The 2015 VW Golf R is a 292-HP, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive hot hatch capable of a 0-60 MPH run of under five seconds. Released initially with a six-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG), the new Golf R will eventually be available in the US with a true six-speed-manual transmission.
Watch Roman chat with VW Product Planner Michael Klopotowski to find out everything you ever wanted to know about the 2015 VW Golf R:
Though the 2015 VW Golf R’s TSI engine is familiar in its basic form, it actually produces 36 HP and 37 lb-ft of torque more than its predecessor. Despite the additional power and torque, the new R is more fuel-efficient than the 2013 model, with an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 mpg with the six-speed DSG transmission, up from 27 mpg for the previous, manual -transmission model. The DSG also offers a launch control feature, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 4.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 MPH.
Pricing for the 2105 VW Golf R starts at $36,595.00, with a fully-loaded “launch edition” model coming in at $39,090.00. The latter includes premium features such as adaptive chassis control (DCC), navigation, Lapiz Blue Metallic paint, 19-inch “Cadiz” aluminum-alloy wheels and summer performance tires; 4Motion® all-wheel drive; Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights; Park Distance Control; and the Fender® Premium Audio System.
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