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    VW R32 MkV

    So does anyone know what the diifferences are in comparison to the 3.2 q S-line?

    Is it just exhaust and suspension? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Haven't checked the specs but I would guess it'll be lighter!

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Best you do then, cos its the same as the A3 3.2 give or take a few KG...

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    So its just the exhaust right?

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Lee, heres is the standard spec for the new R32..... press

    I think you'll find brakes have also been upgraded, the engine is now an FSI, the acceleartion has improved (specially with DSG), and alot of the standard stuff like xenons, rain sensor wipers and auto-dimming mirrors are extra on the A3. Food for thought. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    TDI, where does it mention FSI? There was nothing on VW's press release about it.

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    It's not FSI, that's a totally different engine (passat/toureg) it's longitudual and wouldn't fit into a golf/a3 or tt. The 3.2 in the golf etc is a narrow V evolution of the 2.8 VR6 engine from the early 90's.

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Sure i read about on MkIV's but can't seem to find the thread.

    My apologies if isn't an FSI, and up yours if it is (lol). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img]

    Here's some nice pics in the meantime

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    I just find it too fussy, i actually prefer the gti (on 18"s of course!) If it is an FSI, i'll happily eat my hat!

    you just never see it documented anywhere official.

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Fussy or unfussy? Seems pretty straight laced to me. Rather grown up. Quite like it for it's sheep in wolf's clothing look.

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Nope it aint fsi. I know this for certain. the 3.2 FSI inline engine is too large for the a3/golf platform. The 3.2 in golf and A3 is a development of the original golf VR6 engine.

    Also the mk v r32 doesn't come with Xenons etc as standard (where as it did on Mk IV) - all at extra .

    I am guess that the arbs maybe more agressive on the Golf?

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    Also the mk v r32 doesn't come with Xenons etc as standard (where as it did on Mk IV) - all at extra .


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    On that Spec sheet above it says 'Bi-Xenon headlights with headlight washers and automatic range adjustment ' under standard equipment???? Confussed. Anyway I don't like the new golf, looks pants! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif[/img]

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    okay maybe the xenons bit is wrong.

    How come its so close to the 3.2 spec? The last r32 was 10bhp down on the audi 3.2 engine.

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    Another great Golf I reckon. EVO pitched it against the new BMW 130i and the R32 lost out, but only slightly. They think the GTI is still top dog.

    And those 18s would be an absolute pig to keep clean!

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    Nope it aint fsi. I know this for certain. the 3.2 FSI inline engine is too large for the a3/golf platform. The 3.2 in golf and A3 is a development of the original golf VR6 engine.

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    There's a few articles around that say that it is...

    http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/News/0,,1369-1372_1540048,00.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Golf

    etc..

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    has it got a new crease line down the side of it? or is that standard

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    There's a few articles around that say that it is...

    http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/News/0,,1369-1372_1540048,00.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Golf

    etc..

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    They're wrong.

    No mention of it on VW's press release. Dont think they'd miss the chance to mention it, do you...?

    http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9660

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    the 3.2 FSI inline engine is too large for the a3/golf platform.

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    not sure on this, decided to do some reading (always a good idea before opening trap!) and found an article, admittedly a bit dated now, on the new RS3 (if that ever happens) which will supposedly be based on the current narrow V 3.2 but will feature FSI and a turbo, totalling 100hp more than the current 3.2

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    not sure on this, decided to do some reading (always a good idea before opening trap!) and found an article, admittedly a bit dated now, on the new RS3 (if that ever happens) which will supposedly be based on the current narrow V 3.2 but will feature FSI and a turbo, totalling 100hp more than the current 3.2

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    The new 3.2 FSI in use in the A4 at the moment will NEVER go in the A3/Golf as its a 90degree V6. It simply wont fit. That doesn't mean however that they wont FSI the existing V6 which is a narrow angle so it will go in the smaller A3/Golf chassis. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif[/img]

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    I understand that the head on the VR6 engine is too small to accomodate the FSi components, so until they can be miniaturised, no FSi VR6.

    Dan

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    This months VW driver (october) which features the new R32, says the new Mk 5-based model will use a slightly uprated FSI version of the 3.2-litre V6, now developing 250 PS (up by 9PS).

    So where are these hats?

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    This months VW driver (october) which features the new R32, says the new Mk 5-based model will use a slightly uprated FSI version of the 3.2-litre V6, now developing 250 PS (up by 9PS).

    So where are these hats?

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    Find it on an official website and i will [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

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    This months VW driver (october) which features the new R32, says the new Mk 5-based model will use a slightly uprated FSI version of the 3.2-litre V6, now developing 250 PS (up by 9PS).

    So where are these hats?

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    Find it on an official website and i will [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Ok, i like a challenge. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    This is just a shameless opportunity for me to show you the GTI on 18s!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]




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    Re: VW R32 MkV

    the audi 3.2 has always had a 10bhp advantage over the mkIV r32. Also heard that the audi runs large maf? Maybe the balance has been equalized with the MrkV? Maybe the golf also runs a more agressive DSG ecu?

 

 

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