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.