Published on August 29th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


VW Golf TCR coming to reconditioned car showrooms soon

Volkswagen Golf TCR was missed in Malaysia

This new front wheel drive VW Golf GTI TCR did not make it to Malaysian showrooms for a number of reasons, the main one being, high demand in markets closer to its home. This only means at some point soon, recon cars dealers will be buying them used in England and importing them into Malaysia at a high price with warranty and after sales. Sigh, but this is a situation that carry on indefinitely.

The rather special Golf employs the Wolfsburg-based brand’s familiar turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder tuned to deliver 213 kW and 380 Nm, up on the standard GTI’s 169 kW and 350 Nm.

Fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, VW says the special model is capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds which is a full eight-tenths quicker than the standard GTI.

While the top speed is listed as 250 km/h, the limiter can be optionally removed, raising the figure to 260 km/h which is really not needed as there is not enough tarmac available for this. This hot Golf will also run from zero to 80 km/h time in just 4.1 seconds.

The kerb weight comes in at some 1410 kg, while fuel consumption on the new WLTP method (the Golf GTI TCR’s engine is fitted with a petrol particulate filter) is a claimed for 6.7 L/100 km.

In Europe, the Golf GTI TCR features technology such as front assist, the active info display and LED headlamps. The standard equipment list furthermore includes a front-axle differential lock, perforated brake discs, driving profile selection, front sport seats (with a new microfibre/fabric design), seat belts with red edging and an “exclusive” sports steering wheel.

From the outside, you will notice the 18-inch “Belvedere” forged wheels (or “Milton Keynes” alloy items in the same size as an alternative), black side-mirror caps, new sill extensions, fresh front splitter, TCR-style roof spoiler and a diffuser at the rear. In addition, the TCR logo is projected onto the road when the front doors are opened.

VW says the Golf GTI TCR can be further customised with options such as a new honeycomb decor foil for the side panels, carbon side-mirror caps, a black-painted roof, as well as various 19-inch alloy wheel designs. Look out for this car in reconditioned car showrooms very soon. 

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