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Old 04-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #101
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Volkswagen R GmbH reportedly working on Polo R


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It's barely been a couple of months since Volkswagen confirmed the formation of its own high-performance division, dubbed R GmbH. But with the Golf R and Scirocco R already released, what is the highly anticipated new performance studio up to next?

According to reports, a new Polo R is on the way. Picking up where the (above) Polo GTI – due for release this summer, complete with 178-horsepower, 1.4-liter Twincharger four – leaves off, the Polo R is tipped to benefit from a 1.6-liter turbo four. Because the Polo's platform reportedly can't accommodate the VW's 4Motion all-wheel drive system, the Polo R will likely drive around 210 horsepower through the front wheels only, slotting in nicely below 270-hp, all-wheel drive Golf R. Sources expect the Polo R's arrival in 2012.

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Superchips Gives Volkswagen Polo GTI an Electronic Boost



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European owners of the Volkswagen Polo GTI looking for a relatively inexpensive solution to improve the performance of their cars will be interested to know that Superchips has released a new ECU tune for the German hatchback.

The Polo GTI is powered by a direct injection 1.4-liter gasoline four-pot featuring both a supercharger, which boosts the engine until 3,000prm, and a turbocharger that kicks in afterwards, for a maximum output of 180PS (177.53bhp) and peak torque of 250Nm (185 lb-ft).

Superchips' remapped ECU increases output by 27bhp to 204bhp and torque by as much as 35Nm to 285Nm (210 lb-ft).

The program is priced at £455 inclusive of fitting and 20% VAT, and is available for order now from Superchips.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #106
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Volkswagen Polo R Line at least looks the part


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German automakers display something of a fetish when it comes to turning ordinary vehicles into performance models. Mercedes-Benz does it with its AMG line, BMW with its M range, Audi has its S and RS models... even Volkswagen has its R brand. Formidable vehicles all, but not everyone is willing to pony up the big bucks to get their hands on one and all that entails. So, each automaker also offers a line of accessories that give their stock models most of the visual attitude without the mechanical fortitude to back it up – or the sticker price that goes along with it.

The latest such cosmetic upgrade comes from Volkswagen and its R GmbH division, which have given the Polo a bit of a makeover. The Polo R Line benefits from sportier bumpers front and rear, side sills, a gloss-black grille, tinted windows, upgraded fog lights and an interior with sports buckets, leather-wrapped three-spoke wheel, aluminum pedals and black headliner. Of course, the requisite R badges appear throughout so buyers can at least pretend they got the performance model when all they're packing is a 1.2-liter four with 105 metric horsepower that'll take nearly ten seconds to get them up to 62 from a standstill.

Scroll below for the press release and scope out the high-res images in the gallery above for a closer look.
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POLO R LINE: ADDING MORE STYLE TO THE SUBSTANCE

Volkswagen is adding even more style to its popular supermini, with the launch of the Polo R Line, which builds on the impressive specification of the Polo Match with unique styling touches inside and out.

On the outside, the R Line is distinguished by a unique styling pack. This consists of deeper, sportier R Line front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille with R Line badging, deeper side sills and 16-inch 'Mallory' alloy wheels. From the B-pillars back, the glass is dark-tinted and 65 per cent light-absorbing, while the standard front foglights also include a static cornering function.

Step past the brushed aluminium scuff plates with R Line logos, and inside there are sports seats with 'Kyalami' cloth upholstery and an R Line logo on the headrests, along with a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with R Line logo and aluminium-capped pedals, while the roof lining is finished in black cloth.

Standard equipment is comprehensive, including an RCD 310 radio/CD player with six speakers and multi-device interface, for plugging in an iPod or other compatible device, 'Climatic' semi-automatic air conditioning, a multifunction trip computer, electric windows (including in the rear on five-door models), height-adjustable front seats, a split-folding rear-seat backrest, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, front and rear reading lights, a tyre pressure monitor and, of course, remote central locking.

