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Old 08-07-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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The recently unveiled VW Golf / Rabbit MkVI will form the basis for the next GTI as well, but we already knew that. What is news is that the GTI car will get a version of the revised 2.0-liter TFSI engine, good for 211 horsepower andd 258lb-ft of torque, which represents improvements of 11hp and 51lb-ft. The latest iteration of the evergreen hot hatch is likely to arrive in European showrooms by the spring of next year, with a U.S. release expected near that time as well.


A concept version of the car could make a car show debut by October, however, says Autocar. To complement the added power offered up by the new engine, VW will improve the car’s steering feel and accuracy and handling performance.

On the outside, the car will get Audi-like LED daytime running lights, and new front and rear fascias along with unique head and taillights to differentiate it from lesser Golfs / Rabbits. The wheels will also grow an inch in diameter, with the base GTI rolling on 18-inchers and 19s offered as options.

Under the hood, the new global EA888 engine will sport changes that will make servicing faster and therefore less expensive for owners, thanks to easier access to the turbo and oil cooler. The power boost is largely owed to a variable valve lift system developed by Audi.

The all-wheel drive R32 model will be discontinued, and replaced by an AWD GTI-R with the same turbo motor from the Audi TT-S, making 265 horsepower.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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The all-wheel drive R32 model will be discontinued, and replaced by an AWD GTI-R with the same turbo motor from the Audi TT-S, making 265 horsepower.
yummy .... I really liked the first round usdm R32, the second ...not so much

hope they get it right with the R
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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Nooooooo!!! That VR-6 motor was possibly one of the best sounding stock motor / exhaust combinations I have ever heard!!! And now they are dropping it?!?!?

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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Nooooooo!!! That VR-6 motor was possibly one of the best sounding stock motor / exhaust combinations I have ever heard!!! And now they are dropping it?!?!?

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agreed. a 265hp 3.2 vr6 would have been easy. oh wells. buy a corrado.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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agreed. a 265hp 3.2 vr6 would have been easy. oh wells. buy a corrado.
Wait, are they making a new Corrado??

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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I can't believe they're still not giving the R32/GTI-R whatever a power boost. Unless they figure out how to disappear several hundred pounds off of it compared to the previous gen, color me thoroughly unimpressed. With those beefed up torque numbers on the regular GTI, the R may not be much faster at all.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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Sounds cool, but the horrible VW reliability keeps me away...I even like the current GTI a lot and honestly found it just as fun if not more fun to drive than my WRX, but they just have too many problems all the darn time...heck the passenger seat in one I test drove was already broken, and the car was brand new...
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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So the GTI-R will have a lighter motor that will be much less expensive to add hp to than the R32 since it will already be turbocharged. I think that is good news for VW.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:51 AM   #9
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I owned a 2002 jetta gli and will never own another vw (unless its an older diesel). It was fun at first but began to get slower and slower and the plastic in the interior started to break off so I sold it for a terrible resale value to get my sti and will never look back.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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I owned a 2002 jetta gli and will never own another vw (unless its an older diesel). It was fun at first but began to get slower and slower and the plastic in the interior started to break off so I sold it for a terrible resale value to get my sti and will never look back.
Hey, you've got an RS... Want to get rid of it?

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:35 PM   #11
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Sounds cool, but the horrible VW reliability keeps me away
I have owned 8 VW/Audi's ranging from 1983 Rabbit GTI to 2006 GTI 2.0T. I have yet to have any reliablity issues with any of them.

The VW/Audi's that are the main issues for reliablity are the ones built in Brazil, and a large percentage of the MKIV chassis. The Beetle

I miss my 06 GTI a lot, I wish I never got rid of it.

I have known of the awd 2.0t for over a year now and I have been considering that car since I knew about it. As long as they can keep the price of the car lower than the sti and evo I would pick one up.

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:40 PM   #12
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I have owned 8 VW/Audi's ranging from 1983 Rabbit GTI to 2006 GTI 2.0T. I have yet to have any reliablity issues with any of them.
Thanks - if I ever decide I absolutely need a new veedub, I'm flying to Ann Arbor to pick it up.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:48 PM   #13
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Thanks - if I ever decide I absolutely need a new veedub, I'm flying to Ann Arbor to pick it up.
lol.

the one thing that sucks about vw in my experience are the dealers. Service and sales are horrible.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:20 PM   #14
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*interested*
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:42 PM   #15
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Hmm, the new GTI gets the same motor as the new 2009 Audi A4. This should be a sweet little ride.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:43 PM   #16
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I would be interested in the GTI-R. Especially in 4 door hatch form.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:16 PM   #17
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So a GTI-R sounds similar to an Audi TT-S and Audi S3 (which we don't get). My guess is they'll only offer it with DSG which means I won't be interested. Hope they prove me wrong.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:56 PM   #18
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Make me an offer Chris.

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Old 08-07-2008, 05:00 PM   #19
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So a GTI-R sounds similar to an Audi TT-S and Audi S3 (which we don't get). My guess is they'll only offer it with DSG which means I won't be interested. Hope they prove me wrong.
if they want to steal customers from potentially buying an evo or sti then they almost need to offer both DSG and 6speed.

That was the biggest hit to the US R32 was that they only offered it in a DSG. Tons of people would prefer the 6speed.
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if they want to steal customers from potentially buying an evo or sti then they almost need to offer both DSG and 6speed.

That was the biggest hit to the US R32 was that they only offered it in a DSG. Tons of people would prefer the 6speed.
It's a shame they do that. VW/Audi finally give us an A3 2.0T Quattro, but you can only get it with S-Tronic (DSG). I'd be sold on it if they'd offer the 6 speed.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:36 PM   #21
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Hmmm, this sounds interesting. I might be willing to give VAG a shot if this car is legit.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:07 PM   #22
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Sons of bitches. I really do think the new GTI will be cool looking. I hope it doesn't make my car look as old as the MKV made the MKIV look.

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Old 08-07-2008, 06:32 PM   #23
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I hope not you only had each one for 3 years.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #24
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New TT-S motor = sweet. I'd rather that than the VR-6 to be honest.

But... let's just hope it not as overpriced as the TT-S. They can GTFO if it's anything like that.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:56 PM   #25
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wow it all started out with the ralliart coming out. Then subie attacked with the 09. Then VW with the GTI-R. I may be very interested.. but so far im not feeling the Mk6 design. But TT-S engine + AWD sounds really good. I bet all the vw people on the vw forums are happy.
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