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Next-Gen VW GTI to Pack 260 Horsepower?

The current generation VW GTI may be a joy to drive, but its been criticized lately because its 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine only generates 200 horsepower. 200 horsepower may be ok, but when you look at newer models like the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe that packs a 274-hp 2.0L turbo, the GTI looks a little underpowered. Well VW is reportedly going to fix that with the next-generation GTI, which is rumored to get a 260 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L engine.

The next-generation GTI is also going to get VW's new VAQ front differential that will give it more agile steering. VW is also answering criticism that the GTI is too heavy with a new lighter GTI that will be based on VW's new MQB platform and will get an aluminum floor and roof. The even more powerful Golf R is reportedly going to get a carbon fiber roof.

The next-generation VW GTI is expected to arrive early next year. The Golf R currently packs 256 horsepower, so it will be exciting to see how much power the next one packs.


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