2015 Volkswagen Golf R – Price and Performance

Greatly unmodified compared with the present Euro-spec model, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will certainly make its North American splash launching at the 2014 Detroit automobile program later this month. The crown jewel Volkswagen warm hatch that is planned to strike U.S. shores in very early 2015 will certainly be readily available just as a four-door (not imagined) and will certainly have a somewhat lesser horse power figure compared to that of its existing Euro relative.

Features and Technical Specs

Unlike the front-wheel-drive GTI, the Golf R is sold specifically with a Haldex all-wheel-drive device. The automobile also acquires a cross differential lock at each axle, which VW calls XDS+, that supplies brake-based torque vectoring. Power originates from a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which produces 296 horsepower at 5500 revoltions per minute and 280 lb-ft of torque from 1800 to 5500 revoltions per minute– notice that maximum torque is preserved until the engine reaches its top energy.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R side view

Compared with the GTI’s version of the powerplant, the Golf R’s is matched with a distinct cyndrical tube head, brand-new exhaust-valve hardware, new pistons, and a larger turbocharger that operates with an improvement pressure of around 17.4 psi. The exhaust system is of the two-stage range for maximum acoustic satisfaction under massive lots, and, as holds true with the Focus-ST, consumption noise is piped into the auto’s log cabin.

Offer in Europe

In European requirements, there is a choice of a six-speed dual-clutch or a six-speed guide automatic. Volkswagen states that the sprint from 0 to 62 miles per hour takes 5.3 seconds with the handbook and just 4.9 seconds with the automatic– we taped a 0– 60 time of 5.9 secs in our last test of a Golf R. Specifying the automatic includes a launch-control function while the handbook includes much shorter tosses and a much shorter shifter compared to do workaday Golfs. Full throttle is controlled at 155 miles per hour, and VW R development main Guido Sever claims that 168 miles per hour would certainly be feasible without the electronic limiter. “We are considering that alternative,” he adds.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R 3

Compare wiht typical Golf

As compared to the typical Golf, the framework of the R is decreased by nearly 0.8 inch– still some 0.2 inch lower than the GTI– and provides an adaptive configuration with options of Comfort, Sport, and Race modes, each offering set apart rebound and compression rates within each individual damper. (These Dynamic Chassis Control setups work in conjunction with VW’s Driving Profile Selector, which modify transmission and throttle settings baseding on which mode is selected: Eco, Normal, Individual, Comfort, and Race.) The GTI’s variable-ratio steering device is utilized in the Golf R, and, for the initial time, the stability-control system can be switched off entirely.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R interior

Details regarding this model

It also comes with 18-inch tires, a more assertive physical body kit, and bi-xenon fronts lights with LED daytime running lights and a four-tip exhaust.

Four drive methods– comfort, typical, specific and race– can be selected by the motorist and have actually been especially tuned for the Golf R. In race method, damping is improved and move points are reconfigured for track driving as is the engine response.

Quiting gear is likewise updated with 13.4-inch rotors and 2.4-inch brake pistons in the front together with 12.2-inch rotors in the rear with 1.7-inch pistons.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R rear view

The cabin is likewise upgraded with nappa leather trimmed sport seats, unique “carbon touch” dash panel inlays, a three-spoke steering wheel and an unique gauge cluster. Inside, the R continues with sport seats, three-spoke sport R guiding wheel, attractive inlays in the dashboard and a handful of tailored tools.

The last Golf R was type of a sleeper– we located its reflexes and responses to be grin generating. Still, being underpowered, we had problem reviewing it to the Subaru WRX STI and Lancer Evo.


The 4Motion system uses a Haldex 5 coupling that is activated prior to wheel spin develops, baseding on VW, to almost eliminate grip losses. When cruising or under a reduced tons, the front wheels are driven and the backs are decoupled. The back can be involved in milliseconds when power is needed. ONE HUNDRED percent could be sent rearward if needed.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R engine
The R additionally has an ESC Sport method, which allows a little additional flexibility when taking rapid corners. The R is 0.8-inch lower than the conventional Golf. The front suspension has a recently developed lower control arm, while the multilink back uses retuned toe-link bearings for extra stability, according to VW.
Dynamic framework control is optional, supplying comfort, typical and sporting activity driving modes. The driving profile selector, a system various from DCC, likewise offers a race method.

Add It to Your Shopping List Because …

Over the years, sportier models of the Golf have actually accumulated their very own cult followings and mystiques, beginning with the GTI and proceeding to the VR6 and R32. There’s something about a car that’s a lot enjoyable yet likewise so practical, where just going out for milk comes to be an experience stuffed with obtainable delights.

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is based upon the most up to date (seventh) generation of VW’s extremely successful sleek hatchback, which gets more sophisticated with each incarnation. This design has all the hardware for a perky yet protected drive, including a turbocharged engine, sporting activities suspension, variable-ratio steering, four-wheel drive, powerful framework control system (optional), 6-speed/dual-clutch/paddle-shifting transmission, uprated brakes and a virtual limited-slip differential thanks to smart electronics. Include in that bi-xenon fronts lights as common, sports seats and tools made specifically for the R.

Details about standard equipment:

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Price and Release

Costs will certainly be revealed nearer the time. The 2013 Golf R started at $34,795 in 4-door form, so $35,000 might be an exact assumption, considering that the new version will be offered just as a 4-door.The 2015 Golf R will take place sale in the first one-half of 2015.


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