The range of Volkswagen Golf R is completed with the arrival of the version Variant, the nasty 320 bhp station wagon with lowered suspension and sporty look. A high-performance family car dedicated to performance that is available in Germany at a price of 51,585 euros but which for now will not land on the Italian market, probably due to the persistence of the Superbollo.
The new Golf R Estate is the most powerful and dynamic ever made thanks to the a 2.0 TSI engine with 320 hp and 420 Nm of maximum torque combined with standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive with R Performance Torque Vectoring. Power is transmitted by a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. It sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.9 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. With the optional R Performance package, a top speed of 270 km / h can be reached. The package also includes 19-inch wheels and additional driving modes Special (Nürburgring mode) and Drift (for power slide).
The Golf R Variant also retains all the features you would expect from a Golf station wagon: its suitability for everyday use is in no way compromised by the R-specific sport structure with the 20 mm lowered chassis. “The Golf R Estate is the perfect combination of a compact Golf R3 and a station wagon. Sportiness, performance and emotions meet space, versatility and innovation “, Sven Smeets said, Head of R Business Unit. The interior of the R Estate benefits from the Golf Estate’s 66mm longer wheelbase than the standard Golf. Rear passengers in particular benefit from the generous proportions: the maximum legroom expands from 903 mm to 941 mm. The vehicle has a trunk volume of 611 liters, which increases to a maximum of 1,642 liters when loaded up to the roof and with the second row of seats folded down. For the first time, the Golf R Estate is available with an optional ball joint with a maximum permissible trailer weight (braked) of up to 1.9 tonnes and a drawbar load of 80 kilograms.
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The typical features of the design R they are clearly visible on the outside, such as the front bumper with splitter and the aerodynamic appendages in the lower part of the front. Completely new are the specific rear bumper with the diffuser painted in glossy black and the sports exhaust system built according to Volkswagen R specifications, equipped with two chromed twin tailpipes. There are three colors to choose from: the typical R-Lapiz Blue Metallic, the Pure White and the Deep Black Pearl Effect.
In Optional R Performance package, the powerful station wagon has two additional driving profiles. In the Special profile, all the key parameters of the transmission system have been configured for demanding circuits such as the Nordschleife. Away from public roads, the Drift driving profile opens up a new level of driving dynamics and makes drifting much safer and more fun. The four driving profiles Comfort, Sport, Race and Individual are standard. Drivers can use a button to adjust the ESC to suit their needs by selecting one of two settings. The ESC can also be turned off completely for all driving situations (ESC off mode), however, the Autonomous Emergency Braking and Swerve Support reactivate the entire ESC system in an emergency.
In new Golf R Estate The new multifunction sports steering wheel in leather and the premium sports seats, front, are standard. These have integrated headrests with blue R logos. The seat center panels are upholstered with “R” cloth seat covers in black-blue. It is also possible to order the optional Nappa leather package which includes active climate control for the front seats and, inside the doors, elements in carbon look with blue applications.
Compared to the previous generation, the driver’s controls have been almost completely redesigned. Touch buttons, touch sliders and touch screens replace the functions of classic analog controls and displays. The R-specific Digital Cockpit Pro offers unique features such as a new horizontal engine speed display at the top edge of the fully digital display and a stopwatch to keep track of time. As with all Volkswagen of the latest generation, the new MIB3 infotainment system offers connectivity to all VW digital services and enables cloud-based personalization via the Volkswagen ID. The Digital Cockpit Pro and the infotainment system are arranged in the driver’s line of sight to make their use and consultation even easier.