Mk6 Golf R

The Volkswagen Mk7 Golf R could have around 300 hp at its disposal, according to a report published by Auto Express. A source has told the publication that the hot Golf’s total power output “could even start with a three.”

What’s more, the source indicates that the Mk7 Golf R is likely to be cheaper than its predecessor (pictured), with prices expected to start at around £30k (RM140k). Like before, power will be sent to all wheels by a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine.

The Mk6 Golf R weighed 150 kg more than the GTI of that generation; this time the difference should be around 100 kg. VW is reportedly working on shaving weight off the 4MOTION system, which should go some way towards achieving this goal.

Mk6 Golf R

An updated version of the GTI‘s optional electronically-operated mechanical front limited-slip diff might also be fitted, as could a specially-developed electronic stability system that can be deactivated, unlike on the GTI. As spyshots show, quad tailpipes should also feature on the new R.

Auto Express says the Mk7 Golf R is likely to debut at the Frankfurt show in September before going on sale in the UK early next year. Read our test drive report on the Mk6 Golf R (and Scirocco R) here.