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    MKV R32 Is Arriving Soon

    http://www.newgolfr32.co.uk/

    Not too impressed.

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    pretty much the same hp as the mk4 R32...
    But looks nice

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    pretty much the same hp as the mk4 R32
    well ... that'exactly what i thought abuot that car .... but ... well ... let's see what the R36 will be like!!!

    rgds
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    Re: MKV R32 Is Arriving Soon

    Originally posted by Klint
    http://www.newgolfr32.co.uk/

    Not too impressed.
    Klint, wouldn't it be the MkII R32? I know it's on the MkV Golf chassis, but would that make it the MkV R32? The original R32 was called the MkI in EVO magazine. Just curious which is which since it's a Euro thing more than a US thing.

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    Ben,

    I've noticed in the states the "R32" isn't designated with the "Golf" name, as it is in Europe.

    So, chances are this model wont be recognised as a golf in the 'states but as a "R32" only, so I can imagine it being branded the MKII R32 in the good 'ole US of A, but for Europe it's the MKV Golf R32.

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    Originally posted by Klint
    Ben,

    I've noticed in the states the "R32" isn't designated with the "Golf" name, as it is in Europe.

    So, chances are this model wont be recognised as a golf in the 'states but as a "R32" only, so I can imagine it being branded the MKII R32 in the good 'ole US of A, but for Europe it's the MKV Golf R32.
    Ok, but that is still a little weird. Consider the 02-04 RS 6 built on the MkII 98-04 A6 platform. It's not called the MkII RS 6 in Europe is it?

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    I would'nt get that car. It still uses the Haldex diff. The 3.2 should be High-Rev. and the Mk V is much uglier than the MK IV.

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    Originally posted by Benman
    Ok, but that is still a little weird. Consider the 02-04 RS 6 built on the MkII 98-04 A6 platform. It's not called the MkII RS 6 in Europe is it?

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    No, because VW have traditionally labelled their chassis with the "MK/MARK" name, especially in regards to the Golf whereas Audi Don't and the "R32" in the states being called "MKII", is pretty much a made up thing by enthusiasts, a knock off name for the product.

    Audi use the "B" system and as an example BMW use the "E" system.

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    Besides, what Audi did to the A6 platform in 2002 was just a mild facelift, facelifts don't always get a new designated manufacturing code.

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    Originally posted by Klint
    Besides, what Audi did to the A6 platform in 2002 was just a mild facelift, facelifts don't always get a new designated manufacturing code.
    As far as that^^^, I was talking about the original A6 and S6 (95, 96 body style).

    I guess it makes sense now.

    For us in the US, it would be MkII R32.

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    A comparo between the Astra OPC and the R32.
    R32 seems to be superb. 0-100 in 6.0 is nice but omg...1600kg

    http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen...rtikel_id=9816

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