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TheBear last won the day on November 4 2016

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About TheBear

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    Ph.D. in R-ology

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    Montrose, Angus, Scotland
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    Cars, girls, gin and craft-beer. Not necessarily in that order.

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  1. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    All my broker can confirm is that the WLTP data will not be made available until 7th March and no deliveries will be made until after that date. No official confirmation directly from VW that testing is complete on the hatch, only the estate. Also no official confirmation of co2 output.
  2. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    My broker is telling me testing is complete on estate but not the hatch, despite what adac.de is meant to say....besides which I can't find a working link on adac.de that confirms this.
  3. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I would suggest VW chat don't know what they are talking about, WLTP testing has been completed on the estate back in November, confirmed by broker. Hatch supposedly complete as well, however, someone mentioned that figures aren't to be released until March although what significance this has is unclear as the UK isn't going to start using these figures until 2020 to determine VED. I've now heard two dates of apparent significance, 7th Feb and 7th March but no explanation as to what this might be...
  4. Correct, you can't. There has been no more 3-doors built since June last year I believe. It was dropped from the line-up along with the 6-sp manual.
  5. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    That link doesn't work.
  6. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Seems odd how the WLTP approval status on the R cannot be found now on adac.de ?
  7. TheBear

    WLTP R Torque

    NEDC emissions were quoted as 164g/km co2 but WLTP at 196g/km co2 so surely this puts the post-WLTP R up two bands or am I missing something?
  8. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I think that's possible, then again there are a few members on said forum whose factory-order post-WLTP spec cars have apparently been physically built but can't be delivered. Basically, we don't have the full story and probably never will. Unless it's in black and white from a trusted source and confirmable, then any info is heresay.
  9. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    It depends if he is referring to new orders for cars yet to be placed or for cars with orders in place and BW allocated. I am not willing to wait more weeks/months if car isn't even in build after all this time.
  10. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    A guy who works for VW is now claiming that they are still available to order but no cars will be built for weeks or months?? Quote: "Placing an order and the car going to build are 2 different things entirely. The Golf R can be ordered to any specification you desire. TBH the standard R now comes with additional spec such as Lane Assist, Rear View Camera and keyless start (not keyless entry). Due to the testing regulations the car will not go to build for a number weeks maybe months. This isn't the retailers fault it's the brands fault. I know all of this as a Fact"
  11. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    It's being reported on a FB forum that the Golf 7.5R is now discontinued from the VW line-up and no cars can be ordered. This clearly may have an impact on whether existing orders are fulfilled/cars built depending on current status of order. I have asked for a 100% guarantee from my broker that my car has entered build as of 7th January as this as the last date I was given but no proof of this as yet.
  12. TheBear

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Ingrams of Ayr, that's where my previous R was supplied from.....could do without them supplying my new one tbh, less than helpful. Broker won't tell me which VW dealership my new R is coming from or give me the SLI number as they claim they don't have it due to a contractual agreement between their supplier and supplying VW dealer and in any case as I am not the owner I not entitled to be given it. Also been told standard delivery is driven.
  13. TheBear

    Standard equipment on 2019 300 R

    Dunno what the fuss is over the delete of frameless mirror, the first R's had full frame RVM's and then went frameless in 2016 IIRC and this got folk annoyed. Not a deal breaker for me tbh.
  14. TheBear

    Standard equipment on 2019 300 R

    You should be fine then.