Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

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Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

The most sporty of the Golf the R now it is also available on the bodywork Variant. The car retains all its sportiness along with all the features you would expect from a Golf station wagon. The wheelbase compared to the sedan is longer than 66 mm.

Its suitability for daily use is in no way compromised by the specific sports structure R (20mm lower) and the fact that it was designed with motor racing in mind.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, characteristics, dimensions

The cockpit is the strong point of the Golf R Variant, thanks to the longer wheelbase of 66 mm of the “normal” Golf R. The 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.

The wheelbase of the Golf R Variant compared to the sedan is 66 mm longer

For the first time, the Golf R Variant is available with an optional ball joint with a maximum permissible trailer weight (braked) up to 1.9 tons and a load at the helm of 80 kilograms.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, exterior features

Outside the Volkswagen Golf R Variant is characterized by the typical elements of the R, such as the front bumper with splitter and the side wings as air deflectors. From the side, the wider side members in the body color catch the eye.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

Rear view of the Volkswagen Golf R Variant

Completely new are the R-specific rear bumper with the diffuser painted in glossy black and the sports exhaust system built to Volkswagen R specification and equipped with two double terminals chromed exhaust pipes.

There are three colors to choose from: the typical R-Lapiz Blue Metallic, Pure White is Deep Black Pearl Effect.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, 4MOTION all-wheel drive and Torque Vectoring

The Golf R Variant, just like the compact Golf R, is equipped with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive newly developed with R Performance Torque Vectoring with selective control of the wheel torque on the rear axle.

Here, a new rear final drive distributes the motive power not only between the front and rear axles as needed, but also between the rear wheels.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

The Golf R Variant is equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and Torque Vectoring

This innovative guide greatly increases theagility of the car, especially when cornering. The all-wheel drive is also networked via the Vehicle Dynamics Manager with other gear systems such as the electronic differential lock (XDS) and the adaptive control of the DCC chassis. The trim of the La Golf R Variant has been fine-tuned on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, driving mode

In the optional R Performance package, the powerful estate car features two additional guide profiles. In profile Special, all key parameters of the transmission system have been configured for demanding circuits such as the Nordschleife. Away from public roads, the driving profile Drift makes drifting much safer and more fun.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

Two special driving modes can be selected when driving the Golf R Variant: Special and Drift

The four driving profiles Comfort, Sport, Race and Individual are standard. Drivers can use a button to adjust theESC according to your needs by selecting one of the two settings.

ESC can also be disabled completely for all driving situations (ESC mode off), however, theAutonomous Emergency Braking and Swerve Support reactivate the entire ESC system in an emergency.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, engine characteristics

The turbocharged four-cylinder engine from 1.984 of the Italian Civil Code of the product line EA888 now develops a power of 235 kW (320 hp) in its fourth stage of development. I’m 14 kW (20 hp) more compared to its predecessor. The maximum torque has passed from 400 Nm to 420 Nm.

This is also available at low engine speeds of only 2,100 rpm and remains constant at this high level up to 5,350 rpm.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

The engine of the Golf R Variant is the 320 HP 2.0 TSI

Of course, the new engine meets the current emissions standard EU6 AP. A new one is mounted on the front axle braking system with 18-inch brake discs. This means they are one inch (25.4mm) larger than those of the predecessor.

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The new brake is built with pivot discs and an aluminum brake pad, which reduces the weight by 600 grams per side. A speed-dependent map in the electromechanical brake booster ensures precise brake control.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, cockpit, inside as it is

In the interior of the Volkswagen Golf R Variant are standard, among other things, the new multifunctional sports steering wheel in leather and premium sport seats, front. These have integrated headrests with blue R logos. The seat center panels are lined with seat covers in fabric “R” in blue-black.

The inside of the seat cushion pads is made of ArtVelours microfleece in Flint Gray. You can also order the package in skin Tassel optional. It includes active air conditioning for the front seats and, inside the doors, elements in carbon look with blue applications.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant, features and price

Sports seats with integrated headrest

In addition, in the passenger compartment i touch buttons, touch slider and touch screen replace the functions of the classic analog controls and displays. The Digital Cockpit Pro R specific offers exclusive features like a new one horizontal engine speed display at the top edge of the full digital display and a stopwatch to keep time on track.

Golf R Variant price, how much does it cost?

The new Golf R Variant can be ordered in Germany and Europe from 8 July 2021. Prices start at 51,585 euros (19% VAT included).

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