2015 Volkswagen Golf R Specs and Review


2015 Volkswagen Golf R sideAs the Golf GTI, 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is powered by a 2.0 turbocharged engine liter, codenamed four cylinders with gasoline. However, R obtaining important and retune 72 HP drive in his stable. Total production is sitting now 292 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. The power and the torque flows through 6-speed semi-auto DSG VW. R has a choice of manual transmission available, for those who love exciting I have to retire to the GTI model. After gearbox, the pair of party and divided between the four wheels through the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. This configuration uses a Haldex differential Center electronically controlled to send up to 50 percent of the available torque to the rear axle on request. R is also capable of power of binary vector laterally across the United States each, thanks to brake system + XDS differential.

On paper, the Golf R tits on the heels of a new Subaru WRX STI, 305 horsepower. However, Golf lower curb weight and the launch control, means in practice, the R a little faster to 60 mph (4.5 seconds against 5.1.) On the road or meandering course, compact race all-wheel-drive sport-dos it’s a great fit and a fierce competitor. Speaking of the winding roads, the Golf R, keeping the soil with tyres width 235 wrapped around the 19-inch wheels. Change of address, through electrical steering of variable speed with two modes: normal and sport. Golf R has three units of preset mode to adjust various aspects of the performance of the vehicle with the Sport, Normal and comfort. Four individual presets customizable, allows you to mix and match the wheel steering, engine and headlight configuration. (So, that light has options for sports in Golf).

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Modes

2015 Volkswagen Golf R tailIn addition to the three drive modes, we control system stability of tres-modalidad that increasingly reduce the number of computers in the management of limits of moderate to full intervention for almost nothing at all. Add to the mix is being our example of optional DCC dynamic chassis–or electronic suspension control Adaptive ride firmness comfort, normal and sport tuning adjustments. This mode is automatically selected by the drive mode selector. Personally, I think that all three configurations is very sporty, but I realized a little over the edge of the potholes in the road and a little less roll tighter fit.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R colorsIt was clear, before even my favorite backroads to the Golf R is the head and shoulders of a player who is more powerful than the GTI. The acceleration is much more quickly, but also less dramatic. The 4Motion drive system divides torque between the four corners, difficult start to control the release of waste without energy crackling. Hatchback out just like bullets turbocharged, rocking the tach or speedometer with easy. Change gear double clutch gear ridiculously fast and smooth almost perfect. System occurred within a minute and reductions together with circles of proper equipment the accelerator that does not interfere with the chassis.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R All Wheel Drive

2015 Volkswagen Golf R racingHowever, the Golf R is beginning to shine when the road begins to bend. With drive all-wheel drive 4Motion, not only from the beginning to the journey back as were in GTI wheel drive front wheel. I could add more free resources after the apex of tight and to carry more speed through the corner. The steering wheel offers the same level of excellent reviews that make me fall in love with the GTI, but R feels more planted. In horse racing, it will be a contest. R justifies every penny of the price of the premium on the GTI, which refers to the action. However, along the way, I am not so sure that R is much more fun than the GTI 220 horsepower.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R powerIt was no surprise in the cabin of the r. of Golf the technical characteristics of the window back was available and facilities than the rest of the alignment, centered on the 3.6 inch touch screen navigation system. I’m not a fan of this system graphics for the map. I am not a fan of multimedia interface for Volkswagen, which requires 30 pin adapter, or USB connectivity, a simple USB port adopted by the rest of the world. At least I am grateful interface that Volkswagen, which is easy to understand with a simple graphic black and white of large physical buttons flanking the screen act as shortcuts and functions.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Interior

2015 Volkswagen Golf R steeringPerhaps the best part of the interior of the Golf R is a set of audio 400 Watt, 8 speaker, Fender sounds as always. If you like the GTI, but you need more power, you need to check that the Golf r R is a model of full performance with hp turbo 2.0 liter four 292, drive all-wheel, sport suspension, 18-inch wheels, exhaust Quad and an automatic six speed transmission with launch control. Manual transmission will be offered at the end of this summer, but it may be slower to reach 60 km/h. features standard luxury abound, including radio satellite, heated, entrance seats Keyless Start / Bluetooth button.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R blueThe most fun thing that you can read it all day was this: can now spend $40,000 Volkswagen Golf-Golf! Once known as the rabbit, which has a flat roof, five portals and similar to the perfect car, apparently designed by perfectionist Germany to combine with other stones to very dense network of the urban space of maximum traffic usage on road, now costs 40 g… It also has nearly 300 horsepower and reaches 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Well, if you live long enough, see everything. Histrionics aside, who has been paying attention will once surprised by us $39.910 r Volkswagen Golf has been working on this, EH, made for some time, first with the Golf VR6 4MOTION V6, then then the R32.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Model

2015 Volkswagen Golf R designWay back at the end of ‘ 80s, there were also two special approval of the heavy breathing, Rallye Golf G60 and Golf, which never came to the United States because United States is not yet ready to buy a car in the form of a box cake and priced like a Porsche. Most of us are not yet prepared, even for a price as BMW, although curiously 5500 snapped Golf Rs 2012 and 2013 (base price: $34.760). That 500 more than expected, Volkswagen says, then Germany, sent a new model. Golf R is different from the last one, two-year limited edition two protective Gates serve for the people who are doing pirouettes on the Golf VI platform is old, to. Currently, R came at the beginning of the cycle and the platform, we were told, for longer stays and more flavor. Two trim levels, base and “w/DCC/nav” (explained soon), complemented by a selection of the transmission of two six-speed double clutch DSG 6 speed or auto stick, both to reduce the price of $1,100. So why do we test cars infected DSG?

2015 Volkswagen Golf R navigationBecause the stick comes later this year, sometimes in the summer, we were told. We follow, and it’s great. Approximately 40 percent of the buyers of R must have stick. They will be happy. Golf R there because the MQB, a large family platform, allowing to VW with a variety of brands of components. Indeed, you are looking at the back door Audi S3 in the form, for the post of exit identical 2.0 liter turbo four with gasoline in 305 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. Ditto for four drive wheels Haldex systems, using an electronically controlled coupling to distribute torque to the rear wheel and traction control based brake to control the distribution of torque to the side. This super Golf, Audi TT brake pulled, is a car that clearly unflashy by price. 19-inch above the level adjustment wheel and four in the rear tube is the Grand Prize, such as a small R and an extra card of the Chin and the sides of the plastic on the outside. Inside, where white contrast stitching well with charcoal and black glossy black belt ornament decorates the surface, there are some subtle R logos here and there.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Driving

2015 Volkswagen Golf R speedSpears blue accent lighting certainly around the door, the official colors of blue r while the red color of the GTI. To the untrained eye, this is just very well cut golf course, and that is how we roll Volkswagen, without wings, without plans for diving, at least kitsch. If they are contemplating GLA45 Benz AMG for operation of mashups and practicality of two boxes, but is turned off by the costume ridiculous clown (or price), then R is your car. It is also the way Opera unflashy, engines drowned Tring and mechanics by the hood of Bel electronics. VW calls Soundaktor.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R techIn normal driving, just see the car the sound at all, just the background were punctuated by occasional (and today, a car’s performance in Germany) buzz-escape during ascent difficult blap. But Soundaktor was a little frantic at high rpm, and the result is harsh, artificial bombination strong enough to vibrate the steering wheel. There are plenty of videos online, detailing how to disconnect the device. Small-displacement R big claims, but a good blow can be devastating or endless waiting, depending on how you are currently operating.

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