2012 Volkswagen Golf R MotorWeek — Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors

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Episode 3134

We give to Volkswagen for inventing the “pocket niche when it launched the GTI back in 1975. But, for American fans had to make do the GTI as VW hottest hatch, while got much more serious Now, VW gave us a taste in ’08 with the R32, but it wasn’t the full-on Golf many of us were looking So has it finally arrived? Well, hit the track in the new Golf R and feel the

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R indeed throw out some as well as some horsepower; 256 to be from Volkswagen’s familiar turbo-4. However, it’s not the 2-liter found in the GTI, an EA113 shared with the TTS. It sports a beefed-up and stronger connecting rods to the 17psi of boost coming the BorgWarner K04 turbo. Still, it puts out 6-more horsepower the previous Golf R32, and is up by only 7 pound feet to

In straight line testing, equates to a 0-60 time of almost half a second than the last R32 that we while the quarter mile is half a second quicker at flat and a nice even 100 4motion all-wheel-drive makes a simple affair, as it can send up to of the torque to the rear wheels.

is 6-speed manual only, and are close, so be ready to shift. It like Volkswagen will keep some goodies for in Europe, as we won’t be getting the DSG here in the states. Based on the suspension, the R gets a thorough and the ride is noticeably stiffer, obviously makes for increased at the track.

And we pushed the Golf R to its limits at Road Raceway near Georgia and found it to be well with quick and precise but not enough reserve power to get you too much trouble. Front stays surprisingly mild, the Golf R does prefer a corner entry. As you can even do a throttle-on rear steering, it for a fun package that we feel is improved over the R32.

previous R models, the new R is available as a 2-door and 4-door. We chose the which is actually a 5-door The Golf’s timeless shape but the R adds both some and functional upgrades. A new front features larger air intakes, LED running lights, and a blacked out with R logo. Bi-Xenon are standard. Looking down the you’ll see slightly extended skirts and 18-inch aluminum-alloy hiding R-labeled black calipers. While out back, a new rear bumper with wrapped around 2 centered pipes and a large hatch-mounted

Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors

Inside, there are plenty of R on display, as well as a flat-bottomed wheel, and aluminum pedals. feature blue needles, and are splashes of aluminum trim Golf R’s come well equipped as dual climate, steering wheel Bluetooth, and 8-speaker stereo are all The Sunroof and Navigation package the obvious, but also an upgraded Dynaudio stereo and keyless with push button Front seats have fast corner bolstering, and are comfortable. Rear seats are as well, although expectedly, on legroom. But like all Golf’s, the split 60/40 seatback the 15.3 cubic feet of space into the mini-ute

For a performance car, fuel is notable. Government Fuel Ratings are 19-City and 27-Highway. to average 22 miles-per-gallon of Premium That makes a decent Impact Score of 15-barrels of oil consumed annually and 6.7 tons of CO2 emissions.

Pricing has always been a point for the GTI and Golf models, and continues to be the case, as the Golf R packs a lot of performance into its price of $35,360; adding and nav. only takes it up to The 2-door starts at $34,760.

the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R may be the powerful Golf ever here in the States, it’s not the power that makes it a in our book. It’s the sweet and overall fun factor that us of the original GTI. So, while “pocket rockets” have along way since the first rivals still have a lot of to do if they want to keep up the Golf R.

Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors

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