The new Volkswagen Golf R station wagon revealed its characteristics: engine and transmission, acceleration time to 100, chassis features, and price in Europe.
The new Volkswagen Golf R Estate received equipment from the hatchback with the same name, but at the same time retaining the advantages of a station wagon: a 66 mm wheelbase and a trunk with a volume of 611 to 1642 liters with a convenient opening of the fifth door for loading large boxes and other large luggage … And there is also a feature that the hatchback lacks – the ability to order a hitch for towing trailers weighing up to 1.9 tons.
External differences of the R-version from the more relaxed modifications: rims with a diameter of 18 or 19 inches in the original design, more aggressive bumpers. There are three body colors to choose from R-typical Lapiz Blue Metallic, Pure White, and Deep Black Pearl Effect.
Engine – 2.0 TSI EA888 series (320 hp, 440 Nm), All-wheel drive car, with 4Motion system with individual packages for thrust vector control through the rear axle shafts. The optional R Performance Package features a dedicated Nürburgring driving mode and drift mode.
Like a similar hatchback, the R-station wagon received a sports chassis with a 20 mm lower (relative to the base model) ground clearance, adaptive DCC shock absorbers, and reinforced brakes. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 s versus 4.7 s for the hatchback, top speed electronically limited: 250 km / h in normal configuration or 270 km / h with R Performance package
The new Volkswagen Golf R Estate comes standard with a new multifunction sports leather steering wheel and sports seats at the front. They have integrated head restraints with blue R logos. The center sections of the seats are upholstered in dark fabric inserts. The inner side of the seat bolsters is made of ArtVelours in Flint Gray. Also available in nappa leather. This set includes Active Climate Control for the front seats and carbon-look elements with blue accents on the door panels.
Compared to the seventh-generation Golf, the driver’s controls have been almost completely redesigned. Touch buttons, sliders, and screens replace the functionality of classic controls and analog displays. Exclusive to the R version, the Digital Cockpit Pro offers exclusive features such as a lap timer to keep track of time on the race track. Certain functions of the onboard electronics can be controlled using voice commands.
In Germany, the new Volkswagen Golf R Estate is already available to order. Cost – from 51 585 euros.