Volkswagen Golf is known for being an affordable car with necessary safety features but interestingly, VW made a U-turn by announcing the most expensive Golf car ever. Introduced as a competitor to the Audi Sedan S3, VW Golf R is more expensive and powerful than its predecessors. Other models of VW golf cars are still regarded as the affordable car in the market with high security and reliability ratings. By announcing this car, VW has definitely took a bold decision that they believe will work well against its competitors.
As the VW made a decision to give a sporty look to its Golf series, it has to convince the user by giving refined interiors and exteriors. The VW has done a considerably good interior and exterior needed for a sporty car. The car features a turbo charged four-cylinder with a reasonable 292 horsepower. Six-clutch automatic transmission is the added advantage of this vehicle. VW has considerably decreased time to reach 60 mph from 0 mph at 5.2 seconds. VW golf R comes with three driving modes and they are Racing mode, Normal mode and individual mode. New advances in technology such as navigation system and advanced syncing options have been introduced in this model.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4
Displacement: 121 cu in, 1984 cc
Power: 292 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
Wheelbase: 103.5 in
Length: 167.9 in
Width: 70.8 in Height: 56.5 in
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.9 sec