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Video: 2014 Volkswagen Golf R promo with Sebastien Ogier

September 3, 2013

The new flagship hot hatch from Volkswagen, the cracking Mk7 Golf R, is being celebrated by the company with a fresh promotional video. The new model becomes the most powerful production Golf ever.

2014 Volkswagen Golf R Mk7 promo

Featuring a boosted version of the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine powering the outgoing model, power is taken up to 221kW while torque is up 30Nm, to 380Nm.

Connected to an all-wheel drive system, the DSG-equipped version is able to hit 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, making it as quick as some of the most serious vehicles on offer today.

Other highlights for the new model aside from the updated Mk7 styling include LED daytime running lights in the front end, a quad-outlet sports exhaust system, and a more aggressive bodykit with a rear diffuser system.

Volkswagen will launch the new model in international markets later this year. An Australian introduction and pricing details are yet to be announced, however, early next year is a likely time frame.

In the meantime, take a look at the video below for a taste of what to expect. The video stars Volkswagen Polo WRC driver Sebastien Ogier.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.