VW to Launch New R Performance Division

During a drive event in the Austrian Alps a VW spokesperson revealed that VW is going to launch a new performance division, R GmbH.

Inside Line was told “BMW has its M, Mercedes has AMG, and our sibling Audi has Quattro. This new R division will be our Quattro.” R GmbH is an expanded version of the Europe-market VW Individual, which offers aftermarket items for VW owners to make their cars sportier.

The CC R-Line was recently shown at the Detroit Auto Show to gauge interest, but it’s not known if it will be offered in North America. Eventually a R version of every vehicle in VW’s showroom will be available. The 266-hp Golf R is rumored to be heading to the US in early 2011.

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