New Volkswagen Golf R world premiere at 2013 Frankfurt motor Show (IAA)
Volkswagen has revealed their new Golf R which will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month and go on sale in the US by the end of 2014. Golf R will see not only increased power but also a better level of fuel efficiency.
Touted as the fastest Golf to date, the Golf R will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.3 seconds and in 4.9 seconds when mated to a six speed DSG gearbox while top speed will stand at 250 kmph.
To be priced at $51,000 in the US and €38,325 in Germany sales will commence late 2014 or early 2015. Being faster and more fuel efficient than its earlier counterpart, the Golf R will offer combined fuel efficiency of around 39.8 mph while auto emissions will stand at 159 g/km a good 18% better than what the earlier model displays.
Golf R offers enhanced dynamics of driving and is seen with a new front bumper design with enhanced air inlets besides a customized radiator grille with a distinctive R logo. The car also sports new daytime running lights and standard bi-xenon headlights while it sits on 18” alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres. Interiors are seen with sports seats and Alcantara bolsters while safety features include front and side airbags in addition to traction and stability control and ABS.
GOLF R CELEBRATES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW
The most powerful Golf in the range excites with 296 horsepower and a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of just 4.9 seconds. The vehicle’s distinctive styling also highlights its sporty character.
The new Golf R was developed by Volkswagen R GmbH to provide dynamic performance. The sportiest Golf is powered by a newly configured 296 horsepower TSI engine, which is not only 30 horsepower more powerful, but also 18 per cent more fuel-efficient than the previous engine. Its maximum torque was boosted by 22 pound feet to 280 lb-ft. To achieve these outputs, the engine went through a motorsports-style development program. The new 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system delivers optimal traction under all conditions on the street and on the track.
The car is also distinguished by revised styling compared with the new Golf GTI. Signs of the vehicle’s sporty character are: its distinctive air intakes; specially designed bumpers and side sills; and, its dual-branch exhaust system with four chrome tailpipes. The Golf R emphasises sportiness and performance in its restrained yet distinctive appearance. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design, explains: “The Golf R creates an exciting balance between seriousness and sportiness and between restraint and differentiation.”
The new Golf R launches on the market at the end of 2013, and customers can choose between a manual gearbox and a dual-clutch DSG® automatic transmission. Standard vehicle features include the variable-ratio “progressive” steering, Bi-Xenon headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres.