2015 VW Golf R priced $36,696 in the United States

Article by Christian A., on November 21, 2014

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.

Volkswagen R GmbH developed many new exterior touches for its flagship Golf. These include bumpers, side sills, rear diffuser, dual chrome tailpipes to the diffuser’s left and right, bi-xenon head lamp layout and design, and standard 18” and available 19” alloy wheels.


The Golf R can be picked out from the front because of a newly designed bumper with extremely large air intakes, improved radiator grille (with "R" emblem) and newly designed daytime running lights integrated into the casings of the headlights. The LED daytime running lights create a distinct twin "U" pattern under the twin headlights.


Along its profile, the Golf R is typified by newly imagined 18” Cadiz alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres, brake callipers in black with "R" emblem, side sill panels in body colour paint in "R" style, "R" emblems on the front wings, and matte chrome caps on the door mirrors. The sports car can also come with available 19” alloy wheels. Volkswagen also offers Cadiz wheels for this size; also, Pretoria wheels are available exclusively in a 19” format as flow-formed wheels (very lightweight and durable) in motorsport styling.


The details in the rear define the new look for the Golf R, including smoked LED rear lamps with a distinct light-coloured middle stripe, diffuser in the "R" style, four chrome exhaust pipes, and an "R" emblem on the boot lid.

Eight colours

There are eight exterior body colours available. A new paint was produced exclusively just for the Golf R: Lapis Blue Metallic. Other colour choices include Pure White, Tornado Red, Night Blue, Limestone Grey Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Effect, and Oryx White.

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