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Volkswagen Golf R32

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Auto Ten Point Test rating: 86%


The Golf R32 is the car for when the Golf GTi isn’t enough. It might be a faster, a little more and a little more exclusive, but for junkies, these little add up to a lot.

Powered by a big 3.2-litre V6 the Golf R32 features Volkswagen’s 4Motion four-wheel drive making it a stunning cross cruiser. We spent several miles behind the wheel to out if it’s just a posh GTi or entirely different.

1. Looks

The standard Volkswagen Golf is an car, with its classless and is instantly recognisable. The range-topping R32 itself out from the rest of the with a silver grille and big surround – rather than the racy black of the GTi – big 18-inch and a deep rear bumper two centrally-mounted exhausts. The Golf R32 sits lower than the GTi and is longer than other

2. Looks inside 9/10

The Golf is still the hatchback to the interior of all others are judged. quality plastics are fitted with a premium feel manufacturers can only attempt to The Golf R32 comes with chrome inserts across the and doors and aluminium pedals with the squiggle pattern the R32 logo. The R32 also features seats with integrated which are extremely supportive and a flat-bottomed steering wheel R32 branding. Even the speedo is to this model, with markings from 0 to 180mph.

3. Practicality 7/10

The latest Golf is the biggest yet, plenty of space for all occupants and rear. The R32’s boot 245 litres; which is almost 100 than the standard car due to the four-wheel system. That means is on par with the much smaller

4. Ride and Handling 10/10

The of the Golf R32’s handling it down to Volkswagen’s excellent four-wheel drive system employs a Haldex clutch to power between the front and wheels. As this Haldex is electronic, it links with safety systems, such as ABS and control. On the road this the R32 can get all 247bhp down on the tarmac minimal wheelspin, and through with the kind of pace few hot hatches can manage. But it’s not all and no involvement. Its electro-mechanical power varies the level of assistance on speed, can compensate for driving and has the side effect of improving by avoiding the need for an energy-sapping set-up. Some drivers may the low profile tyres cause a too much road noise.

5. Performance 9/10

The 3.2-litre V6 in the Golf R32 makes it noticeably than the GTi. It’ll 62mph from rest in 6.5 in manual guise and 6.2 when with VW’s excellent DSG gearbox. The speed of both is limited to 155mph. The big capacity has lots of pulling power at low speeds, which makes for acceleration in all of its six gears. It also a nice boomy exhaust with a racecar-like buzz the car is pushed, but its all very quiet at a motorway pace.

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6. Running Costs

Volkswagen Golf R32

The Volkswagen Golf R32 is expensive to especially when compared to the Golf GTi, but it many regard it as a small price to pay for And constant demand for used keeps used values But that big engine will a dent in the wallet. It’ll 26.4mpg in manual guise and with the DSG ‘box – about less than the GTi. of 257g/km place it in tax band G, costs £400 a year, and group 18 will sting

7. Reliability 8/10

Everything is with the quality you’d from Volkswagen. The engine has around for a while, as have the so most problems should be out. The Golf performs in the Reliability Index for the cost and of repairs.

8. Safety 10/10

The Volkswagen scored a full five rating in the EuroNCAP crash programme. The R32 features driver, front side and curtain whiplash-reducing headrests, ABS with assist, ESP with electronic lock and traction control as

9. Equipment 8/10

Away the go faster bits, the Volkswagen R32 has the you’d expect from a hatchback. Two-zone climate automatic headlights, electric electric and heated mirrors, computer, rain-sensing wipers, bi-xenon headlights and tinted all come as standard. Options from this standard kit are expensive. Common specified include heated leather seats (£2,395) and touch-screen with 30GB hard which is compatible with data formats (£1,845).

10. 9/10

The R32 is the hottest Volkswagen Golf, and as will always be a very car for performance fans. And this car is than worthy of sitting the excellent GTi in the range.

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