Just look at it. It’s like it’s whispering “fast” with its wider look, three large front air intakes, aero side sills, and rear dual center exhaust. It’s details like these that make the Golf R’s sporty pedigree obvious.
18” alloy wheels
Wrapped in low-profile tires, these wheels aren’t just for style. Their unique design helps keep the performance braking system on the Golf R ventilated and cool.
LED Daytime Running Lights
It’s rare your Golf R will ever go unnoticed. But just in case, we gave it high-tech looking headlights that help improve driver visibility. So anywhere the Golf R goes, day or night, you’ll know it’s coming.
Keyless access with push-button start
It’s the perfect getaway. Available on the Golf R you can touch the driver’s side door handle without taking your keys out of your pocket or purse to unlock the doors. Then, with just a simple press of the available start button, you’re off.
Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS
Here’s one more reason you’ll love taking a corner in the Golf R. When driving at night, these special headlights turn up to 15 degrees to help you see more of what’s around the corner.
Golf R unique instrument cluster
The Golf R was designed with just the right amount of enthusiast love. An example is the unique instrument cluster precisely placed and featuring blue needles with clear lighting.
Multi-function sport steering wheel
Both hands will want some of this action. It’s leather-wrapped, controls your music, and can access information such as average trip speed and miles to empty. It even has a flat bottom to help make getting in and out of the Golf R super easy.
Top sport seats with leather seating surfaces
With all that power just waiting to be unleashed, you’ll be glad these seats are as sporty as they look. They’ve got extra-supportive side bolsters that will hug you as tightly as the Golf R hugs curves. They also come with eight-way adjustability to boot.
These are one of those unique features that have “sports car” written all over them. So go ahead. Push these sport pedals all the way to the floor. They’re designed to help provide you with more control, plus they look pretty cool too.
Dual-zone automatic climate control
You like it cool, but she likes it warm. Or vice versa. With dual-zone climate control you can each have it just the way you like it. That’s just one more thing you won’t have to compromise on when you get a Golf R.
Six-speed manual transmission
Besides making driving more fun, this six-speed joystick helps allow for quicker shifts and controls a 256-hp engine with a massive amount of torque.
R tuned 2.0L TSI® engine
Step on the pedal and this hyper-tuned beast will launch from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds¹. Its turbocharged engine has a reinforced all-aluminum block that’s specially tuned and has 256 hp and 243 lbs/ft of torque, standard. That makes it the fastest production VW in the USA.
Enhanced sport suspension
The Golf R has a sport suspension that’s been designed to embrace the spirit of the open road. You’ll feel the road, the car, and how you’re connected to it all.
Dual center exhaust
The dual center exhaust enhances engine flow for more power and helps contribute to the Golf R’s unique engine sound. Plus, it’s the part of the Golf R that other drivers will see as you leave them in the dust. And it’s always nice to say goodbye in style.
4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system
This highly evolved four-wheel-drive system is always engaged. Sensors detect which tires have more traction, and automatically send extra power to those tires.The system is able to direct nearly 100 percent of available torque to the rear wheels for optimal traction on more challenging surfaces.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
If you’ve ever been in a situation where you have to swerve around something unexpectedly, you’ll appreciate ESC. It helps adjust for oversteer or understeer by applying corrective forces to each of the wheels.
Crash-optimized front end
Built right into the front of your Golf R are impact-absorbing elements that help absorb energy from a front-end collision. Which helps keep an impact from impacting you.
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) helps you after a collision by unlocking the doors, turning off power to the fuel pump, and turning on the hazard lights.
Six airbags including Side Curtain Protection
Nobody wants to think about what happens in an accident. Except for our safety engineers. That’s why there’s standard driver and passenger front airbags, front side airbags, and Side Curtain Protection in the Golf R. And all that adds up to smarter, safer protection for you.
ABS with HBA
The ABS system features large calipers and rotors for enhanced performance braking, helping you retain control over the steering during emergency braking. HBA works with ABS to help ensure that you get maximum braking power from the brake system even if you don’t press the brakes completely.
Once you get your hands on the wheel of the Golf R, it’ll be hard to take them off. So don’t. This system lets you make phone calls, access your phone book, and stream your music from a Bluetooth-enabled device, without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
MDI with iPod® cable
Once you have it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one. It lets you easily navigate your playlists, albums, and songs all through the intuitive touchscreen interface on your stereo.
Dynaudio® premium sound system
Thanks to the available 300-watt Dynaudio premium sound system with eight high-end premium speakers and DSP (Digital Sound Processor) technology, road noise will disappear as you spend mile after mile listening to music through the premium touchscreen sound system.
Touchscreen premium VIII sound system
On the touchscreen stereo you’ve got an in-dash six-CD changer, AM/FM radio with crystal-clear HD Radio,™ and an SD card reader, all playing tunes through eight premium speakers. Did we mention that the CD changer also plays MP3 and WMA CDs with hundreds of songs on a single disc?
RNS 315 touchscreen navigation
This available system makes driving anywhere more fun with its color touchscreen that puts music and navigation right at your fingertips. And besides playing your CDs, the MDI with available iPod® cable lets you connect your MP3 player and navigate your playlists, albums, and songs all through the touchscreen interface. Plus, it even comes with a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.