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News VW Testing Out Audi RS 3 5-Cylinder Turbo in Golf R

VW Testing Out Audi RS 3 5-Cylinder Turbo in Golf R

As a car fan, you’ve undoubtedly looked up videos of Group B WRC cars at one point or another. The Audi Quattro was an absolute hero from the era, all the cars were to be honest, but one thing stood out about the Audi: The 5-cylinder engine sound.

The 5-cylinder engine has a long history at Audi and currently serves as the RS 3 and TT RS’ powerplant of choice. With 400-horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, it produces lots of vim.

The Volkswagen Golf R is the current flagship performance car for the brand and in its tightly-wound segment, it’s beginning to lose ground in the very important online bragging-rights war.

VW happens to own Audi and the RS 3 happens to have loads of things in common with the R. Sometimes, dipping in the family parts bin can yield some interesting results. While the turbocharged 5-cylinder 2.5-litre Golf R does exist, it’s only a test mule and not slated for production, at least not at the moment.

Two things come to mind when considering this car: 1- It would be one hell of way to send off the MK7 Golf. 2- The RS 3 is only available with an s tronic dual-clutch transmission…

There were rumours earlier this summer that the next Golf R was going to receive a 48-volt mild hybrid system as a source of extra power. Could it be that the next R will be a turbo-5 mild-hybrid with 500 horsepower?

What we love about the car business is that anything’s possible.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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