Is VW Plotting Additional "R" Models?

Passat R or Polo Pocket-Rocket may be on the way.

Toppingthe popular Golf line, the Golf R has become oneof the finest hot hatches available. In Europe, the Scirocco R packages similarabilities in a coupe formation. But could Volkswagen be looking to expand itsperformance line to include additional models? VW powertrain chief Dr.Heinz-Jakob Neusser recently told Motoring that additional R models areunder consideration. With little details offered, speculation ranges from aproduction version of the Golf R 400 Beijing concept to hotter versions of thePassat and the tiny Polo.

Accordingto the interview, VW is currently developing a longitudinal six-cylinder engine.When turbocharged, this engine may be found under the hood of the brand'shigh-performance models, probably mated to the company's 4Motion all-wheeldrive system.

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