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Golf R

The powerful one.

The performance you’ve been waiting for. From $73,990*

*Plus on road costs.

*Plus on road costs.

When technology doesn't just progress, but races forward.

The Golf R is more powerful than ever and shows how quickly technology is developing: at 228 kW (310 HP) and 400 Nm of torque with the DSG dual clutch transmission, it combines a true passion for motorsports with impressive performance and equipment.

Spec Sheet



It's like it was made for motorsports. 

With a powerful 228 kW (310 HP), greater torque and remarkable acceleration levels, the Golf R brings masterful power to the road.

With the Golf R, you're in pole position on the road, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. This means that the Golf R is not only the most powerful Golf there's ever been, but also the fastest. 


Excellent traction and optimal dynamics.

Do you want to enjoy good grip, even while covering wet and rough grounds? 

The permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive distributes the TSI engine's power to all four wheels as required. This prevents wheelspin and helps your Golf R gain traction on virtually any surface. In combination with the 7-gear DSG dual clutch transmission, the Golf R accelerates efficiently without traction loss.

Sport HMI

Keep an eye on the performance values.

How much power does the powertrain provide? How high is the turbo boost pressure? Now you can always keep an eye on the technology. The Sport Human Machine Interface (HMI) will keep you informed about the performance of your Golf R.

It gives you deep insight into the technology so that you can get the best from your Golf R. Directly on the screen of your infotainment system, it shows you current performance indicators such as the turbo boost pressure and G-meter as well as the power currently being used. On the track, lap timers are used both to measure lap times and to show the current longitudinal and lateral acceleration.

Keyless Entry & Start

Convenience is key.

Searching for your keys are now a thing of the past. You can start the engine of your Golf at the press of the starter button, while leaving your keys in your bag. Proximity sensors detect your key within 1.5 metres of the car, meaning it can automatically unlock as you pull the door handle. Keyless entry and start (KESSY).



Active Info

It’s all right in front of your eyes.

One of the new additions is the eye-catching Active Info Display which is standard on the Golf R.

Taking place of traditional instrumentation behind the steering wheel. This high-definition digital display uses a 12.3” screen with configurable views. Choose your view from navigation, infotainment, driver assistance and vehicle performance functions.


High tech is a no-brainer.

Now standard across the Golf range is the 8 inch touchscreen colour display. This glass-covered display is high resolution and intuitively connects you to the infotainment system. The Golf R also has the standard Discover Media Navigation system, meaning you will never be lost again.


Driving Mode Selection

No matter what your style, there’s a mode for you.

Driving mode selection provides the driver with a wide-ranging choice of settings that can be made to the Golf R according to the driver’s preferences. The driver has the option of choosing between the following driving profiles: Eco, Comfort, Normal, Race and Individual.

The different driving profiles change various parameters including steering, gearbox, engine, damping (Adaptive Chassis Control DCC), Adaptive Cruise Control and air conditioning.


The apps from your phone in your car.

Access your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps, and music through App-Connect on your car’s touchscreen.

You can do this thanks to three innovative technologies: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink® interfaces.

Safety Features.

Stay relaxed in busy streets.

The intelligent driver assistance systems in your Golf R ensure more driving comfort and can help you deal with critical situations very well or even avoid them*. Even if you only notice this technology on rare occasions, it feels good to know that it is there.

*Safety technologies are not a substitute for the driver’s responsibility of the vehicle.

Driver Assistance.

Front Assist
Side Assist
Rear Traffic Alert
Lane Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control
Park Pilot

The available Forward Collision Warning system (included in Front Assist) has sensors in the front to help monitor traffic and can alert you to a potential collision. If a collision is imminent, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can help brake the car.

Side Assist provides assistance if you want to change lanes from speeds of 10 km\h upwards. Sensors in the rear of the vehicle monitor the traffic and should they detect any road users in your blind spot or vehicles approaching quickly from behind, the system will alert you via a warning light within the door mirror housing.

The available Rear Traffic Alert comes in handy when you’re backing up. It has sensors that can alert you to vehicles crossing in your path when in reverse and even brake for you if needed.

The available Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) can sense if you start to drift into another lane without using the turn signal. Lane Assist will then gently counter steer to bring you back into the correct lane*. ‘*The Lane Assist system does not activate at a speed of less than 65km/h and will not work if there are no recognisable lane markings.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps maintain a preset distance from the car in front of you. If the car in front of you speeds up or slows down, the sensors detect the change and your car follows suit.

The available Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) has sensors that can help you back out of or drive into a parking spot. Audible signals and the optical parking system on the display indicate how much space you have behind and, on some vehicles, in front of the vehicle when parking. If you get too close, an alert sounds as a warning.

Features & Design.


