2017 Volkswagen Golf R Facelift Gets More Powerful, Launched in Europe
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R has been given 10bhp extra. It’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine produces 306bhp, which is a match with the peak output of the Golf GTI Club sports S, as well as the Honda Civic Type R.
With this upgrade, the Golf R has become the quickest variant of Volkswagen’s best-selling hatchback ever sold. VW claims the new R does 0-to 62mph in 4.6 seconds, which is 0.3sec quicker than the old car.
VW has ditched the six-speed DSG transmission the old car used to have, and fitted a faster seven-speed dual clutch on the new car.
The 2017 Golf R has 4 Motion – All Wheel Drive system, which allows 100% of power to go to the front axles, but when the system sense a change in road conditions it shifts power to the wheel that has the most grip.
The seats have leather upholstery and are designed for grip during tight cornering. It also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Assist systems.
The updated Volkswagen Golf R is on sale now across Europe. In Germany, it carries a base price of €40,675 (about $42,500). Buyers who order the R with two pedals will need to write a check for €44,800 (roughly $46,800).