Deactivating the 250 km/h speed limiter allows you to reach a top speed of up to 263 km/h with your Golf R or Golf R Estate.
The optional R “Performance” titanium exhaust system not only looks great, it also sounds great.
The drilled brake discs with special brake pads at the front and the silver logo plate on the brake calliper are part of the R Performance brake system that is fully unleashed above all during sporty driving. When combined with the optional “Pretoria” 19-inch alloy wheels weighing just 9.6 kg, things get particularly sporty – above all, with the semi-slicks that are available as an option.
The exclusive rear spoiler ensures extra downforce measuring with up to 20 kg specially for the Golf R and also improves roadholding.
The race mode in the driving profile, developed especially for the Golf R will adapt your car to your needs at the press of a button. In race mode, the start-stop mode is deactivated. The steering is more precise and the engine response, more direct. The optional adaptive chassis control DCC offers more precise tuning, adjusting each damper individually to the road conditions and driving situation in milliseconds.
Better acceleration, optimal traction: with 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive, the Golf R masterfully puts its power on the asphalt. The electronically managed all-wheel clutch allows variable distribution of tractive force between the front and rear axles. What is more, 4MOTION improves safety on wet or smooth roads and in fast corners.
With the new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox which shifts gears in a few hundredths of a second, the Golf R accelerates efficiently without losing pulling power.
The heart of the most powerful Golf R ever is the TSI turbocharged engine. The 221 kW (300 PS) engine under the R-badged bonnet is just waiting to unleash its full power. And that will happen often enough because the combination of direct injection and intelligent turbocharging guarantee breathtaking experiences on the road.
The Sport HMI (Human Machine Interface) shows current engine figures, for example, charge pressure, a g-meter or the current output on the infotainment system screen in the centre console.
Experience the breath-taking acceleration and true exhilaration of a Launch Control start. In addition, one exclusive feature in the R models is the option of completely switching off the ESC Electronic Stability Control. This means you are in control of the vehicle at the limits.