Frankfurt 2013: Launching of the Volkswagen Golf R

Frankfurt 2013: Launching of the Volkswagen Golf R image

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The quickest production VW Golf made so far

Frankfurt 2013 witnessed the unveiling of the new Volkswagen Golf R, the fastest-accelerating production Golf yet. It has a 2 liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of 300 PS and 380 Nm that transfers the power to the 4MOTION four-wheel drive system. With its set-up, it can launch from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds, and in just 4.9 seconds if fitted with the optional 6-speed DSG gearbox. Despite being a faster model compared to its predecessor, the new Golf R is electronically limited to run up to 250 km/h only. Despite a powerful and fast engine,  the car has a consumption of 17 km/l, and 159 g CO2/km.

Its four-wheel drive system is the latest fifth-generation Haldex system. It contributes to the economical fuel consumption by decoupling the rear axle when the car is coasting or under low loads. The car also sits on specially tuned springs and dampers giving it a lower stance from the standard Golf (by 20 mm) and the GTI (5 mm). The Golf R is equipped with progressive steering, and has an Adaptive Chassis Control as an optional feature.

From the aesthetic point of view, you can determine the Golf R with its new front bumper design, large air inlets, modified grille bearing the ‘R’ logo, new daytime running lights, standard bi-xenon headlights, and smoked LED taillights. The car runs on 18” alloy wheels supported by disc brakes for the needed stopping power.