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New Volkswagen Golf R world premiere at 2013 Frankfurt motor Show (IAA)

New Volkswagen Golf R (3)

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.

New Volkswagen Golf R (3)The hatchback will come in with a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine offering 300 PS and 380 Nm torque mated to 4 MOTION four wheel drive system.

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.


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Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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