The Volkswagen Golf R takes performance, power and style – all hallmarks of the legendary Volkswagen Golf and pushes them to the next level. Born from a unique blend of motorsport performance and technology, the Golf R delivers all the power and excitement you could want from your Golf.
The Golf R is powered by a 2.0 litre TSI engine and a six speed manual gearbox (or six speed auto DSG), producing 300PS. This raw power is handled by the ‘R’ features 4MOTION four wheel drive to seamlessly propel the 18inch ‘Cadiz’ alloy wheels from 0.62 mph in just 5.1 seconds (4.9 seconds on DSG models). The Golf R can reach a top speed of 155mph – this is no ordinary Golf.
SafetyThe Golf R offers a variety of safety enhancements to ensure you and your passengers are protected on every journey. Technologies such as Enhanced Stabilisation Control that monitor the progress of your wheels in case they start to slip are continually being pushed and enhanced by Volkswagen to make every drive as safe as possible. The latest manufacturing methods also contribute to Volkswagen’s impressive safety record, including state of the art laser welding to ensure that the inner cell structure becomes much stronger to absorb more energy, protecting drivers and passengers.
As soon as you set eyes on the Golf R, it is impossible not to take notice of the distinctive styling package which includes ‘Black’ brake calipers with ‘R’ logo, ‘Black’ rear diffuser and twin oval chrome exhaust tailpipes and the unique ‘R’ sports suspension. The styling pack also includes specially shaped front and rear bumpers and side sills, ‘R’ badging and a unique ‘R’ radiator grille with matt-chrome strip. Matt-chrome effect door mirrors add to the thrill, with bi-xenon headlights and static cornering function with automatic range adjustment keep your view as illuminated as possible. Double ‘U-shaped’ LED daytime running lights complete the breath-taking visual impact. For a real touch of exclusivity the Golf R includes optional ‘Lapiz Blue’ metallic signature paint.
The interior of the Golf R completes the picture with specially embroidered ‘R’ logo head restraints which provide support and comfort while cornering. The leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel really puts you in control and gives a truly authentic sports feel. The upholstery also compliments this, with seat centre sections featuring grey Alcantara side bolsters, ‘Carbon-touch’ decorative inserts on the dash and door panels and ‘Gloss Black’ decorative inserts in the centre console. The Golf R not only screams performance, but style and luxury.
|Vehicle length||4276 mm|
(unladen) 1436 mm|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1476 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||2.0-litre/4
|Engine Capacity||1984 cc|
|Max Torque||160 nm|
|Max Power||63 kW @ 4800 rpm|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 5.1sec|
|Combined cycle||39.8 mpg|
|Urban cycle||32.1 mpg|