VW Golf R 2012 Volkswagen Golf R Review Road & Track — Volkswagen Golf R32

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Volkswagen Golf R32

By Matt DeLorenzo March 7,

As the most powerful small car offered by Volkswagen. the 2012 VW R has a dual purpose in appealing to owners of the previous Golf R32 and to new visibility to the R line of performance

While the R32, which was for three models years back in 2004, was powered by a VR-6 making 250 bhp, the new R uses a pumped up version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4. to this powerplant, including injection, raise output 200 to 256 bhp and torque from 207 to 243 lb ft. As a result, the R is more powerful than the R32 with better weight Golf R has 60 percent of its weight on the axle, 40 percent on the rear and a weight of 3300 lb.

VW says the Golf R is capable of mph acceleration of just 5.9 sec. the original R32, this model also offers drive as standard equipment and with a 6-speed manual

The Golf R has a more aggressive than the standard models to larger blacked-out inlets in the front fascia, a gloss grille, LED daytime running bi-xenon headlamps, and a half-inch ride height. The Golf R on 18-in. Talladega 5-spoke wheels, and it’s also with upgraded brakes black calipers, flared sills and a blacked-out rear with prominent twin

Inside, the car features a leather-trimmed steering wheel with a flat bottom, aggressively sport seats, and an option that includes a sunroof, climate controls, keyless and on-board navigation.

Lighter Nose, Crisper

Volkswagen Golf R32

By opting for the GTI’s turbo VW has made the Golf R more than the nose-heavy R32. that advantage is somewhat by the difference in power delivery, was more immediate in the normally R32. The turbo takes a bit time to spool up into its spot.

In a drive of the VW Golf R, a version with the twin DSG system, I found it much rewarding to manually select gears in the twisty bits to the revs up and the car more responsive. I’d let the gearbox automatically to a higher gear, I felt a pause in the engine’s ability to my right foot. The 6-speed while not be as quick as the DSG against the should prove to be a more to drive by allowing the driver to onto a specific gear pushing the car hard.

In addition to the better balance, the R also makes great use of the center differential, which almost telepathic in the way it engages the wheels, giving the car a neutral in cornering. The steering is also with good feedback#151;the car much like another pocket rocket of days by, the Lancia Delta Integrale. The R is a great vehicle for point-and-shoot

By offering the Golf R in a choice of 3- or body styles, Volkswagen that#151;despite coming with a 6-speed manual#151;this sporty new will appeal to a wider Pricing has yet to be announced, but VW says it be about the same as the previous R starting around $31,000. 5000 are expected to be built deliveries beginning this

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Volkswagen Golf R32

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