The R Line is available with just one engine, the existing 1.2-litre 105 PS TSI petrol unit, with a six-speed manual gearbox. This engine propels the Polo R Line from zero to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 118 mph. Fuel consumption is 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and CO2emissions are 124 g/km.

Prices start at £15,195 on the road for the three-door model, rising to £15,815 for the five-door. The Polo R Line is available to order at Volkswagen Retailers now, with first deliveries expected in July.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #108
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #109
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New Volkswagen CrossPolo Urban White Special Edition is Only for Germany


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Volkswagen is expanding its CrossPolo offerings in Germany with the introduction of a new special edition model named "Ubran White" that features bespoke content.

The new edition of the crossover version of the Polo combines a white paint for the body with a matte black finish for the protective moldings and gloss black for the mirror housings and roof rails.

The car rides on new 17-inch alloy wheels while the finishing touch comes from the tinted side and rear windows.

Inside, the Urban White model features a black roof lining and new seats trimmed in grey upholstery and alcantara with black leather bolsters, along with silver decorative trim for the dashboard and matching color stitching on the steering wheel, handbrake, gearshift lever and floor mats.

In Germany, buyers can select from an engine lineup that includes four-petrol and three turbocharged diesel units with outputs ranging from 68hp (70PS) to 103hp (105PS). Prices start from €18,975 (US$24,590) for the 68hp 1.2-liter petrol engine with a five-speed manual transmission.
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Volkswagen previews 220-hp Polo WRC Street special ahead of Wörthersee debut


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The annual GTI festival at Lake Wörthersee in Austria has exploded over the years into a celebration of all things hot-hatch in the Volkswagen Group – including concept cars and new debuts from Audi, Seat and Skoda – but the event has always been about VWs at heart. And the brand central to the empire isn't about to sit it out.

At the heart of VW's motorcade for this year's pocket-rocket fest is the Polo WRC Street, a preview of a special edition modeled on the actual rally car which Volkswagen Motorsport will be fielding in the top-level rally series next year. The street version features a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder – significantly more than the existing 180-hp Polo GTI and a whole lot of muscle for such a little car – with an aggressive aero package and of course the requisite decals. In other words, it is, for all intents and purposes, a Polo R with some stripes.

VW will also be showcasing the competition-spec Polo R-WRC. And Wörthersee being centered around the Golf GTI, is also bringing the GTI Cabriolet that debuted in concept form at the same location last year and in production form at the Geneva Motor Show just a couple of months ago, plus a pair of black and white GTI concepts. Keep reading for the full press release and scope out the trio of images previewing the Polo WRC Street for a closer look at what Wolfsburg is driving eastwards.
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31ST GTI MEETING AT WÖRTHERSEE
Polo WRC Street concept car: 2.0-litre engine with 220 PS

Wolfsburg / Reifnitz, 17 May 2012: For more than 30 years, the 'GTI Meeting at Wörthersee' has been a holiday in the calendar of fans of sporty Volkswagen vehicles. An event that will also this year see fans from right across Europe coming to the largest GTI meeting in the world in Austria. At this show of the superlatives, besides the Golf GTI Cabriolet, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Motorsport will be presenting the Polo R-WRC, the Polo WRC Street special edition model plus two further Golf GTI concept cars.

Golf GTI Cabriolet: Following its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, GTI fans visiting the legendary Wörthersee event will have the chance to experience close up the dynamic advantages and sophisticated equipment features of this sports car from Wolfsburg. The key component of this highly dynamic soft top Golf is the 2.0-litre engine with 210 PS fitted for the first time in the Cabriolet. It is available with two engine/gearbox versions: as a manual gearbox or with the fast-changing dual-clutch gearbox (DSG), each with 6 speeds. A standard feature for all customers who get to indulge in the sporty driving performance of the Golf GTI Cabriolet is the XDS electronic differential lock on the front axle, which ensures perfect traction, enhanced agility and the utmost driving stability. To complete the picture, this hot hatch is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels of the type 'Denver' (18-inch wheels of the type 'Detroit' are optionally available) in addition to a new diffuser with chrome tailpipes.

