The Golf R is a regular at Houston Cars and Coffee events. The Golf R has a more sporty appearance than the standard Golf. The R has a slightly different grill than the Golf GTI and "R" badges replace the "GTI" badges. The main difference between the Golf R and the Golf GTI is that the Golf R has an upgraded engine. The Golf R has a larger turbo, a larger intercooler, upgraded bearings, upgraded camshaft, and upgraded injectors.
The Golf R is powered by a turbocharged I4 engine, paired with a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed DSG transmission, that produces 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The Golf R goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 155 mph. Prices for the 3-door hatchback start at $33,900 and prices for the 5-door hatchback start at $36,090. That is quite a bit of money for a Volkswagen Golf. The Golf R is $10,000 more, but the Golf R goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, whereas the Golf GTI takes 6.9 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
The Golf R has been featured on Fifth Gear, RTL Autowereld, and Motorweek. The Golf R is playable in Auto Club Revolution, Forza Motorsport 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Forza Horizon, Real Racing 2, Gran Turismo 5, and Simraceway.
Final Thoughts: The Golf was never a stylish car and the Golf R is no exception. There are better looking hatchbacks compared to the Golf R, but few hatchbacks can perform like the Golf R. For $34,000-$36,000, you are getting a good performing hot hatchback. This is a quick car. Hopefully, there will be a Golf R for the seventh generation Golf.
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