2013 Volkswagen Golf R Owners Manual – With the Polo getting strongly taken up the mantle of the citizen Volkswagen econobox in Europe, the Golf found alone inside an uncomfortably little room. The Passat looms approximately the horizon, with VW boss Winterkorn still looking to make his company the world’s #1 car company by 2018, something must be done with the Golf.
There are those that would disagree any Golf also need to be a front-wheel push, but who would turn down a Haldex all-wheel-drive (AWD) system? It’s even tougher when that AWD system is capable of delivering practically all the torque to the rear wheels, in which it is meant to go.
Disputes may be created against the turbocharged inline-4, but again who may have a terrible word to throw at 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque? Even better, all that energy comes thanks to a BorgWarner K04 turbocharger throwing 17.1 psi around.
That’s a wholesome advantage over the other special Golf out there, the GTI (56 hp and 36 lb-feet of torque, for those maintaining rating). The R also features a reinforced obstruct and linking rods, tougher suspensions than the GTI and a quicker directing proportion as nicely.
Brakes are even bigger than on the GTI, a car that has never ever experienced trouble stopping, with 13.6-” platters at the start and 12.2s in the rear. Look through the special 18-in. alloy tires, and you’ll spot gloss-black color calipers emblazoned with a large R for good measure.
To that particular conclusion, the R comes regular with features like a flat-bottom part, leather-covered controls, heated up leather-based seats, keyless entry, and start, and dual-area automated weather regulates. You get LED day time running lights and adaptive bi-xenon front lights, too.
In fact, there are only 3 alternatives you could additionally fit your R with: a strength sunroof, Dynaudio stereo system, and menu. But just in case you worry you will not be able to notify it’s an R and not merely an outfitted-up Golf.
you will also get an aluminum interior clip, as properly as the R logo on the door sills, shift button and seats. That is ignoring the special rear diffuser with center double exhaust and a lot more intense front fascia with bigger airflow intakes.
So showing performance brilliance more than the venerable GTI seems a simple task, but you’re also having to pay a nearly 25Percent top quality above that old plaid performer’s price. Plus the R has 37 years’ really worth of GTI background to get over, therefore it got better to be worth the additional money.