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What the media thinks of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

July 31 2017,

What the media thinks of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

The media loves the Volkswagen Golf R. As a matter of fact, many automotive journalists bring up Volkswagen’s most powerful Golf model as soon as someone asks them which vehicle they would purchase. The Volkswagen Golf R recently got a new design, improved driving dynamics and a sleeker design. It didn’t need any of that to stand out, but these improvements made it even more desirable.

Here are a few 2017 Volkswagen Golf R that showcase just how impressive VW’s pocket rocket is.

If you love the Golf GTI but crave more power, check out the Golf R—it, too, is a 10Best winner. The R is an all-out performance model with a 292-hp turbo 2.0-liter four, all-wheel drive, a sport suspension, 18-inch wheels, and a six-speed manual. A six-speed automatic with launch control is optional. In our testing, the automatic was faster to 60 mph than the manual by 0.7 second. Standard features include satellite radio, heated seats, keyless entry with push-button start, and Bluetooth. - Car and Driver


The Volkswagen Golf R is a wildly entertaining hatchback with an abundance of power, the control of all-wheel drive and sporty handling that'll get your pulse racing. Even more significant, however, is that it also gets high marks for comfort and convenience.


What’s the fuss? Well, for the uninitiated, the four-door R is the ne plus ultra of VW’s ubiquitous Golf lineup, the most potent model ever to be sold in North America. Now with 292 horsepower, the 2016 Golf R has 36 hp more than the previous limited-edition version, which was last sold as a 2013 model. Under the hood is a more advanced version of the turbocharged and direct-injected EA888 TSI 2.0-litre four-cylinder that’s in the GTI. Maximum torque has been increased to 280 pound-feet, available between 1,800 to 5,500 rpm –

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R, contact us today at Fifth Avenue Auto Haus!


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