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I know most non-believers are bored with the speculation, but for those of us who know its coming i thought i would share this.

When i test drove the R32 the other day, i asked about the R36 and the dealer said it WILL happen, but on the mk6 golf. He said it was planned for 2008/2009 and the 3.6 powerplant is Porsche sourced. Then tonight i was looking at some car supermarkets and their is a small piece on one site about the R36. It also had a place to sign-up for updates on the beast.

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Then tonight i was looking at some car supermarkets and their is a small piece on one site about the R36.

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A car supermarket wouldn't know any more than us... I agree as there is an engine there is a great possibility. However I still feel an even bigger heavier engine over the front wheels is the last thing the Golf needs... crazy.gif

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I still feel an even bigger heavier engine over the front wheels is the last thing the Golf needs... crazy.gif

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quite right - after nearly 10k miles covered in a MkV R32 I really feel that the suspension needs reining in a bit (FSD's +rear ARB are on the way soon hopefully)

what it needs is the TSi treatment - although in VW driver magazine one of the Wolfsburg VW techs was saying it will not work properly with the 2.0 FSI or the 3.2 V6.

Imagine how good a 3.2 twincharger would be ...... bowdown.gif

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Who says it's going over the front wheels yelrotflmao.gif

Now wheres fagash when you need him grin.gif

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Every time there is a tiny bit of news or a blured picture in one of the weeklys of a disguised golf it gets the old ticker going. So when a dealer says he is 100% certain (for what thats worth)i dont even think about weight, handling etc.

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I still feel an even bigger heavier engine over the front wheels is the last thing the Golf needs... crazy.gif

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quite right - after nearly 10k miles covered in a MkV R32 I really feel that the suspension needs reining in a bit (FSD's +rear ARB are on the way soon hopefully)

what it needs is the TSi treatment - although in VW driver magazine one of the Wolfsburg VW techs was saying it will not work properly with the 2.0 FSI or the 3.2 V6.

Imagine how good a 3.2 twin charger would be ...... bowdown.gif

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Yep perfect idea. Smaller engine, do your best to get it as far behind the font axle as possible (boxer style?) and then Tsi the feck out of it!

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However I still feel an even bigger heavier engine over the front wheels is the last thing the Golf needs... crazy.gif

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If they are sourcing the engine from porsche, maybe it will be mounted in the rear grin.gif

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I still feel an even bigger heavier engine over the front wheels is the last thing the Golf needs... crazy.gif

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quite right - after nearly 10k miles covered in a MkV R32 I really feel that the suspension needs reining in a bit (FSD's +rear ARB are on the way soon hopefully)

what it needs is the TSi treatment - although in VW driver magazine one of the Wolfsburg VW techs was saying it will not work properly with the 2.0 FSI or the 3.2 V6.

Imagine how good a 3.2 twin charger would be ...... bowdown.gif

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Yep perfect idea. Smaller engine, do your best to get it as far behind the font axle as possible (boxer style?) and then Tsi the feck out of it!

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I'm no expert on these things but surely it's possible that the 3.6 could be a lighter unit than the 3.2? coffee.gif

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There's been lots of rumours that the R36 - if it ever does materialise - won't be a Golf...

Whether they're just rumours, well only VW can say for sure but this is enough to make you wonder.

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I still feel an even bigger heavier engine over the front wheels is the last thing the Golf needs... crazy.gif

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quite right - after nearly 10k miles covered in a MkV R32 I really feel that the suspension needs reining in a bit (FSD's +rear ARB are on the way soon hopefully)

what it needs is the TSi treatment - although in VW driver magazine one of the Wolfsburg VW techs was saying it will not work properly with the 2.0 FSI or the 3.2 V6.

Imagine how good a 3.2 twin charger would be ...... bowdown.gif

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Yep perfect idea. Smaller engine, do your best to get it as far behind the font axle as possible (boxer style?) and then Tsi the feck out of it!

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I'm no expert on these things but surely it's possible that the 3.6 could be a lighter unit than the 3.2? coffee.gif

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Yes very true, and imagine considering that 3.2 lump is old now, that the new one will be lighter... However it will be bigger, and that means more of it will be over the front axle, which can only be a bad thing from a handling point of view...

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VW could probably do with exploring all-alloy/magnesium blocks for their new big engines - or might this be impossible with a narrow-angle V6 ?

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And rear wheel drive...... ha.gif Too much up front for me with too little power dung.gif

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Thats what I thought.....untill recently UHOH7.GIFsekret.gif

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When I was testing a GTI the dealer mentioned the R36 due in a few years. Reckon there is more chance of one of these than an RS3.

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i could see the 3.6 in the mk6...

but not the mk5

is there not a chance you think the r36 could be corrado or scirroco based?

i know they have mooted the 1.4 turbo/supercharged engine for one of these already

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My information is that the R36 will feature in Passat Coupe or Scirocco guise. I suspect that the Geneva Motorshow next Spring may be a launch pad for some sort of product launch. 169144-ok.gif

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before i ordered my 32 i asked bout the 36 and the dealer said he would be very supprised if it was released here and thought it was aimed for the usa market, although in saying this, he did tell me i couldnt get an ipod connector for the car but now 8weeks later i can!lied about when id get the car and seemed disinterested in selling it to me! well back to the point dealers are probably full of **** and dont know!

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My information is that the R36 will feature in Passat Coupe or Scirocco guise. I suspect that the Geneva Motorshow next Spring may be a launch pad for some sort of product launch.

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I agree.

I've said it before - the engine is out there and much acclaimed in the States.

There is no way it won't find its way into other group products.

There is huge VAG precendent for this - and it amazes me that so many people remain convinced it won't happen!

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Sorry if this is boring for you ! confused.gif

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Sorry if this is boring for you ! confused.gif

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I interpreted the coffee.gif symbol other way...ie. reading with interest! wink.gif

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Sorry guys, it's just that we've been there so many times before. It will be made. It won't. It will. It won't...

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Yeah I've got to agree with Mook, everytime a new thread starts off about R36 its all been said before on numerous previous threads.

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