Thread: 370 horsepower 2.0 liter EA888 powered lightweight MKVII Golf R Evo to debut in April at Beijing
01-28-2014, 07:43 AM #1
370 horsepower 2.0 liter EA888 powered lightweight MKVII Golf R Evo to debut in April at Beijing
The Beijing auto show is coming up in April and Volkswagen is looking to get some time in the spotlight with a 370 horsepower Golf R Evo model. This car would slot above the Golf R which sports 296 horsepower from its 2.0 liter EA888 motor. Volkswagen is apparently trying to get their hands on the higher powered EA888 Audi is developing for the S3 Plus. This has created an internal power struggle of sorts at VW with Audi and Volkswagen both stating the motor should be in their cars.
The motor apparently already surpassed the Mercedes AMG M133 2.0 liter four cylinder which at 355 horsepower holds the title for world's most powerful production four cylinder engine. Torque on the beefed up VW 2.0 liter would go up to the 332 pound-feet which would match the AMG engine.
Apparently if VW is pushed they could up output to 400 horsepower and 369 pound-feet which head of engine development Friedrich Eichler says is within reason. Take that amount of horsepower and torque combined with a DSG transmission, all wheel drive, and a 3086 pound curb weight and you have the most badass Golf ever made.
400 horsepower from a production 2.0 liter four-cylinder is astounding. Anything approaching 400 from a 2.0 liter motor with a factory warranty shows just how efficient engines are getting.
So more power, less weight, a dual clutch trans, and all wheel drive with a concept debut set for April. What's not to like? The possibility Volkswagen puts the car in limited production and skips over the USA. That would be so cruel it borders on criminal. It also would mean VW more than deserves to continue to take losses in the US market indefinitely.
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