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Volkswagen Golf R32

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The Volkswagen R32 hatchback was introduced to the U.S. in 2004 as a range-topping model for performance cars. Starting the Golf and GTI platform of the time, engineers shoehorned in enough parts to make the R32 a standout in its class. Along with the boost in power, courtesy of a V6, the R32 also included VW’s all-wheel-drive system, more suspension tuning and a sporty These upgrades enabled the R32 to fairly impressive performance and earned it an almost cultlike The car’s limited availability to its appeal — just examples were sold in that first and only

VW enthusiasts in the U.S. would to wait four more for the second-generation R32. Again in limited numbers, the Volkswagen R32 was on the latest Golf, or Rabbit in the The exterior changes between the and second-generation R32s were and they pretty much the same engine, but the new R32 boasted a body structure as well as a interior and more cabin Sadly for enthusiasts, the second-generation R32 was to a single year of stateside (2008), just like its

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The Volkswagen R32 came as a two-door in 2008, its sole year of and was powered by a 3.2-liter V6. The V6 produced 250 and 236 pound-feet of torque and was paired a six-speed automated dual-clutch transmission (VW’s direct-shift or DSG) featuring steering-wheel-mounted shifters. All-wheel drive was and one could expect a 0-60 of 6.0 seconds.

Distinguishing between the first- and Volkswagen R32 is best accomplished by the nose and tail of each. designs differ noticeably, and the grille is surrounded by a brushed-metallic that extends below the into the front airdam, its predecessor has a more traditional plastic fascia. From the the most discernible differences are the taillight designs and the placement of the — the second generation has its polished pipes mounted while the first generation’s are located farther apart.

The second-generation R32’s upmarket amenities included xenon heated leather seats, connectivity and high-quality interior As far as options were concerned for the R32, there were two — a navigation system and a choice of either all-season or summer tires.

In reviews, our praised the R32’s cool and driving character. Hardly fazed this car, it was a midcorner bump, a stop-and-go commute or a wide-open stretch of Cabin appointments were — other hot hatches come close to the sense of that the R32’s interior One of our few complaints concerned the V6, which sound or feel as urgent as it in a performance-oriented car at this price

Volkswagen Golf R32

Past Volkswagen R32 Models

The R32 was a short-lived model produced for 2004. Initially, Volkswagen convinced buyers in the U.S. be interested in an enthusiast-oriented compact the R32. It had been eight since the company ceased on the Corrado, its top-level performance When the two-door R32 finally on our shores, it was made available only one option — seats.

Power was generated by venerable VR6 engine, which had pumped up to 3.2 liters for this resulting in 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. A manual was the only available Knowing full well this amount of power be excessive if channeled solely the front wheels, VW endowed the R32 standard AWD.

While the Volkswagen R32 was never to take on rally-inspired models Japan, the comparisons to these pocket rockets were All were at home on a racetrack or in with abundant power and And while the R32 lacked the all-out thrust of the Japanese models, it up for this shortcoming with its livability, which put those rivals to shame. The R32’s of turbo lag and its ability to carve lines through canyon while maintaining a civilized on long highway straights it an all-purpose Swiss Army compared to the more specialized from Asia.

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