• DSG dual clutch transmission confirmed for USA spec 2015 MKVII Golf R - Four door only

    The MKVI Golf R is a great enthusiast version of the Golf that comes equipped with more power and all wheel drive. The only problem with the US version of the MKVI Golf R is that unlike the rest of the world we do not get a DSG dual clutch transmission option. Fortunately with the new 2014 MKVII Golf R both a manual and a DSG transmission will be offered as options. That is a good thing but unfortunately the car will also be available only as a four door.

    The Gold R arguably looks best as a two-door hatchback but Volkswagen continues to think that the US market just does not like hatchbacks so they want to play it safe with the four-door. At least we can all take solace in the DSG being available as an option.

    Expect 290 horsepower from the EA888 TSI turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder and an official reveal in Detroit next week. Additionally, expect the car to go on sale in early 2015 despite being available as a 2014 in other parts of the world.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: DSG dual clutch transmission confirmed for USA spec 2015 MKVII Golf R - Four door only started by Sticky View original post
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    1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
      chrisisnapping -
      Well, I was debating about selling my GTI and moving onto possibly an X1 quarter 2 this year.

      But it now looks like ill just hold onto the GTI, maybe toss a larger turbo on and wait it out for this to come to the US. I have a 4 door now anyways, so this works for me.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      I don't get why they won't give us the two door.
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      chrisisnapping -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      I don't get why they won't give us the two door.
      VW just loves to $#@! with NA, no other reason. I mean at least allow it for custom order or something.

      Either way, This car is going to FLY off the lots, expect it to be in the 10s within 6mos-1 year of it landing on US lots....unless they made the rods and block out of copper and are going to give is a ridiculous fuel pump situation again.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      I think 10's that fast is asking a lot.

      Either way at least we get the DSG so I'm happy about that.
    1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
      chrisisnapping -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      I think 10's that fast is asking a lot.

      Either way at least we get the DSG so I'm happy about that.

      Maybe 6 months is a little too optimistic. But given the fact that we have APR in our corner and their facilities in other countries like Australia will allow them to start tuning and hopefully mocking up turbos before hand.

      Provided that the fuel system isn't $#@!ed liked the current NA TSI (which already runs 10s in a FWD car) and the block is decently strong, I think we could see these running in the 10s (albeit like 10.9x) by Spring 2016.


      Who knows maybe VW is taking a page out of Audi's recent playbook and shipping these things highly under-tuned Click here to enlarge
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      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
      Maybe 6 months is a little too optimistic. But given the fact that we have APR in our corner and their facilities in other countries like Australia will allow them to start tuning and hopefully mocking up turbos before hand.

      Provided that the fuel system isn't $#@!ed liked the current NA TSI (which already runs 10s in a FWD car) and the block is decently strong, I think we could see these running in the 10s (albeit like 10.9x) by Spring 2016.


      Who knows maybe VW is taking a page out of Audi's recent playbook and shipping these things highly under-tuned Click here to enlarge
      We'll see them running 10's most definitely. I just don't know how quickly or what challenges the fuel system will pose.

      APR will of course be right on top of it.