The flagship of the model series. Traditionally, the Golf R has always been the most powerful model of the model series. Always engineered with all-wheel drive (4MOTION), and always equipped very exclusively.
It all began 15 years ago with the original model of this series: the Golf R32. The Golf Mk 4 presented in 2002 with 177 kW/241 PS was, by the way, the first Volkswagen in the world to be offered with a dual clutch gearbox as an option. Three generations later, the power output of the sports car now known as the Golf R had grown to 300 PS. In 2017, the current design and technology update of the Golf R boosts this power output to 228 kW/310 PS; never before has a production Golf been more powerful; never before could a production Golf accelerate faster; and never before has a Golf competed so convincingly with far more expensive sports cars.
Volkswagen Golf R: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8,0-6,9; urban 10,2-8,65 l / extra-urban 6,7-5,9 l /; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 182-157 g/km; efficiency class: E-D
More information about official fuel consumption figures and official specific CO2 emissions of new motor vehicles is available in the ‘Guidelines on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new motor vehicles’ which are available free from all retail outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).
The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a motor vehicle, and deviations from the stated values, depend not only on the efficient use of fuel by the vehicle and other factors (e.g. the choice of wheels and tyres), but are also influenced by driving style and other non-technical factors.