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Hot new Golf R estate will arrive in the UK next spring, and comes with the same 2.0-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine as the hatchback

The fourth-generation Volkswagen Golf R line-up has been extended with the launch of a rapid new estate model.

Revealed at the Los Angeles motor show, the Golf R estate is slated for UK delivery next spring. Power comes from the same turbocharged 2.0-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine as the existing three- and five-door hatchback versions of the Golf R.

With 296bhp and 380lb ft of torque, it drives through a standard six-speed dual shift gearbox and multi-plate clutch four-wheel drive system to provide the Golf R estate with an official 0-62mph time of 5.1sec and limited 155mph top speed along with combined fuel consumption of 40.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 163g/km.

Load capacity increases by 262-litres over the five-door Golf R, at 605 litres, extending to 1620 litres when the rear seats are folded away.

The car has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring in various guises this year, with the project reputedly given the green light due to the flexibility of the R badge compared to other VW offerings like the GTI line-up.

See what happened when we pitted the regular Golf R hatchback against the Seat Leon Cupra 280 in the video below.

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TS7 18 November 2014

I'd like that engine... a VW Touran please. And a manual gearbox.
Tuffty 18 November 2014

Looks are subjective

But that's one ugly piece of sh!t.
abkq 18 November 2014

Tuffty wrote:But that's one

Tuffty wrote:

But that's one ugly piece of sh!t.

Looks may be subjective, as you say. But why one car is thought to look good and another isn't is a subject that can be discussed. To respond to a previous poster by saying "that's one ugly piece of shit" without explaining why is of no interest to anybody else.

bowsersheepdog 19 November 2014

R go on

Tuffty wrote:

Looks are subjective.....But that's one ugly piece of sh!t.

That's why they don't let you put your picture alongside your posts.

Beastie_Boy 18 November 2014

This thing would bring a smile (almost) to our Boxer's face...

We had a Mk4 Golf estate many years ago and traded it in for a new Qashqai. Regretted it ever since.

Looks to be a great car but the hot Seat Leon ST will probably be better value.