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The VW Golf R. The perfect daily-driven performance car.

Update: VW Golf R wins AJAC's Best New Performance Car (under $50K)!

The nuts and bolts are as follows: 5 door only; huge list of standard features; one option is the Technology Package, adding larger touch screen for the navigation system and a few parking and automated driving features; no sunroof option as of yet; choice of 6-speed manual (!) or 6-speed DSG; 292 hp (in case you forgot); up 44 hp and down 100 lbs on previous generation Golf R; six colour choices; 

The Mk 7 Golf R is at Clarkdale Volkswagen. R you ready? If not, here’s a rundown to help prepare you.

  • What’s it got under those curves? Like the previous generation Golf R, the Mk 7 Golf R will employ the 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder, but this time it will be in EA888 form. This means modified cylinder head, pistons, injection valves, exhaust valves, and turbocharger, the result being 292 hp and 280 ft-lbs torque. A fifth generation Haldex 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system will ensure all that power gets to the ground, and is capable of sending up to 90% of the power through the real wheels. So yes, you’ll be able to hang the back end out. As for the transmission, it will be 6 speeds in either manual or DSG form.
  • What’ll it do, mister? Volkswagen claims a 0-100 kph time of 5.3 seconds with the manual ‘box and 4.9 with the DSG, but some journalists have seen 100 kph in as little as 4.7 seconds. Either way, it’s quick. As for top speed, it’s limited to 155 mph (250 kph) like so many other German performance cars. But just like them, we’re sure it’d go faster.
  • Is it thirsty? Actually, no. Under normal driving conditions, the Haldex 4MOTION system sends all the power to the front wheels to help conserve fuel, and the result is a combined city and highway fuel consumption rate of 8.4 L/100 km. Very good for a performance car.
  • Other unique features…? There are many. Stiffened chassis, lowered suspension, a fully disengage-able electronic stability control system, “Race” mode offering reduced body movement in the twisties through stiffened damping, as well as quicker throttle response and faster gear changes (for DSG). Unlike the gimmicky “Race” modes on many vehicles, this one is apparently very functional. The Golf R will also come with a host of cosmetic features that will separate it from the Mk 7 GTI, plus all the interior goodies you could imagine.
  • How much will it cost? The Golf R 6 speed manual 292 hp starts at $39,995* and the Golf R 6 speed DSG 292 hp starts at $41,395*. See below for order guide details.
  • Is it worth it over a GTI? Chris Harris certainly thinks so, as do pretty well all the journalists who have tested the two cars. This might have something to do with the almost-50% bump in horsepower over the GTI, plus a chassis and a powertrain capable of handling that increase.
  • When can I get one? Being a low volume car, only a few Golf Rs will find their way to each dealer. If you’re interested, you can get one at Clarkdale Volkswagen. Contact us at (604) 872-5431 or sales@clarkdale.com
The 2016 Golf R
The Golf R Inside
292 hp and 280 ft-lbs torque
Stiffened chassis, lowered suspension, a fully disengage-able electronic stability control system, “Race” mode
4MOTION all-wheel-drive
Styled front end

Golf R Order Guide

Golf R 5-Door 6 speed Manual 292 hp
Golf R 5-Door 6 speed DSG 292 hp
Optional Add on Technology Package

Golf R 5-Door includes:
12 way power adjustable driver's seat
19" alloy wheels 'Cadiz' with summer performance tires
60/40 split folding rear seats w/ centre armrest pass-through
Cruise control
Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS)
Black brake calipers with R logo
Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity with voice activation control
Climatronic dual-zone electronic climate control
Discover Media navigation system - 5.8" touchscreen with
proximity sensor, CD player and satellite navigation
Driver & passenger front airbags, side airbags and Side Curtain Protection®
Driver Profile Selection including "Race" mode
Dynamic Chassis Control
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Sport Mode
Fender® Premium Audio System - 8 speakers plus subwoofer
Heatable front seats and washer nozzles
Kessy - keyless access w/ start & stop button located on steering column
LED signature daytime running lights
Multifunction Golf R sport steering wheel
Multifunction trip computer and indicator (colour)
Rear View Camera
SIRIUS® satellite radio integrated
Sport suspension
Unique "R" design Top Sport Seats in Vienna Leather
USB audio input

Technology Package includes:
Discover Pro navigation system - 8.0" touchscreen with
proximity sensor, CD player and satellite navigation
Lane Assist
Blind Spot Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front Assist with City Emergency Brake
Park Distance Control

Colors:
Lapiz Blue, Reflex Silver, Deep Black Pear, Oryx White Pearl, Tornado Red, Pure White.

Questions?
Please speak with our product specialist for more information.