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Offline david25

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #240 on: 06 June 2019, 18:20 »
I also doubt the performance models with have the massive GOLF logo either but then PORSCHE has done it the massive badge overload on the 991 generations car so anything is possible.

They've already done it on the T-Roc R, so anything is certainly possible.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #241 on: 07 June 2019, 13:57 »
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #242 on: 07 June 2019, 19:02 »
The Mk8 Golf R will need a good tweak on power... Merc are bashing out the horsies on their 2lt Turbo.. 415hp!!!

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/cla/106759/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-power-output-confirmed-and-it-s-a-big-one?fbclid=IwAR10P2Yft3oW_b1payHaEdX7m3cWf8SjGriJZHtX2p0tuuejtjUhOf87ERY

The A45 isn't competing with the Golf R. It's more of an Audi RS3 rival. The new Mercedes A35 AMG has been brought in to compete with the R/S3 etc. I imagine the new R will come with a modest power bump of 30bhp or so.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #243 on: 07 June 2019, 21:09 »
The Mk8 Golf R will need a good tweak on power... Merc are bashing out the horsies on their 2lt Turbo.. 415hp!!!

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/cla/106759/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-power-output-confirmed-and-it-s-a-big-one?fbclid=IwAR10P2Yft3oW_b1payHaEdX7m3cWf8SjGriJZHtX2p0tuuejtjUhOf87ERY

The S version is gonna cost serious money, way above the cost of any Golf. So if your gonna compare apples with apple, choose the A35 to the mk8 R

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #244 on: 08 June 2019, 13:00 »
The Mk8 Golf R will need a good tweak on power... Merc are bashing out the horsies on their 2lt Turbo.. 415hp!!!

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/cla/106759/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-power-output-confirmed-and-it-s-a-big-one?fbclid=IwAR10P2Yft3oW_b1payHaEdX7m3cWf8SjGriJZHtX2p0tuuejtjUhOf87ERY

The S version is gonna cost serious money, way above the cost of any Golf. So if your gonna compare apples with apple, choose the A35 to the mk8 R

Yes, agreed it’s a higher price level in S form to the Golf R but starting from around £45k for entry level with 380hp so not a huge amount more than a well spec’d current R and no doubt Mk8 will be more expensive which closes the gap further on price. 

My point was more that it’s pretty amazing that they have built a new more efficient engine and managed to get 415hp from a 2lt Turbo.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #246 on: 18 June 2019, 08:28 »
This is starting to look better https://www.carscoops.com/2019/06/2020-vw-golf-mk8-deliveries-must-start-at-the-end-of-the-year/
those pics have been around for months. They still haven't improved with age 😂
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #247 on: 18 June 2019, 08:41 »
This is starting to look better https://www.carscoops.com/2019/06/2020-vw-golf-mk8-deliveries-must-start-at-the-end-of-the-year/
those pics have been around for months. They still haven't improved with age 😂
On the pics in the link above, it looks like the car has a wierd black lip jutting out under the headlights...  It's almost as if the car has bags under it eyes.  The overall appearance is OK. But I do get what people are saying about the headlights being too low on the front and the screen in the centre dash needs to be better hidden/blended in than it appears in the photo.  As at present it looks likes it has just been chunked in without any real design or though of how to make it a part of the dash.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #248 on: 18 June 2019, 12:02 »
This is starting to look better https://www.carscoops.com/2019/06/2020-vw-golf-mk8-deliveries-must-start-at-the-end-of-the-year/
those pics have been around for months. They still haven't improved with age 😂
On the pics in the link above, it looks like the car has a wierd black lip jutting out under the headlights...  It's almost as if the car has bags under it eyes.  The overall appearance is OK. But I do get what people are saying about the headlights being too low on the front and the screen in the centre dash needs to be better hidden/blended in than it appears in the photo.  As at present it looks likes it has just been chunked in without any real design or though of how to make it a part of the dash.

Looks like camouflage to me, along with the black above the headlights and the camo around the rear lights. I like the alloys though.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #249 on: 18 June 2019, 12:11 »
Looks like an R-Line or GT spec? I'll be interested to see the proper performance models when they are finally finished but not holding out hope that I'll actually like based on the basic overall shape.
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