New Golf R

Jason8822

Well-Known Member
22 Aug 2013 | Foreign News : Germany |
Volkswagen has released the first details of its powerful new Volkswagen Golf R, ahead of the formal launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

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With a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 295 potent German horses and 380Nm of torque, the power is transferred to the tarmac via the latest 4MOTION four-wheel drive system. Under low loads or when coasting, the rear axle is decoupled, aiding in fuel efficiency, yet within fractions of a second, the drive to the rear axle can be engaged and if necessary, almost 100 percent of power can be transferred to the rear axle.

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The Golf R is not all about the muscle, as it's 18 percent more efficient than its predecessor The new Golf R is the fastest accelerating production Golf yet, with the benchmark century sprint timing to be completed in just 5.3 seconds - 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor. The car is even faster when fitted with the optional six-speed DSG gearbox, at 4.9 seconds before climbing to a governed top speed of 249km/h.

The Golf R is powered by a newly developed version of the TSI engine found in the GTI model, but with certain mechanical changes like a modified cylinder head, exhaust valves, pistons and turbocharger among others.

The Golf R is 20mm lower than the standard Golf, and 5mm lower than the GTI. Like the GTI and GTD, the Golf R is equipped with progressive steering, which reduces the number of turns lock to lock to just 2.1, rather than 2.75.

Visually, the Golf R can be distinguished by its new front bumper design, modified radiator grille with 'R' badging and newly developed daytime running lights that are integrated into the standard bi-xenon headlights. Bespoke body-coloured sills, and black brake callipers with 'R' logos can be found on the car's profile. At the rear, there are smoked LED taillights and quadruple chrome-tipped exhaust pipes - a pair flanking the 'R' diffuser on either side.

The interior features sports seats with a fabric centre section and Alcantara bolsters, while the instrument dials are bespoke for the R model, and include typical touches such as blue needles.
 
Re: New Golf R

Ya of course
BMW best cos i'm still driving one
 
Re: New Golf R

I will buy a M135 anyday.....but will spray away those headlights
 
Re: New Golf R

Price wise M135 higher right ?
Not fair comparo
Its like 650 vs lambo
 
Re: New Golf R

swee. no need to mod suspension
stock is the best

The Golf R is 20mm lower than the standard Golf, and 5mm lower than the GTI. Like the GTI and GTD, the Golf R is equipped with progressive steering, which reduces the number of turns lock to lock to just 2.1, rather than 2.75.
 
Re: New Golf R

wa got xenon, drl and good fc.
is it got better resale than a45?
does it come with paddle shifts?
 
Re: New Golf R

GTi and R have pretty good resale
Not sure about A45 though
Was looking for one last year but gave up cos their price rock hard as if just eaten tungkat ali
 
Re: New Golf R

Rabid;1028131 said:
does it come with paddle shifts?

normal spore version comes w/dsg = paddle-shifts.
fast very smooth w/ nice blehhh blipping sound durin up-shifts.
 
Re: New Golf R

the mk5 r32 mk6r20 n successor mk7r20 Rs are wonderful well-engineered german cars. anyone driving one will luv it..like i luv my mk6 cw r.
only xx IMHO is mk7 r has 2-exos tips each rear side very unlike previous mk5 r32 n mk6r20 with the signature twin centre pipes.
hopefully, it will have a Rs version w/ 2.5lt 5-cyl.
on such a complete 4-wd platform, it will be real serious contender for HOTTEST NEW HATCH!
 

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