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    MK5 3dr - odd VX decision

    I just read this on the Auto express newsletter.........

    Until the 240bhp VXR variant arrives in August, the fastest petrol model will offer 168bhp. The Sport Hatch version of the 197bhp SRi 200 tested in issue 842 won't be sold in the UK - something that seems absolutely absurd to us. Perhaps it has something to do with that engine's emissions.

    Now that does seem an odd decision.

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    oh well - all the more reason to get a VXR!
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    Maybe to make the VXR that bit more special when it does arrive ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordNikon
    Maybe to make the VXR that bit more special when it does arrive ??

    That's my thoughts - it can't be the emmissions as they have the 200bhp engine in the 5dr already. But if they slam one in the 3dr, it wouldn't take much to get it up to 240bhp

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    Kinda like the GSi compared to the 2.2 SRi - it would have been more spectacular and special. As it happens with the SRi-T it was not the revelation that the range topper should be IMO

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    just to get you to buy a vxr thats all

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    5 door has a 170 bhp turbo engine.
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    There 'a 200bhp version as well now

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    they just being smart thats all vw done the wrong thing putting the VR6 in the golf
    as not that many people spent the extra on the Corrado

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