Wolf in sheeps clothing. Why hint at the final production look when the world press is photographing the life out of the car during testing.Not photochops?! Tabs, have you seen the other pictures?! Those 2 silver tailpipes sticking out the side?!? Why on earth would VW do that?! Also, the other close up photo's look more and more like photochops.
Shoe horn will be the right term too !TDI 4motion is now avaiable so the floor plan at least is usable - just need to shoehorn a V6 in the engine bay [8-|]
Yeah but the M3 costs 40K for that reason, the amount of money that has gone into tuning and developing the engine. If VW decided to do the same it would cost similar money and lets face it who would pay 40K for a Golf. I can't see the new R having any more than 270bhp for that reason. It needs to be a reasonable price and any one looking to spend more money and get more power would probably be looking at the new S3 or if it happens the RS3. Whatever happens I reckon it will be 2007 at the earliest before we see a new R.I think if BMW can get 340 odd bhp out of the M3 3.2 lump why cant VW. If they could uprate bits on the 3.2 litre engine I reckon they could have some good figures, but saying that the M3 is a straight six and the R is a V6. Which is a more tuneable engine a straight 6 or a V6 just out of curiousity??