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.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Golf is the vehicle that has shaped its own class for generations. And now the new Golf is setting a new milestone for the next generation.
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Athletic, feisty, distinctive. For four decades the Golf GTI has been an icon; the car that other cars have aspired to be.
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