2015 VW Golf R400 Specs — Amazing Improvements
The great news is that, after the premiere at the Beijing Auto Show, we know with that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R400 will enter the production. Exhibited as a concept, the 2015 Golf R400 looked like it’s ready for the road. Now we have a confirmation that this beautiful car, with dramatically improved performance, will be available at the market soon. However, downside is that we don’t know whether they have plans about the appearance at the U.S. market. Having in mind that the 2015 VW Golf R400 is actually an improved version of the Golf R, with better appearance and specs, the North American automotive public might receive it very well. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R400 has a turbocharged 395-horsepower engine, with amazing acceleration results and stunning overall performance. The hatch is an attractive and good-looking racer, so the American market will probably love it.
2015 VW Golf R400 Exterior Tweaks
The 2015 VW Golf R400 is a little bit wider than its predecessor, the Golf R version. The width isn’t significantly increased, a couple of inches overall, thanks to the slightly more expanded wheel arches, which provide the more powerful appearance. The 2015 Golf R400 comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, so it undoubtedly claims its sporty inclination. Thanks to the vast use of modern materials, like carbon-fiber and some composites, the overall weight of the R400 is reduced, so now it weighs 3,130 pounds. One of the most attractive features of this car are its exhaust tips, which are centered at the rear bumper and resemble the design of the Golf R32.
2015 VW Golf R400 Powertrain — Improved TSI Engine
As for the powertrain, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R400 will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four TSI engine. This engine is actually borrowed from the R version. However, the R400 has twin overhead camshafts and improved turbochargers, so it gained around 105 additional horsepower. A 105-horsepower improvement for the same engine and changed body to suit high-performance demands, may be considered as an even better engineering accomplishment than installing a completely new engine. So, the 2015 VW Golf R400 has an engine which can deliver 395 horsepower, 332 lb-ft of torque and can launch it from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 174 mph. Of course, the engine this powerful deserves a state-of-the-art transmission. This engine will be paired with a six-speed DSG transmission, which is connected to all four wheels. The 2015 VW Golf R400 is equipped with a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
2015 VW Golf R400 In The U.S.?
Like we already said, there is no information regarding the hopes about the distribution of the 2015 VW Golf R400 in the U.S. However, this doesn’t mean that this amazing car won’t come across the ocean. If they decide to distribute it in North America, the 2015 VW Golf R400 will probably be unveiled at some of the major auto shows this fall.