Polo WRC Street: From motor racing to the street is the motto of the Polo WRC Street concept car. At Wörthersee, Volkswagen will be presenting for the first time a preview of an extremely sporty small series, which is due to be launched in late 2013. With its highly unique and distinctive design, this model cuts an impressive figure with its rear spoiler, diffuser, sports suspension and an inscription with R-WRC logos. A powerful 220 PS 2.0-litre TSI engine produces motorsport-like performance.

Polo R-WRC: With the newly developed Polo R WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport is presenting a road-going prototype for the FIA World Rally Championship. The "hottest Polo ever" – as it was called by Volkswagen Head of Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg even at its first official airing – will be starting its tour around the globe from 2013 at numerous WRC races. At the heart of this racing version beats a 1.6-litre TSI engine with approx. 300 PS power output, which ensures impressive acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

GTI Black Dynamic: Black as the night, with a red/black colour concept and lowered sports suspension, the 'GTI Black Dynamic' will be making an appearance at Wörthersee. Since October last year, nine Volkswagen apprentices – four young women and five young men – have been working on their 'Apprentice Golf GTI 2012'. Their objective: vehicle concept design, styling, engine version and numerous details are meant to convey their interpretation of a classic sports car. Elegant and simple but with numerous stylish details, the 'Black Dynamic' is a real headturner. It also features a 1,800 Watt sound system with nine loudspeakers, which takes up the entire boot space. This year's 'Golf GTI Black Dynamic' is the fifth vehicle project to make its debut amongst the petrol heads in Austria.

Golf GTI 'White Concept': The attractive design study Golf GTI 'White Concept' is characterised by its remarkable 'Oryx White matt' paintwork. The vehicle interior affords an exciting black/red contrast. In addition to the sports seats in Nappa leather, red contrasting stitching adorns numerous details such as the steering wheel, handbrake lever and door armrests. A door sill trim – with the GTI logo and honeycomb pattern in White Matt and Aluminium – go to complete the unique appearance of the Golf GTI 'Concept White'.
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its going to be interesting to see VW in WRC.
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Volkswagen's Scorching Hot Polo R with 2.0-liter Turbo Confirmed for a Geneva

Volkswagen's Scorching Hot Polo R with 2.0-liter Turbo Confirmed for a Geneva Show Premiere


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The people at Volkswagen see Renault's and Peugeot's bet with their new Clio RS and 208 GTi respectively, both of which are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four with 197hp, and raise them by another 20-horsepower for a grand total of 217hp with the brand's upcoming Polo R.

VW had previewed the car with the Polo R WRC Street concept at this year's Wörthersee Tour in Austria back in May, confirming the launch of a production model in late 2013.

Now, the automaker's R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg has told Autocar magazine that the Polo R will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2013.

Hackenberg added that while the 'R' wasn't in VW's original plans, the company decided to build it to support and promote the Polo's entry in the World Rally Championship starting in 2013.

The Polo R will be powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine found in the outgoing Golf GTI Mk6 (among other cars, that is), rated in this application at 217-horsepower (220PS), or 10-horsepower more than the compact hatch.

An upgraded chassis that will include a mechanical limited-slip differential, along with the usual aero and styling parts, will round out the package.
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Volkswagen UK Prices New Polo BlueGT with Cylinder Deactivation System


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The Polo BlueGT is the first Volkswagen model equipped with the company's new 1.4-liter TSI engine featuring the ACT cylinder deactivation system to be offered in Britain. Available to order from today, it costs £17,400 on the road with deliveries expected in mid-December.

At the heart of the car is VW's new 1.4-liter TSI EA211 turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 138hp (140PS) and 250 Nm (185 lb-ft) of torque.

The ACT system automatically deactivates the second and third cylinders under light and medium loads at engine speeds of between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm, and at torque outputs of 25 to 100 Nm (18 to 74 lbs ft).

