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The Golf R

Technology From the racetrack directly to the road: thanks to the permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive and powerful TSI engine with turbocharger technology and direct injection, you can enjoy an extraordinary driving experience.


With the Golf R, you're in pole position on the road. The 290 PS powertrain sits under the cover with an R badge, waiting to unleash its power. This means that the Golf R is not only the most powerful Golf there's ever been, but also the fastest. Thanks to its starting performance and DSG dual clutch transmission, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.The combination of direct injection and intelligent turbocharging as well as high torque guarantee an exceptional driving experience every time you take to the road.


The permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive distributes the TSI engine's power to all four wheels as required. This prevents wheelspin and locking, and helps your Golf R gain traction on virtually any surface. In combination with the 7-speed DSG dual clutch transmission, the Golf R accelerates efficiently without traction loss.

Dynamic Chassis Control

Do you like your cars to be sporty? Then bring motorsports to the road with driving profile selection as well as race mode, which has been developed specifically for the Golf R. Adapt the vehicle to your needs at just the press of a button or using the touchscreen on your infotainment system. You'll be impressed by the result: more taut running gear, prompt gas pedal response and faster gear changes ensure an authentic racing experience. 

Lap timer

 The Sport Human Machine Interface (HMI) gives you deep insight into the technology so that you can get the best from your Golf R. Directly on the screen of your infotainment system, it shows you current engine values such as the charge pressure and G-meter as well as the power currently being used. On the track, lap timers are used both to measure lap times and to show the current longitudinal and lateral acceleration.

Launch Control

It's like the racetrack was made for your Golf R. If not before, you'll notice this when you experience breathtaking acceleration that will give you goosebumps right from the outset with Launch Control start. In your Golf R, you can turn off ESC Electronic Stability Control. This will give you control of the vehicle in the threshold area.

Blind Spot Sensor with Rear Traffic Alert

Newly available on the Golf R is the Blind Spot Sensor with Rear Traffic Alert system. The system is active at speeds above 30 km/h and monitors traffic behind for a range of 20 metres via radar sensors. If, during the intended lane change, the radar detects a vehicle in the area not visible to the driver or that is approaching fast from behind, the system alerts the driver with a visual signal in the exterior mirror. Rear Traffic Alert comes to the driver's aid when reversing out of a parking space with restricted visibility - it detects approaching vehicles within a certain area and sounds an audible warning. If need be, the system can even brake the vehicle within its own limits to ideally prevent a collision or at least reduce the severity of the impact.

Active Info Display

Thanks to the Active Info Display in the R look, you can enjoy the advantages of an instrument cluster with a high-resolution 12.3-inch colour display. The R-logo in the status line emphasises the sporty design. With various information profiles, you can decide which specific data are displayed in the instrument cluster in addition to the usual gauges such as the rev counter, speedometer and odometer.

Equipment & design The premium equipment in a motorsports look and the clean design language with R-specific features set your Golf R apart. The wide range of details available also means you can choose between different equipment features.


The Golf R will inspire you with its sporty details: from the black-underlaid LED headlights with daytime running light and dynamic cornering light to the bumpers at the front and a motorsports look with an R-specific, black gloss radiator grille. The tail also leaves a lasting impression: with the powerful contours of the rear bumper, the R-specific diffuser in high-gloss black and the darkened LED tail light cluster, it's easy to see why the Golf R always drives at least one car length ahead. The sill extension in high-gloss black and the R logo on the side panels and rear lid also attract plenty of attention. The matching mirror caps in chrome matte provide the perfect finish to this striking design.


Step into your Golf R and your pulse will soon be racing: the sportiness and dynamism of the vehicle are also reflected in the details of its interior. The blue-illuminated door sill panels in stainless steel, carbon touch decorative trims with background lighting and pedal caps in stainless steel head in one direction only, and that's forwards. The black headliner and the Active Info Display in the R-specific design truly emphasise this vehicle's dynamism.

The premium sport seats enable you to sit comfortably and enjoy reliable lateral support. They feature an unmistakably sporty look and ensure optimum safety on the road. The head restraints and side panel interiors in a special carbon-style look feature an integrated R logo in the backrest.


With 18 inch alloy rims and size 225/40 R18 Cadiz wide-section tyres as standard, the Golf R commands respect on the street. And not only when in motion - the cast aluminium wheels also look perfect when the vehicle is stationary. The painted black brake calipers with R logo emphasise the overall sporty look.

Discover Pro with gesture control

The Discover Pro navigation system offers innovative gesture control across a 9.2-inch touch screen. This allows you to change from one radio station to another or change the system settings in your car, such as the intensity of the interior lighting, with a single hand movement. It also features eight speakers, FM radio, a CD drive that can also play music in MP3, AAC and WMA format, two SD card slots, AUX-IN and USB ports and a Bluetooth connection for mobile phones.


Servicing and warranty Every Volkswagen model comes with the following coverage.

All Volkswagen models come with a 3-year free service maintenance package:

  • 15,000 km or 1 year (whichever comes first)
  • 30,000 km or 2 years (whichever comes first)
  • 45,000 km or 3 years (whichever comes first)

Vehicles purchased after 1st April 2017 come with comprehensive warranty coverage of up to 5 years or 100,000km mileage (whichever comes first). For more warranty information, please click here.

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