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Volkswagen Golf R20: the super Golf '

The declinations of the Volkswagen Golf are usually numerous, and newcomer 6th generation is far from being an exception to this rule.

So after having unveiled the hatchback versions three and five doors, we saw powerful GTI to appear, followed by the 'Variant' versions (family). The models had engines 'BlueMotion' and Golf Plus were added to the family.

This means that there is still at least two variants to come fill the range of popular ultras Volkswagen Golf. The convertible, which could be unveiled in Geneva in March, following the output of the lightning version of R20.

The Golf R20

Before discussing the new Golf R20, it is worth mentioning that the Volkswagen models of the series 'R-Line', are intended to pendant models 'S-Line' Audi. They enjoy aesthetic additions to character and sportier, more powerful engines accompanied by a rethought geometry. Currently Volkswagen models claws 'R-Line' is the Passat, Tiguan and Touareg.

Available in versions hatchback three and five doors, the ultra-sporty declination is produced in relatively limited series, as charged at a price of around 36,000 euros ($ 54,000 CDN). Remember that this newcomer replaces the Golf R32 model.

A silhouette at once familiar and unique. Thus, we see the Golf R20 afford exterior colors that are unique to him and aesthetic trappings, such as: larger grille and bumpers, skirts, spoilers and wings swollen which give it a much more aggressive style. To this are added bi-xenon headlights have LED beams, sports alloy wheels 18 or 19 inches, as well as logos and decals 'R-Line'.

More powerful and more economical

The Golf R32 it replaces, had a VR6 3.2-liter engine which unearthed a 250 horsepower and especially torque 236 lb-ft, all associates has a manual gearbox has six speeds.

Today, the new Golf R20 V6 replaces a four-cylinder 2.0-liter vitamin, turbo and direct injection demonize the Golf with 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque between 2500 and held five 000 rev / min. This beautiful machine can be coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox has or has excellent DSG transmission has seven gears.

Amazing performance

Rating performance, this car AWD (4Motion), it is evident that we are in presence of a p'tite bomb. According to the data of the manufacturer, the Golf R20 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.7 seconds with the manual gearbox, or only take 5.5 seconds with the DSG transmission. The average fuel consumption is being passed to 8.5 liters per 100 km, an improvement of 21% compared to the data of the Golf R32. It goes without saying that to enjoy such a fuel economy, you will deprive a large part of its very high performance.

This beautiful horse is accompanied by a consistent geometry. Thus, his case has been lowered by 25 mm, suspensions and amortization were Reinforced body, not to mention the contribution of more powerful brakes.

A cabin which is reserve

Finishing and interieures presentation of this new frame is that of a sports car that prides itself on offering performance very sharp. The sports steering wheel right and dressed leather multifunction type is identified by the logo 'R-Line'. The sports seats are highly supportive and include the headrest, which obviously PART OF the same code. The pedals are made of stainless steel inside and found many places in the famous emblems 'R-Line'.

His arrival in America

Marketing in America of the Volkswagen Golf R32 had taken some time after its unveiling in 2004. Yet, according to information received so far, it appears that leaders are currently Volkswagen reflection concerning the coming of the latter in North American soil.

Personally, I think they will decide by the end of the year, except at the very beginning of 2010, the Golf R20 is coming to America, a print limit and possibly a date of next summer.

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