The most powerful production Golf to date is on its way to the shores of America in the form of the VW Golf R. And with 50 more horsepower than the award-winning 2.0L TSI®, this is the VW a lot of Dub loyalists have been waiting for. Here are a few juicy details to tide you over until its release.
The Golf R is fitted with a turbocharged, 2.0L inline 4, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Power is delivered to all four wheels via the Haldex
4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system and exits the Golf R through a set of dual exhaust tips, centered at the rear. Drivers will notice right off the line that the turbocharged engine blasts the Golf R from zero to 60 – and the bigger brakes bring it back to zero – faster than ever.
Available in 2-door or 4-door body styles, the R will feature a number of model-specific touches. On the outside, it’s equipped with unique 18-inch alloy wheels, R badging and body kit, while the interior packs in signature upholstery, doorsills, shift knob and steering wheel. The Golf R will also come with dual- zone Climatronic® air-conditioning and leather seating surfaces, standard. The Golf R will be released in the U.S. in limited numbers for a very limited time.
In case you’ve forgotten, the car is good for 0-60 mph runs in less than 6.0 seconds and a combined fuel economy–for the European cycle–of around 28 mpg. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
We will be sure to keep you informed when updates, release dates, etc come our way!
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