What is the zero to 60 time of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R?

The latest iteration of the Volkswagen Golf R is the most powerful version of the Golf to ever be sold in the United States. It’s geared for driving enthusiasts who desire the versatile and stylish design of the Golf, but are looking for a little more kick. With its emphasis on performance, you may be wondering, “What is the zero to 60 time of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R?” Read more to find out.

Zero to 60 Time of 2017 VW Golf R

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R delivers a zero to 60 time of just 4.9 seconds, when equipped with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Golf R models with the six-speed manual transmission complete the sprint in 5.3 seconds.

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2017 VW Golf R Engine Specs

The speedy zero to 60 time can be credited to the Golf R’s EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI 2.0-liter engine. Volkswagen’s engineers boosted power to 292 horsepower, creating one of the most powerful four-cylinder production engines in the world. Maximum torque has been increased to 280 lb-ft. The TSI engine has variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust sides, as well as two-stage exhaust-valve lift. This helps enable optimal control of the charge exchange process for better performance and fuel economy.

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2017 VW Golf R Driving Mode Selector Feature

The Golf R also comes with a Driving Mode Selection feature, which has three programs: “Normal”, “Individual” and a “Race” mode that has been specially designed for the Golf R. In “Race” mode, which is designed for high-speed track driving, engine response and the shift points of the DSG transmission are configured to be even sportier. In the “Individual” driving profile, the driver can combine mode settings for various individual parameters.

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