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2017 Volkswagen Golf R Not Focus RS’s Match

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Since Volkswagen will not be giving the Golf R any major upgrade for 2017, will it be able to take on the Ford Focus RS model with what it has to offer right now?

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R will still be running on the 2.0 liter inline 4 engine that will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine will be delivering about 292hp and 280lb ft of torque and will return about 22mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway. Features that the Volkswagen Golf R will be fitted with includes traction control, stability control, dusk-sensing headlights and more.

The Ford Focus RS, on the other hand, will be powered by a 2.3 liter inline 4 engine that will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine will be offering about 350hp and 350lb ft of torque and will be equipped with features like DRL, cornering lights, fog lights and more.

Does the Golf R have what it takes to take on the Ford Focus RS?