Once the driver presses the accelerator pedal, the two cylinders are reactivated. According to the German carmaker, all mechanical switchovers occur within 13 to 36 milliseconds, depending on engine speed. A display icon on the instrument panel informs the driver when the system kicks in.

VW says that the deactivation of two cylinders produces fuel savings of up to 0.4 litres per 100 km in the combined cycle, and as much as one litre per 100 km at a constant speed of 30mph (50km/h).

The Polo BlueGT returns 61.4 mpg UK (4.6lt/100km or 51.1mpg US) on the combined cycle and emits 107 g/km of CO2, regardless if drivers opt for the six-speed manual or the seven-speed DSG transmission.

While frugal, the BlueGT is no slouch as the car's top speed is 130 mph (209km/h) and zero to 62 mph takes just 7.9 seconds.

Volkswagen's supermini rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and a 15mm lowered suspension.

On the outside, it borrows some features from the GTI including the rear spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser, plus front bumper with LED daytime running lights, as well as from the BlueMotion, such as the side sills and front windscreen rain channels.

As for the interior, the black headliner and instruments are sourced from the GTI, while other features include the bespoke sport seats and leather-trimmed steering wheel.


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VW Drops New Photos of 217HP Polo R WRC Limited Production Version


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In order to homologate the Polo WRC rally car, the FIA requires Volkswagen to build 2,500 road-going models. The production version of the Polo R WRC was shown late last year when VW began taking orders for the car, and now, the German company has just released a big photo gallery of the most powerful production Polo ever made, ahead of the start of deliveries scheduled for September 2013.

Name and rally decals aside, the street version has very little in common with the race car. It is front-wheel drive instead of four-wheel drive and has a 220 PS (217HP) 2.0-liter engine compared to a 300 PS (295HP) 1.6-liter unit of the real WRC Polo. However, dropping a Golf GTI engine linked to a six-speed manual gearbox in the Polo says it all about the character of the Polo R WRC.

The car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds (0.1 seconds faster than the Golf GTI and on par with the Golf GTI Performance) and reaches a top speed of 243 km/h (151 mph).

VW says it handles well thanks to a sports suspension and an electronic differential lock. There's no question that putting down all 217-horses could prove to be quite a challenge for the front wheels without any assistance. A comparison with the Polo GTI is useless, as the Polo R WRC has 40 hp and 100 Nm more.

Priced at €33,900 ($43,690) in Germany, each of the 2,500 units sports an identical paint scheme as seen in the photos – white color for the body with blue-gray stripes.

For that kind of money, VW will also throw in 18-inch Cagliari alloy-wheels, standard bi-xenon headlights, sport seats with WRC logos, cruise control, light and rain sensor, winter package, climate control and radio navigation unit, among others.
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VW Testing Road-Going Polo R WRC AWD with 247HP


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As you probably know, Volkswagen has won the both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ 2013 World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC, which means it has to mark the event somehow.

Rally fans who are also VW customers need to feel some sort of connection between the VW Polo R WRC rally car and the road-going Polo, besides its styling. Partly because of that but mostly for homologation reasons, Volkswagen launched the limited edition Polo R WRC last year, but there’s not much WRC about that car except the decals.

Sure, it’s a 217hp (220PS) Polo, but it’s only front-wheel-drive – not to mention that the rally car has around 311hp.

To fix that, VW is currently testing a very different Polo R, one that is more closely related to its rally cousin. Auto Bild has taken one of the two existing prototypes for a drive and revealed that the Polo R prototype is four-wheel-drive and sources its power from a 247hp (250PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

The German journalists’ impressions were very positive: they reckoned the mighty Polo R prototype reaches 100 km/h from a standstill in well under 6 seconds (the FWD model does it in 6.4 s) and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The real question is whether VW will decide to bring the car into series production, since an AWD 247hp VW Polo R would likely make life pretty hard for the upcoming Audi S1.

If the all-wheel-drive Polo R WRC becomes a reality, it should cost considerably more than its FWD sibling, which is priced from €33,900 ($46,375) in Germany.
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