The Golf R is in a class of its own. The flagship of Volkswagen’s performance range, it’s the perfect blend of control, aggression and passion. The zenith of generations of Volkswagen innovation has made it the definition of style and power. The epitome of form, function and performance, the powerful Golf R places the driver on the very edge of thrill and excitement.
The Golf R is no shrinking violet. It boldly expresses everything you’d expect from a performance hatch - especially power and style. A thrill to drive, it boasts a modern, confident and sporty appearance that captures the power and passion within.
The R’s bold contours and sporty body kit mark it as the crowning achievement of the Golf range. The radiator grille, gloss black brake calipers and air intakes, alluring 19" Cadiz alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tailpipes and prominent R logos all combine to create a breathtaking look.
The flagship Golf R sits nicely on 19-inch Cadiz alloy wheels and inherit a strong lineage of design and performance. They allow larger brake calipers to be fitted inside the wheel.
Special interior detailing underscore the car’s eye-catching exterior. The stainless steel front sill strips with blue illumination, brushed aluminium pedal caps, multi-function leather sports steering wheel, black Vienna Leather Appointed sports seats1, as well as a host of premium details create an unmatched sense of style that’s definitively the Golf R’s.
The optional electric panoramic glass sunroof bathes the interior in natural light, adds extra ventilation and creates a real sense of space and freedom. Tinted glass and built-in sun protection shelters you from harmful rays, while a wind deflector lets you enjoy the elements while gunning it down the highway.
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Unbeatable performance doesn’t end under the bonnet. The technology we’ve pumped into the Golf R is all top of the line as well. From innovation that entertains to tech that makes driving a sheer pleasure, the R has it all.
Access your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps, and music through App-Connect on your car’s touchscreen and Voice Control. You can do this thanks to three innovative technologies: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink® interfaces.
With two SD card slots for navigation and media, a 2D and 3D (bird's eye) map views, CD player with auxillary input and a 6.5" colour display with touch screen, getting where you want to go has never been easier.
Whether reversing out of a busy parking lot or trying to squeeze into a tricky spot, an extra set of eyes are always handy. The Rear View Camera displays a live picture on your screen that shows what’s behind you, making reversing safer and easier.
How you drive your Golf R is up to you with a choice of selectable driving profiles: Normal, Race, Eco, Comfort and Individual. When you want to tear up the open road, Race mode will provide faster engine response and shift points, plus damping is increased, which reduces movements of the body structure.
BlueMotion Technology consists of a range of innovations and intelligent technologies designed to achieve greater fuel efficiency.
A key BlueMotion Technology, this money-saving feature automatically stops the engine when you come to a standstill, and starts again on take-off, helping you cut back on fuel consumption.
Perfectly balanced for whatever conditions the road throws at you. The 4MOTION all-wheel drive coupling ensures optimal handling and steering response, excellent traction and dynamics, as well as improved fuel efficiency. The Golf R 4MOTION all-wheel drive offers improved fuel efficiency as well as the stability and safety you would expect.
With the exceptional power the Golf R offers it would be remiss of us not to match it with safety features that are up for the job. The extra kilowatts are matched with a raft of safety and driver aids, which all come together to help you not only enjoy the ride but get home safe every time.
This potentially life-saving system continually evaluates signs of fatigue, such as steering movements and other independent signals. If fatigue is detected, it warns the driver with an audible alarm, and visually, on the console, recommends the driver take a break.
Replaces the conventional handbrake with a button. Plus, with Auto Hold, when your car comes to a stop, the ABS hydraulic unit holds the brakes, allowing you to comfortably take your foot off the pedal.
Before a collision, the front seat belts tense up to put you in the best spot for airbag protection, and if your car starts to slip, the side windows and the sunroof are also automatically closed.
Comes with a standard seven airbags, including front, front side, front and rear curtain and driver’s knee. So if something does go wrong, you’ll be pleased you’re in a Golf R.
When the airbag sensors detect a collision, this state-of-the-art system applies the brakes to slow down the vehicle so that a secondary impact will be lessened or avoided. During braking, the hazard and brake lights are illuminated and remain activated. The driver can take over at any time.
An extension of the Electronic Differential Lock function, this clever addition helps achieve optimal handling in all conditions. Operating on both axles, it applies pressure to the wheel on the inside when cornering to help prevent wheel spin. As a result of this precise braking pressure, cornering is sportier and more accurate.
An upgrade on the conventional cruise control system, Adaptive Cruise Control employs the use of a radar sensor which, once you select your speed range, monitors the road ahead for other vehicles and adapts your speed accordingly - allowing you to invariably maintain a safe distance when driving.
Using a radar sensor, Front Assist detects when a vehicle in front of you gets too close; then warns the driver and prepares the car for emergency braking, giving you a better chance of avoiding a collision.
Using sensors, this genius feature informs you with illuminated symbols on each of your side mirrors when there’s a vehicle in your blind spot.
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It goes without saying the R boasts some serious firepower. It sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds for manual transmissiion and 5.0 seconds with a 6 speed DSG transmission. Through its turbocharged 2.0L TSI 4 cylinder engine which pumps out 206kW of power at 5100-6500 rpm and delivers peak torque of 380Nm from just 1800 rpm. The extra grip from the 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology also keeps the R firmly planted no matter how much you open it up.