Audi refused to share with VW engine for GolfMarch 21, 2020
The new Volkswagen Golf R hatchback will receive a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in return for Audi’s 5-cylinder turbo engine.
The most “charged” variation of the Volkswagen Golf of the new generation will get a “four”, which has a turbocharged engine with a capacity of about 400 hp. But, according to Autovisie, everything could have been different: at the stage of creating the Golf R, Volkswagen specialists hoped that they could use a 5-cylinder 2.5-liter turbo engine from colleagues from Ingolstadt.
However, Audi refused to share with VW the powertrain for Golf – obviously, the brand’s bosses opposed the fact that Golf with a similar engine could become faster and more affordable than their RS 3 model, creating so undesirable internal competition.
In this case, Audi was also forced to increase the production volume of the “five”, and this required additional costs from the corporation.
Volkswagen Golf R new generation should debut this summer
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