FRANKFURT – Volkswagen AG is preparing to launch a high-performance division to be called “R” to take on BMW AG’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG. VW will introduce a high-performance version of the Golf The first evidence of VW's commitment to an image-based range of low-volume models comes with the launch of the new Golf R32. “If the R32 succeeds in the autumn of 2002, we will show cars pointing in this direction," says a senior executive. "In Wolfsburg, we are tinkering with ...

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