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Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Year 2009
Engine 2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder
Transmission 6 speed manual or semi auto, 4WD
Max speed 155 mph (electronically limited)
0-60 mph 5.5seconds (with DSG transmission)
Horsepower 265 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
weight -

The volkswagen Golf R which was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show was introduced as the "fastest-accelerating Golf ever produced", and with a 0-60 mph time of a mere 5.5 seconds with the DSG gearbox the numbers speak for themselves.

Powering the Golf R is the same turbocharged, 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine from the Scirocco R. This engine manages to procure 265 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm. It does all this while also offering 33.2 mpg (combined cycle), and CO2 emissions of 199g/km. So not only is the Golf R more powerful than the outgoing R32, it's also more efficient.

345 mm diameter front brake discs (rear: 310 mm) and upgraded callipers are complimented by uprated suspension that’s been lowered by 25 mm with revised spring and damper rates and new anti-roll bars. The Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) has also been revised for the Golf R with two stages designed for track use. Finally, the electro-mechanical power steering system has been tweaked to sharpen responses.

Unlike the four-wheel drive system fitted to the Golf R32 that relied on differing wheel speeds between the front and rear axles to engage the four-wheel drive, the system fitted to the Golf R uses a pre-charged hydraulic system that’s able to react more quickly while also limiting the torque being channelled through either axle to reduce wheelspin. In extreme cases up to 100 per cent of the torque can be channelled to the rear wheels if required.

Visually the VW Golf R is set apart from the standard Golf and GTI models thanks to new front and rear bumpers with integrated LED running lights up front, and a gloss black diffuser at the rear which houses the twin tailpipes. A set of Xenon headlights, new black grille and wing mirrors, new sideskirts and unique 18" (19" optional) alloy wheels complete the exterior upgrades.

The interior of the Golf R has also had some special treatment. A set of aluminium kick plates are equipped with the 'R' logo, and the sports seats are finished in grey Alcantara suede and high-grip black mesh cloth. The interior also features gloss black highlights on the dash and door inserts, while the blue needles on the speedometer and tachomter are also unique to the Golf R.


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Volkswagen Scirocco R





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