The powertrain of the Golf R wagon should match the one in the Golf R hatch, meaning a 2.0-liter turbo four paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system will be fitted as standard along with the automaker’s XDS+ differential lock front and rear. The engine in the 2015 Golf R hatch is rated at 290 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and in the Golf R wagon should help achieve 0-60 mph times of about 5.0 seconds.
Obvious Golf R traits include the aggressive bumpers, 18-inch Cadiz-style wheels, lowered suspension, and twin exhaust tips. Inside, expect to see sports seats in the front, leather trim, and faux carbon accents on the dash.
A market launch in Europe for the Golf R wagon is expected to take place in early 2015, with the vehicle likely to be called the Golf R Variant (the Golf SportWagen is konwn as a Golf Variant overseas).
Note, VW is believed to be also working on a more potent version of the Golf R, previewed by the Golf R 400 concept unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. If built, the car should feature a more powerful engine, more aerodynamic styling and a series of weight-saving measures.