The VW Golf R 400 concept that was first unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, has been approved for production, as per a report released in April. Moreover, this report also stated that the production version will be offered as a regular car, not a limited edition.
However, a new report from L’AutomobileSportive.com says that the production will be strictly limited.
Citing a company insider, the new report suggests that the production version will arrive in 2017, following the facelift of the standard Golf. This utterly contradicts the previous report that claimed that the production version will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (September) and will be delivered to its buyers beginning from late 2015 or early 2016.
The VW Golf R 400 concept sports a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 394 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission and the power is distributed to all four wheels via the 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The hatchback concept can reach 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and go further to hit a top speed of 278 km/h.
When it arrives, its price should be just below €50,000 (£35,000 approximately) in Europe.
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