Next-generation Vw Golf R will be the most powerful production Golf ever

Article by Christian A., on February 11, 2013

Seven new variants of the Volkswagen Golf will be launched within the next 12 months. One of these is the top-of-the-range 286bhp Golf R version. The other Golfs to have their performance boosted are the GTI and GTD models. The extremely fuel-economic BlueMotion variant and an all electric version named eGolf are at the other side of the scale.

Then there’s the four wheel-drive 4Motion Golfs as well as a new Golf estate. The Golf R is at the top of this new range. The Golf R, which is closely linked to the new Audi S3, will be the regular production Golf with the most power ever, says Autocar.

Its 2.0 TSI engine delivers 286bhp and 280lb ft. When the Golf R will be powered by the six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, it can accelerate from zero to 62mph in only 5.0sec and hit a limited top speed of 155mph.

In addition, VW has extensively modified the sound of the Golf R’s exhaust note to be louder and sportier than before. Once again, the Golf R will be all-wheel drive, using the new Haldex 5 system seen on the new 4Motion.

VW asserted that the system leads to sharper handling due to a quicker transfer of power between the front and rear axles. The new car features a pair of electronic differentials. In addition, the Golf R makes use of lightweight technology in the bodywork and components, which include the alloy wheels and brakes. It weighs only 1200kg.

Topics: vw, vw golf r, sports car

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