213kW Volkswagen Golf R coming soon…
We’ve been covering the Australian arrival of the refreshed and reinvigorated Volkswagen Golf, now we have more details on the sporty Golf R variant.
Confirmed this morning by Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Golf R 7.5 (7.5 is the term being used for the refreshed model) is promising a sub 5 second 0-100km/h sprint when it lands locally in August.
The extra go comes from a new 213kW/380Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged engine and new seven-speed DSG auto transmission.
A six-speed manual transmission will also be available and, as expected, all-wheel drive will come as standard on the Golf R 7.5.
Speaking of standard features, the sporty Golf R will also boast:
- 9.2″ infotainment/navigation system with App-Connect
- Vienna leather appointed upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Dark tinted rear and rear side windows
- Metallic/Pearl Effect paint
- 19″ (Spielberg) alloy wheels
- Reverse camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Forward collision alert/braking
Volkswagen Australia boss, Michael Bartsch, says the Golf R is a true performance car.
“You need not look too far into the past to find the time when 4.8 seconds was the preserve of a Porsche 911,”
“It is extraordinary that a relatively affordable car not only attains this performance, but includes refinements and technologies that remain options in some prestige brands.”
We will bring you 2018 Volkswagen Golf R pricing details when confirmed, in the meantime you can stay up to date with the latest Volkswagen Golf News here.