As reported by Volkswagen
––– Volkswagen Canada held the North American premiere of its “Top Golf” today at the Montreal International Auto Show. Named the Golf R Concept, Volkswagen unveiled this 3-door “Hot Hatch” that produces 265 HP and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds while consuming only 8.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres* traveled to the automotive media.
“The new Golf R Concept is the “Top Golf” – the best in the overall combination of acceleration, top speed, fuel-economy, handling, performance, and distinctive features for a vehicle in the compact segment,” announced John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. at today’s press conference. ”Our commitment to leadership in the environment is matched with our drive to be leaders in innovation and technology. This automotive passion, even in an era of downsizing, still has something to do with power and performance.”
TSI Engine of the Golf R Concept
The EA113 series direct-injection gasoline engine is used in the new Golf R, with a turbocharger that makes it very flexible and variable right up into the highest performance ranges. The engine’s power can be spontaneously summoned in the blink of an eye throughout its speed range. The engine also impressively underscores its potential acoustically, as well as visually: its two chrome tailpipes can be seen at the centre of the bumper under the diffuser integrated there – an “R trait”.
New all-wheel drive on the Golf R Concept
As standard equipment, the Golf R transfers the TSI’s power to the road via the latest generation of Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. The system underwent significant advanced development versus the previous version found in the Golf R32.
Above all, power transmission between the front and rear axles – especially the all-wheel differential that operates in an oil bath – exhibits clear advances. The most important one: Activation of the all-wheel differential no longer requires a difference in speeds between the front and rear axles. For the first time an electric pump is used to build pressure. The electric pump supplies oil to a hydraulic reservoir whose working pressure is 30 bar.