VW announced that the 2015 Golf R will start at $36,696 (plus $820 destination charge) in the united States. Each vehicle will come as standard with a 2.0-liter direct-injection EA888 TSI engine that produces 292 hp and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. Bolted to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission that offers launch control feature, the Golf R is able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is 155 mph or 250 km/h.
For those who don’t know, the Golf R features the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling. When it comes to design, the Golf R is fitted with specially designed bumpers, side skirts and 18- or 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Other features include Bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, as well as two-branch exhaust system with four chrome tips. Inside, the Golf R gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather, R-specific instrumentation and sport seats.
A more expensive version of the 2015 Golf R starts at $39,090 and arrives with 19-inch wheels, DCC adaptive damping system, navigation, Fender sound system and front and rear parking sensors.