2018 Volkswagen Golf R Australian specs confirmed

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.”

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Australian specs confirmedWe 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.




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  1. Just wanted to know if the Golf 2018 110TSI Comfortline auto has a CD player. I use my car cd player all the time to play “talking books” (rather than music).

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