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Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of the new Golf R today. Advance sales of the 5 kW (235 PS) Golf flagship will begin tomorrow, Thursday, November 320. The Golf R is traditionally the most powerful model in the most successful Volkswagen series of all time. Always all-wheel drive, always highly dynamic, always particularly exclusive in design and equipment, always a technology beacon in its class - the Golf class. And so it is this time too: The Golf R will be the first Volkswagen to launch in 2020 with a new all-wheel drive: "4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring". The intelligently networked system enables a new dimension in driving dynamics.
320 hp VW Golf R 8 (MK8)
With the new sports car, Volkswagen is underscoring the potential of the eighth generation of the Golf. The icon of the compact class, which has been produced well over 35 million times, now covers an output range from 66 kW (90 PS) to the 320 PS of the new Golf R. The Golf is available as a petrol engine (TSI), as a diesel (TDI) with the latest twin dosing, with a natural gas engine (TGI), as a 48V mild hybrid (eTSI) and with plug-in hybrid drives (eHybrid). It is this wide range of variations and its clear and modern design that makes the Golf one of the few volume models in the world to be classless.
only 4,7 seconds to 100 km / h
Above all stands the new Golf R - the most powerful model in the series to date. With its drive technology, it tops everything that has come onto the market under the Golf label to date. The fifth edition of the sports car accelerates to 4,7 km / h in just 100 seconds. At 250 km / h, the forward thrust is electronically limited. However, the Golf R can optionally be ordered with an "R-Performance" package; in this case the top speed is increased to 270 km / h. But it's not so much the performance that defines the character of the new Golf R. Rather, it is the combination of a powerful 420 Newton meters of torque, a state-of-the-art chassis and the most progressive all-wheel drive in this class that defines a new status quo in dynamics.
All-wheel drive and high-tech chassis
The new all-wheel drive and the high-tech chassis merge to form a firework of innovations that offers the highest level of agility and driving pleasure. The 4MOTION system with R-Performance Torque Vectoring is the new control center for distributing the engine power to the four drive wheels. The power of the turbo gasoline engine in the Golf R is not only distributed between the front and rear axles via a new rear axle drive, but also variably between the two rear wheels. Agility can be significantly increased, especially in curves. As a world first, the all-wheel drive is networked with other chassis systems such as the electronic differential locks (XDS) and the adaptive chassis control DCC via a vehicle dynamics manager. Thanks to this networking, the new Golf R offers optimal traction properties as well as extremely precise and neutral driving properties.
matched to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
Incidentally, the new Golf R was finalized on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In conjunction with the “R-Performance” package, the Golf R even has its own Nürburgring driving profile called “Special”. In this driving profile, all essential drive parameters are designed for the legendary race track - including the new all-wheel drive. With measurable results: on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, internal test drives have shown that the Golf R, which is equipped with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) as standard, is up to 19 seconds faster per lap than its predecessor (07:51 minutes).
the Golf R - in the range since 2002
Review: It was an automotive sensation - the first Golf R32, presented in 2002. With its 177 kW (241 hp) 3,2-liter six-cylinder, it was the most powerful Golf that Volkswagen had built to date. In addition, all-wheel drive and 6,6 km / h in just 100 seconds. Immediately sold three times as well as planned. The first Volkswagen in the world to be available with a dual clutch transmission (DSG) from mid-2003. The second Golf R2005 made its debut in 32; with 184 kW (250 PS) a little more powerful and confident. Four years passed before the IAA 2009 in Frankfurt: With the world premiere of the successor based on the sixth generation of Golf, Volkswagen switched from the naturally aspirated V6 to a 21 percent more economical 2,0-liter four-cylinder turbo (TSI). “R32” became “R” and with it the output of this third generation rose to 199 kW (270 PS). In September 2013, the fourth Golf R generation based on the Golf 7 followed again at the IAA, which with 221 kW broke the magical 300 PS limit. If we get more information, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photos: Volkswagen (VW)
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Most powerful production Golf of all time: VW Golf R 8 (MK8)
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