A Golf R through and through.

Killer looks meets high performance ensuring the Golf R has a striking and powerful presence.

Modern and defined exterior with sports bumper and front intake, finished at the rear with a diffuser and distinctive quad exhaust tips. Lighting takes a brilliant turn with premium LED lights front and back with dynamic indicators at the rear.

*Overseas model shown.


The powerful and comfortable one.

Adorned in ‘R’ Vienna leather upholstery, the Golf R’s interior offers style and comfort with a modern twist. A fully-digital Active Info Display graces the driver’s console, next to the 8” infotainment system with satellite navigation and App-Connect.

With the addition of a heated, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, life in the driver’s seat has never been sweeter.

*Overseas model shown.


Roll in style.

You will love the dynamic look of the alloy wheels on your Golf R, both in motion and at a standstill. With the standard 19 inch gloss black Pretoria alloy wheels, the Golf R commands respect on the street.

Or cut a fine figure with the optional 19 inch Spielberg alloy wheels.




Maximum Retail Price (excl. On Road Costs)
Model Code

Technical Data

Engine Type
4 cylinder inline Turbo Petrol
Cubic Capacity (cc)
Maximum Power (kW) @rpm
228 (5,500-6,500)
Maxiumum Torque (Nm) @rpm
400 (2,000-5,400)
Drive train
4MOTION All Wheel Drive
7-Speed DSG
Fuel Consumption (L/100km) (Combined)
C02 emissions g/km (Combined)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L, approx)
Trailer load limit (kg) (12% gradient, braked)
Trailer load limit (kg) (12% gradient, unbraked)
Tare weight (kg)
Height (mm)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
2,027 (incl Mirrors)
Wheelbase (mm)
Luggage Capacity (L) (Rear seats up)

Safety & Security

Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Electronic differntial lock (XDS)
Driver and front passenger Airbags
Front side Airbags
Curtain Airbags (Front & Rear)
Driver knee airbag
Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator
ISOFIX mounting points on outer two rear seats for child seats
Anti-theft 'Plus' alarm system
‘Rest Assist’ driver fatigue detection
Proactive Occupant Protection System
Front Assist incl. Autonomous Emergency Braking System and Forward Collision Warning
Pedestrian Monitoring
Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System)
Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor) incorporating Rear Traffic Alert
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist
Rear view camera
Park Distance Control (front and rear parking sensors)

Steering & Suspension

Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) including Driving Profile Selection
R sports suspension (body lowered by approx. 20mm)
Progressive steering system


LED headlights with Dynamic cornering lights and automatic headlight control
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Dynamic Light Assist (PXC)
Dark Red LED combination lamps with running indicators
Rear fog lamp
Exterior side mirrors
Matt chrome coloured, Power-folding, adjustable and heated with memory function
Privacy glass (rear window & rear side windows)
"R" exclusive exterior treatment: - Front sports R bumper with sports air intakes - Quad chrome exhaust tips - Dark coloured brake callipers with "R" logo
Rear spoiler
Panoramic electric tilting/sliding roof (PS1)
Standard Alloy Wheels (Tyre size)
19" Pretoria Alloy Wheel (235/35)
Optional Alloy Wheels (Tyre size)
19" Spielberg Alloy Wheel (235/35) , $1,000
Spare Wheel
Space saver


Steering Wheel
"R" Leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles
'KESSY'- Smart key, push button start, keyless entry/locking with SAFELOCK
Air conditioning
Climatronic 2-zone automatic air conditioning
Electronic parking brake with Auto hold
Driver sise dashboard and centre console trim
"Piano Black" decorative inserts
Front passenger side dashboard and door trim
"Carbon Touch" decorative inserts
Interior ambient lighting
Black headliner
Variable load bed with bag hooks in luggage compartment
Vienna "R" leather
Front seats
Sports front bucket seats
- Power adjustable driver`s seat with memory function and lumbar support - Manually adjustable front passenger seats incl. height adjust & lumbar support - Heated front seats
Split-folding rear seats with centre armrest


Standard Infotainment System
8’’ Discover Media with Satellite Navigation
Optional Infotainment System
9.2’’ Discover Pro with Satellite Navigation and gesture control & voice control ($2,500)
App-Connect (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & MirrorLink)
12.3" Active Info Display digital instrument display
8 speakers
USB Port, CD Drive and SD card slot
DYNAUDIO 'Excite' premium audio system with 8 speakers, 400W output and 10-channel aimplifier

Warranty & Servicing

Mechanical Warranty
5 years / 150,000km (whichever occurs first)
Roadside Assistance
5 years
Anti-Corrosion Warranty
12 years
Volkswagen Scheduled Service Plan (3 year or up to 45,000km, whichever occurs first)

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