When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the Golf R records an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. When equipped with the optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Golf R come standard with the 4Motion All-Wheel-Drive system. Using refinements such as the Haldex 5 coupling, the latest-generation 4Motion system is activated before any wheelspin occurs, helping eliminate nearly all traction losses. It also features electronic differential locks, which briefly brakes a wheel that is slipping, enabling uninterrupted and stable transfer of drive power to the wheel on the opposite side.
Volkswagen Golf R owners benefit from the innovative new MIB II Infotainment system. It supports all three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. With USB and VW-Car Net App-Connect, it allows owners with these systems to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle’s head unit.
Volkswagen Golf enthusiasts and driving aficionados will love the 2016 Golf R and its outstanding performance, for it’s the most powerful production Golf ever for the North American market. The new Golf R has an even more advanced version of the EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI 2.0-liter engine that’s fitted to the new Golf GTI. The engineers boosted power to 292 horsepower, delivered at 5,500 rpm, thus creating one of the most powerful four-cylinder production engines in the world. Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the Golf R will reach 60 mph from rest in 5.3 seconds, an improvement of 0.4 seconds over the old car. With the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, the car completes the sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
The Volkswagen Golf R offers a stylish, refined and spacious interior. It's equipped with front sport seats with 12-way power adjustment for the driver and leather seating surfaces integrated with “R” logo embroidering, while a flat-bottom, leather wrapped sport steering wheel integrates a chrome “R” logo on its lower cross bar. The decorative inlays of the dashboard and door trim panels feature the “Carbon Touch” design, while ambient lighting is also integrated in the door trim panels as standard. If you'd like to experience the outstanding performance, interior refinement and superb technology of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R, then don't hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen today!