Put simply, the Volkswagen Golf R is faster than any production
Volkswagen that came before it. This super hatchback merges sportscar
thrills with everyday practicality to satisfy the most ardent motoring
The R-badged version shares the same compact shape as all other modern Golf models but stands apart with athletic styling. It rides on 18-inch 'Cadiz' alloy wheels with the option for 19-inch rims, and behind them sit stylish black-painted brake callipers. The R styling pack adds unique front and rear bumpers, plus flared side sills that complement the black rear diffuser and integrated rear spoiler. Twin oval exhaust pipes finished in chrome hint at the car's potent pace, and R badging features across the body to let admirers know the status of this rapid model.
The interior is a reflection of the exterior, bringing together a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with R logo, white instrument lighting and an R-specific instrument cluster. Carbon decorative inserts feature alongside gloss black dashboard accents, chrome-plated air vent surrounds and stainless steel pedals to create a premium atmosphere. The steering wheel is height and reach-adjustable and there are storage compartments in the front and rear doors as well as the roof console.
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As you savour the confident acceleration and agile handling your passengers can stay entertained by the Composition Media System (CMS) with a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio and Multi-Device Interface. Wherever you travel you can also connect with the outside world by linking your phone via Bluetooth® to take calls when on the move. Meanwhile, the multifunction computer with 3.5-inch TFT display presents key journey details and includes gear change recommendation for improved fuel consumption.
Inspiring performance is the reason why motorists turn to the Golf R and its superb 298bhp 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine. When married to an auto-DSG gearbox 0-60mph is over in less than five seconds, and with manual transmission the same is completed in around 5.1 seconds. The addition of Driver Profile Selection enables you to adjust output at the push of a button to suit the conditions or your preferred style. Five modes are available including those that prioritise comfort, sporty responses or eco-aware performance.
Safety hasn't been compromised for pace by Volkswagen, as the Golf R is just as well equipped in this area as its stablemates. The active Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system includes Anti-slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) which all control the car's power and keep you in command. For passive protection the German firm has fitted a curtain airbag system to join knee, front, rear and side bags plus whiplash-optimised head restraints in the front.
Book a Test Drive
The Golf R promises to inject excitement into the rest of your journeys, which you can sample through a pulsating test drive. Get in touch with Johnsons Volkswagen in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield or Tamworth to schedule your time at the wheel.