I did see a GTE in person and I liked it but I wouldn't trade my 18 SE for it.No, mine was Cosmic Blue. You could only get those 2 colors in 2003. Saab made GREAT car colors. That brochure just makes me sad.
I doubt they'd put a GPF on a US-spec car unless law here specifically required it, which amazingly, it doesn't at this point (shocking that CARB isn't all over this, they love to regulate EVERYTHING). BMW, for instance, does not on current cars. But who knows, VW and VWoA make some wacky decisions.These days that's actually a good thing since EU cars are currently having to run extra catalysts., although I'd imagine this will be a global car, since production is all back in Germany for the Mk8.
Whole reason VW is limiting the Mk8R is because the U.S market is quite literally the only one left getting the stick. It's DSG only over in Euro land, and VW didn't want to front the cost of developing a new OEM clutch to handle the extra torque. Given the cost-cutting measures I doubt they'd split the production line and eat the associated cost to stuff the Is38 back into the Mk8 R when you could simply hit the desired torque output through factory tuning.The Mk8 GTI is listed as 273, so I bet it won't get limited from the DSG. The important thing for me is whether the Mk8 R with a manual is still using the new Conti turbo or if they're just recycling the IS38. If the latter, I'll just keep this car. I don't really have much interest in a Mk8 GTI.
Yeah, if it's just tuning, that's fine, since I'd tune the R from day 1. As long as it's mechanically the same as the DSG motor, tuning shouldn't hold the manual back on available power, it will always be slower, but I'm fine with that.Whole reason VW is limiting the Mk8R is because the U.S market is quite literally the only one left getting the stick. It's DSG only over in Euro land, and VW didn't want to front the cost of developing a new OEM clutch to handle the extra torque. Given the cost-cutting measures I doubt they'd split the production line and eat the associated cost to stuff the Is38 back into the Mk8 R when you could simply hit the desired torque output through factory tuning.
Mk8 GTI on the other hand will be fine, VW already had a clutch to handle the Euro-spec Mk7.5 GTI's output which is identical to the current Mk8.
I hope we get some cool new colors once VW America gets the brochures together.
I hope VW has the sense to produce U.S. Golf brochures. They made none for the '21s. I'm a fossil and I like to have a brochure in hand when I leave a Dealership and enjoy keeping them for the cars we own .... except my '21.
Something that a car tester / writer of a motoring review might not experience during their short period with the car are the numerous software gremlins being reported by mk8 Golf owners. It seems to also be an issue with the ml8 Golf’s siblings - the latest models of the Audi A3, Skoda Octavia and Seat Leon With the same iPad style infotainment screen and (largely) buttonless, switchless interior.VW's wheel designer should be placed in a
HomePrison for retired Nazi's. The articles I've read like the car but dislike the lack of buttons.