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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR unveiled

Production car features a 213kW turbo engine, and seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
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The production version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been unveiled, and it looks identical to the concept car displayed at Worthersee event in May 2018.

Under the bonnet the TCR has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 213kW of power to its name, up from 180kW available in the GTI Performance.

That's on-par with the Golf R, although the TCR's motor drives the front wheels instead of all four. Equipped with its standard seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the TCR is capable of completing the 0-100km/h standard in 5.6 seconds.

Standard features on the TCR include a front-axle differential lock, ventilated disc brakes, sportier front seats with new microfibre trim and red-trimmed belts, a leather steering wheel with a red mark at 12 o'clock, and TCR puddle lights.

Inspired by the TCR race car, the road-legal model is fitted with a front splitter, sill extensions, TCR-specific rear spoiler and diffuser, black wing mirror caps, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Options include honeycomb side decor, a black roof, carbon-fibre mirror caps, and a selection of 19-inch alloy wheel designs all fitted with 235/35 tyres.

The car's top speed of 250km/h can also be optionally increased to 260km/h.


The Golf GTI TCR is now available for order in Europe. The car is scheduled to enter Australian showrooms some time during the first half of this year.