise us to see it hurtle to 100 kph in under 4.5 seconds.
These outputs bring the new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI and R closer its rivals like the soon-to-be-launched Hyundai i30 N (202 kW) and venerable Renault Megane RS280 (205 kW), while the Golf R will be more than a match for the fresh duo of the Mercedes-AMG A35 and BMW M135i xDrive. Let the battle commence!