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  • Why is Volkswagen testing a 2.5 TFSI powered Golf? 2019 Golf R420

    Many of us have drooled over the prospect of a 2.5 TFSI powered Volkswagen Golf. It would make for the ultimate sleeper, that is for sure. It would also step on Audi's toes but it seems Volkswagen has the green light to use the powerplant.


    Volkswagen failed at their task to build the most powerful production four-cylinder motor for the Golf. Rather than try again it seems they would just rather use the 2.5 TFSI inline-5 and who can blame them?

    Keep in mind nothing is confirmed yet but if this Golf R420 does come to fruition... sign me up. Sign everyone up!


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Why is Volkswagen testing a 2.5 TFSI powered Golf? 2019 Golf R420 started by Sticky View original post
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    1. Stevenh's Avatar
      Stevenh -
      I'd rather see it in the form of an rs3 hatch, but I'll take what I can get.
    1. George Smooth's Avatar
      George Smooth -
      I think this surfaced again from one of the click bite sites. Its the same car and plates that was shown a couple of years ago. You can find similar articles with the same picture in January and mid year last year.
      I dont think we will see a 5cyl Golf again and based on rumours and a display car shown a worthersee the next R is likely going to be hybrid.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
      I think this surfaced again from one of the click bite sites. Its the same car and plates that was shown a couple of years ago. You can find similar articles with the same picture in January and mid year last year.
      I dont think we will see a 5cyl Golf again and based on rumours and a display car shown a worthersee the next R is likely going to be hybrid.
      Video is listed as new but you're likely correct.
    1. Bowser330's Avatar
      Bowser330 -
      2.5TFSI swaps are around, if you really wanted one you could make one yourself. Don't need to wait for Vdub
    1. subaru335i's Avatar
      subaru335i -
      Yeah the 2.5L 07k motor came in the VW golf already in NA form and its basically the same motor. The RS3/TTRS version has a much much better head and a forged crank and direct injection but you can make the NA 2.5L take big boost. Especially the older ones with the iron block, the new RS3/TTRS is all aluminum with bedplate which is strong but iron is still better. And some of the old NA iron block 07k's had forged cranks, there is a way looking at the flywheel.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
      Yeah the 2.5L 07k motor came in the VW golf already in NA form and its basically the same motor. The RS3/TTRS version has a much much better head and a forged crank and direct injection but you can make the NA 2.5L take big boost. Especially the older ones with the iron block, the new RS3/TTRS is all aluminum with bedplate which is strong but iron is still better. And some of the old NA iron block 07k's had forged cranks, there is a way looking at the flywheel.
      Much easier to just put the new motor in and mate it to the DSG like a factory setup. Several tuners do this.