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The latest Mk7 edition of Volkswagen’s top of the line Golf is here. Reader Teng Yong Jian sent us these photos of a single Volkswagen Golf R Mk7 on a trailer in Glenmarie, finished in the hot hatch’s signature blue colour. It’s the five-door version, more practical than the three-door body you see below.

Volkswagen Malaysia currently lists the Mk6 Golf R on its website for RM268,888, but we managed to find a Mk7 Golf R listed on oto.my for RM300k. The price is mentioned to be an estimate and no other specs are mentioned. However since an ad is up, bookings must be open.

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The new Golf R produces 300 PS and 380 Nm of torque from its 2.0 litre turbocharged EA888 engine, a big improvement over the Malaysian-spec Mk6 Golf R’s older EA113 2.0 litre motor’s 255 PS and 330 Nm.

Internationally, the Mk7 Golf R is available with either a manual gearbox or a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox. We’re expecting only the latter to be available here in Malaysia. A DSG-equipped Mk7 Volkswagen Golf R will do the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds – pretty quick!

 

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