New Golf R opens for ordering this week
04 November 2013 Fastest accelerating production Golf yet is real firecracker
The new Golf R opens for ordering this week, adding real fireworks to the range. Keep an eye on Desktop for when it will appear on our vehicle ordering system.
The hottest of hatchbacks is the fastest-accelerating Golf yet, and comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 300PS and 380Nm of torque.
The power is transferred to the road via the latest 4MOTION four-wheel drive system which enables the R to accelerate from standstill to 62mph in just 5.3 seconds (compared with 5.7 seconds for the previous model), or 4.9 seconds when fitted with the optional six-speed DSG gearbox. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
The new Golf R isn’t just faster, either; with officially verified fuel consumption of 39.8 pg on the combined cycle (40.9mpg for the DSG version), and CO2 emissions as low as 159 g/km it is up to 18 per cent more efficient than its predecessor.
The volkswagen.co.uk configurator for the model is due to be completed on 2 January. In the meantime, the Golf R features on the site’s ‘Coming soon’ page.
Download an electronic copy of the price list below.
Dynaudio sound system will not be available at launch and is expected to be released from mid-2014. Park Assist will not be available on Golf R.
The on-sale date is planned for 4 February 2014 by which time we will have finalised the ABI insurance information.
R 3dr 6spd manual R 3dr 6spd DSG R 5dr 6spd manual R 5dr 6spd DSG £29,900 £31,315 £30,555 £31,970
Retailer demonstrators will be allocated in the normal way.
Key differences from Golf GTI:
- Fuel tank capacity increased to 55 litres (from 50)
- Luggage capacity reduced from 380 litres to 343 litres (rear seats up)
- Luggage capacity reduced from 1,270 litres to 1,233 litres (rear seats folded)
- New colour available for the R – Lapiz blue (see images)
- Standard wheels are 18-inch Cadiz alloys, with a 19-inch Pretoria alloys optional
- ‘Race Mode’ available when the Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) is chosen
- Standard bi-xenon headlights with new design LED daytime running lights (double-U design)
- Quad-chrome exhaust pipes and other external styling tweaks such as matt chrome mirror caps
- ‘ESC Sport’ mode delays the activation of the ESC systems which can also be fully deactivated
- Golf R dials and key
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