2015 Volkswagen Golf R Preview Drive (On Ice) — Volkswagen Golf

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Drive (On Ice)

We’ve had our first drive of the 2015 Golf R —even though about a year ahead of the it arrives to the U.S.

Oh, and there’s one little asterisk attached to any of this being a full We really only drove it on near the Arctic Circle, in the region of Northern Sweden, on a lake around Arvidsjaur, an that German automakers for cold-weather testing.

And that it was. The temperature was a -20 degrees Fahrenheit the night we and a blustery 3 degrees when we out on the lake the next morning.

Why on the Partly, it served to show off how well the Golf R’s 4Motion drive system can fit the traction of the moment; and partly, it emphasized the between stability modes and including a snarling new Race

Drifting on studs, on inches of ice

And it was a (frozen) blast to get the Golf R out on the studded Lappi Winter that are legal only in a few regions of the U.S. seasonally. this setup, VW was able to off that Golf R now has a stability system can be completely turned off reactivated the moment you tap the brakes, the last generation), and that it has a Sport Mode that lots of freedom to drift and before the system calculates a nudge in the right direction.

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Ice driving demands both and, at times, some maneuvers affecting steering and Thankfully the Golf R’s all-wheel drive system is to play both sides; as we on the ice, it’s ready to quickly and send up to 100 percent of to the rear wheels if needed, or the power almost infinitely and from the front to rear, on the conditions and what you dial up your right foot.

That’s allowed through 5 hardware that includes a viscous clutch, actuated by oil An electrohydraulic pump primes the at 30 bar (435 psi), so that it decouples the rear wheels cruising, yet the valve controlling can respond almost instantaneously, more power to the rear. Due to new that now incorporate more such as wheel speed, angle, and of course throttle as well as sensors for the stability the all-wheel drive system can more proactively than before. Meanwhile, sophisticated systems (under several of acronyms that you really need to know) pulse the to moderate power left to

Fire and ice, finesse and

What we were particularly with is how the all-wheel drive appears to reward finesse, also delivering the sort of changes in power distribution and that someone might and need on ice or other slippery By the end of our day out on the frozen lake we were confidently throwing the Golf R and relying on our sense of balance, and the and throttle, not the stability system the worst that can happen is to it into a snowbank, which we you can get a little more adventurous).


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