The Volkswagen Golf R World Premiere
Since the world premiere of the new Golf R, Volkswagen have been celebrating the most powerful series-production model of the brand’s most successful product line ever. With pre-sales already underway since early November, the all-wheel drive Golf offers exceptional dynamics and technology, making it a benchmark in its class.
The latest Golf R produces a maximum of an astonishing 320PS, with models available in both petrol and diesel as well as a mild plug-in hybrid powertrain. Plus, with 420 Nm of torque, cutting edge running gear and the new all-wheel drive 4MOTION, dynamic driving comes as standard. The 4MOTION system is included with R-Performance Torque Vectoring, which distributes the engine output between the wheels, making it significantly more agile when cornering.
With a 0-61mph of just 4.7 seconds, the new Golf R is the most powerful in the model line up to date. Plus, with the addition of the optional R-Performance package, the top sped can be increased to over 167mph. The new Golf R also features a world first thanks to the all-wheel drive boasting a network via a Vehicle Dynamics Manager (VDM) with other running gear systems like electronic differential locks (XDS) and adaptive chassis control (DCC). The new integration of these system means the new model offers top traction characteristics and neutral handling with an ultimate level of precision.
The R-Performance package is also fine-tuned on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, offering a “Special” driving profile which gears the key drive parameters towards the legendary race track – making it up to 19 seconds quicker per lap than its predecessor according to inhouse test drives.
The new Golf R is continuing the tradition set by the first Golf R32 in 2002 as the most powerful Golf at the time with 241PS produced by the 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine. The 2002 model powered from 0-61mph in just 6.6 seconds. Over the years, the Golf R32 became available with a dual clutch gearbox, ever increasing PS and changed to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI. Since then, the Golf R32 became the R with a new PS output of 270 in 2009, with a new generation following in 2013 and finally, the new Golf R today, improves even further by offering over 300PS.
Contact your local Caffyns Volkswagen today to find out more and to discover the impressive Golf R for yourself.