The most powerful Golf seventh name under the hood the same block as the 2.0 TFSI Audi A3. It will be presented in Frankfurt.
Volkswagen will not make us wait long. Just one day after posting a teaser to stir our curiosity, the German brand unveils the all new version of the Golf, the very sporty R.
Start by looking at what’s under the hood. R 2014 vintage shows the block 2.0-liter TFSI Audi S3 cousin. This four-cylinder engine develops 300 hp and a torque of 380 Nm compared to the previous generation, this is a gain of 30 hp and 30 Nm Maximum speed is still electronically limited to 250 km / h.
Rising power, lower fuel consumption
0 to 100 km / h takes less than 5 seconds (4.9 to be precise) when the car is equipped with the DSG dual-clutch automated gearbox. With a six-speed manual transmission, it is necessary 5.3 seconds. Consumption is declining despite the power progress. The new R would require, on average, 18% less fuel compared to its predecessor.
The big sister of the GTI is equipped with the latest version of the 4Motion AWD with differential lock XDS. The DCC adaptive damping system as an option offers a choice of operating modes via a switch on the center console, including “Race” mode.
Level look good in Volkswagen, the Golf R is not in the outrageous. It can be recognized even when the first glance through his shield before specific, with enlarged air intakes. We also note the unprecedented buildup of optical with daytime running lights in the form of “U”.
The wheels have been modified, they are 18 inches in original size. Like all R Volkswagen that respect, like the Golf 6 Cabriolet revealed in Geneva, the car is unveiled with a blue tint, which brings out the color aluminum mirrors.
Car-Net is offered for the VW Golf R in conjunction with the Discover Pro radio-navigation system and the “Premium” mobile phone interface. It consists of a set of new mobile online services. For example, Car-Net lets drivers integrate highly up-to-date traffic information into dynamic route guidance and input online Points of Interest (POI) into the navigation system. It also integrates the 360-degree panoramic street perspective images of Google Street View. Realistic photographic satellite images can also be displayed, which are based on the Google-Earth™ map service (Google Maps).
The Golf R will premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will arrive in Europe in the fourth quarter of this year. Prices in Germany start from €38,325 ($51,325). U.S. sales should start within the next year or so.