Volkswagen reveals the new Golf R

Special Cars 26 Aug 2013
Volkswagen reveals the new Golf R

Volkswagen has revealed the new Golf R – the model line-up flagship with a 300 hp powertrain and increased efficiency.


The new Golf R is powered by a newly designed 300 PS TSI (221 kW), which is 30 PS stronger but up to 18 per cent more fuel efficient than that in the previous model.

Volkswagen Golf R - Design Sketch

Like all three previous Golf R models, the new model also adopts a permanent all-wheel drive system, couples with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling.

The Golf R with a manual gearbox reaches 100 km/h after just 5.1 seconds (previous model: 5.7 s), while with the dual clutch gearbox (DSG) the sports car completes the classic sprint in an even faster 4.9 seconds.

Volkswagen Golf R - Design Sketch

The exterior design is characterized by specially designed bumpers, side sills and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Golf R

The special model can also be visually distinguished by the standard bi-xenon headlights with newly designed LED daytime running lights (in dual-U design), dark red LED rear lights and two-branch exhaust system with four chrome tailpipes.

Volkswagen Golf R

Inside, the Golf R underlines its position as the flagship of the model range with sport seats in a “fabric-Alcantara” material mix, leather-trimmed three-spoke sport steering wheel, ambience lighting, automatic climate control and a radio-CD system with touchscreen.

The car’s top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Despite the car’s exceptionally agile driving performance and 30 PS more power, fuel consumption of the Golf R was reduced from 8.5 to 7.1 l/100 km compared to that of the previous model. CO2 emissions were also improved from 199 to 165 g/km.

Among the technical highlights are the newly configured sport suspension system (body height lowered by 20 mm), the new progressive steering system and “ESC Sport” – which can now be fully deactivated for driving on a race track.

Optional highlights include the further developed DCC dynamic chassis control system with the driving profile selector that features a new Race mode.

The official debut will take place a t the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, while the market launch – for both the two and four-door models – is expected for the fourth quarter of this year.

(Source: Volkswagen)

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