To celebrate the change in seasons, go along for a joyride in the upcoming Mk8 Golf R and the all-new ID.4 EV on the quickly-melting snow of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Volkswagen unveiled the latest generation of the brand’s performance halo, the new Golf R, today. This car boasts 315 horsepower, 27 more than the outgoing U.S. model, as well as 310 pound-feet of torque. With standard 4Motion® all-wheel drive, the Golf R can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds, on its way to a top track speed of 155 mph. The car will go on sale in the U.S. as a 2022 model during the latter part of 2021.
4. Volkswagen Golf R (2012 - 2013 - Mark VI) The predecessor to the Mk VI Golf R was Volkswagen’s R32. It featured a 3.2-liter VR6 six-cylinder engine that put out just under 250hp. People seemed disappointed when the new Golf R came out with a turbocharged four-cylinder. But that four-banger put out more power (265hp) and, above all else, was lighter. That changed the steering and handling [...]
Herndon, VA (August 15, 2018) — Volkswagen of America, Inc., (VWoA) announced today the Volkswagen SpektrumProgramforthe2019GolfR. Theprogramwillallowcustomerstochoosefrom40customorder colors—in addition to the five standard colors—ranging from Nogaro Blue Pearl and Violet Touch Metallic, to Caribbean Green and Copper Orange Metallic. These options make the Golf R stand out, from the highway to the driveway, while also highlighting the owners’ personality. The MSRP for one of the custom colors is $2,500. [...]
The Audi S3 is built on a heritage of revolutionary racing innovations and catering to the finer things in automotive life. The Golf R is a direct descendant of the hot-hatch revolution. Which one did we want to take home at the end of the day?