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Offline Paul70

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #62 on: 25 May 2024, 16:22 »

I'm interested from the perspective of whether it will push 8 values down .

Not too much more I hope, mine has already shed £15k in five months  :shocked:

Supply of 8.5’s will probably be slow at first which will hopefully firm up values. There are hundreds of unregistered mk8’s around at the moment so used values will be dreadful. Unless values shore up not too many people will be able to afford to upgrade.

I am sure prices for the MK8 R will firm up again. It’s always the same when there’s a glut of new cars with discounts, but they will sell, the MK8.5 R will arrive with the iPad Pro attached to the dash and the 333PS engine from the 20years but it will be close to £50K with 19s, so our cars will be more desirable. The interior of the 8.5 is no different in terms of quality based on Volkwizard’s video, and I personally prefer the more integrated look of the MK8, so it’s a significant premium to pay for illuminated heater controls!

I remember residuals for the ED40 were terrible after 6 months of ownership, as there were so many unsold examples and look where they are now! I am still resisting the urge to sell mine 😊
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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #63 on: 25 May 2024, 21:00 »
Keep the ED!!

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Offline clarky92

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #64 on: 30 May 2024, 18:57 »
8.5 Clubsport unveiled. Power stays the same




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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #65 on: 30 May 2024, 19:41 »
Gloss black lower grille and side skirts? Thought they’d save that for the Ed50

Power remaining the same was almost a given, Cupra have announced their power outputs already for the FL Leon as 300PS for the hatch and 333 for the AWD estate.
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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #66 on: 30 May 2024, 21:06 »
Ladies and Gentlemens, the new Golf 8.5 GTI Clubsport :)
 
https://www.facebook.com/reel/468063145602035

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #67 on: 30 May 2024, 21:21 »
That actually looks amazing!

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #68 on: 30 May 2024, 21:33 »
What I noticed is that they show all the demo cars with Black Style package (where you have darkened front optics), which looks really cool with the new more sharp headlights. Especially with colours like Kings Red or White.

You can see here as well - https://www.instagram.com/reel/C22qQqWIzG6/?igsh=MTUzdGJlcjdmazg0aA==

Looks so sleek.

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Re: MK8.5 Official News / Open for ordering the 11th of April
« Reply #69 on: 30 May 2024, 22:04 »
N24 this weekend - qualifying happening today and tomorrow.

The new Clubsport is running as #50.

Watch the live onboard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWc4-zg7kDQ


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