2016 (66) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R 3dr DSG

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
Only £28,495
£5699 deposit
£458.96 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gaugeFlat tyre indicator
Infotainment systemInstrument cluster in white
Multi function display colour screenMultifunction computer
Progressive power assisted steeringRev counter
Trip and service interval displayUltrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-inComposition media system
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBi-Xenon headlights and headlight washers with LED daytime running lights
Black rear diffuserBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesChrome louvres in grille
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric folding door mirrors with puddle lamps
Electric front windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenLED rear lights
Rain sensorRange adjustable headlights
Rear roof spoilerRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate controlAmbient lighting
Bag hook in luggage compartmentBlack headlining
Boot lashing pointsChrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surround
Chrome-plated electric window button surroundCourtesy light delay
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentDust/pollen filter
Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)Front + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront footwell illumination
Front seat back storage pocketsGearshift paddles
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated door sillsIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLED reading lights
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake gripPassenger underseat drawer
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear cupholder
Stainless steel pedalsStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in doorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
White adjustable panel illumination 

Packs

Styling pack - Golf R/R-Line 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAutomatic Post collision braking
Black brake calipersDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic tyre pressure monitoringESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsFuel cut off safety device
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Pre crash system
Warning triangle and first aid kit holder 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Lowered sports suspensionXDS plus electronic differential lock

Trim

Carbon decorative inserts in dash and door panelChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome-plated light switch surroundGloss black decorative inserts in centre console

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)159Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)40.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9EC Urban (mpg)32.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power300
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesR
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.9Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG38.8Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/40 R18Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleCADIZ
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1436Length4276
Wheelbase2630Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1980
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1233Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)343
Max. Loading Weight619Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1361No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet

The Golf Mk VI bows out with a barnstorming 261bhp open-top model. But can it justify its enormous price tag? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Carrying a hefty price tag and commensurately meaty 261bhp powerplant, the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet was always going to be a niche player, but can you really justify nearly £40,000 on a Golf?, no matter how nicely it's finished?

Background

When Volkswagen launched the convertible version of the Golf Mk VI, it did raise more than a few eyebrows. After all, the company already had a convertible car that ran on this platform called the Eos. The logic behind the Golf Cabriolet, they said, was because buyers wanted a simpler, less complex car. Quite how that squares with the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet we have before us here I'm not quite sure. This is not a simple car. It develops 261bhp and is more expensive than a Porsche Boxster. So it's a bit of an oddity then? You could say that. But the British public tends to like oddball Volkswagen products. They embrace the extreme, the weird and the wonderful and there's something of all of that in the Golf R Cabriolet. It won't be around for long, so if you want one, you're going to need to be quick.

Driving Experience

You're probably familiar with the Golf R hatch, a model that acted as sports flagship for the Golf range. The Cabriolet version is quite different. For a start, it does without the hatch's all-wheel drive system. Yes, you have arrived at the correct conclusion, this is an open-topped car that tries to put 261bhp through its front wheels. This would normally result in a floppy, understeering mess of a chassis that spent most of its time trying to wear out the traction control light on the dashboard, but the Golf's underpinnings are largely up to the task and it puts its power down without too much drama or body flex. Ride quality is also very good, especially with the adaptive chassis control in the comfort setting. There's some buffeting when travelling with the roof down but it's very refined with the roof up. An additional 94kg of ballast over and above the four-wheel drive Golf R Mk VI hatch means that the Cabriolet can't match its performance and the lack of any driveshafts at the back make the discrepancy look bigger than it is when it comes to a sprint off the line. The hatch made 62mph in 5.5 seconds whereas the open car requires 6.4 seconds, topping out at 155mph. You'll notice the lack of all-wheel drive most clearly when trying to accelerate from a standstill on wet roads. Those looking for a purist driving experience should probably look elsewhere. This is for those who want a Golf convertible that's got some overtaking punch. It's equipped as standard with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with an electronic differential to assist traction.

Design and Build

Design cues include an R-specific front bumper with gloss-black grille and 'R' logo, LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights with black housings, gloss-black door mirror casings and black-painted brake callipers with R logo. Side sill extensions, a gloss black rear diffuser framed by chrome-tipped exhausts either side and smoked LED tail lights complete the look. Lowered suspension drops the ride by 25mm in comparison with the standard Golf Cabriolet. Wheels are 18 or 19-inch Talladega alloy wheels in either Sterling Silver or optionally High-gloss Black. Build quality seems up to the usual Volkswagen standard which means soft touch materials, classy metal trim inserts, ambient mood lighting and silicon damped everything. The soft top features an additional exterior skin, as well as snug window and door seals. There's a heated rear windscreen and a very clever feature when the roof is stowed. The upper side of the leading edge (the segment the directly mates to the windscreen frame) covers the entire top surface of the roof storage box, eliminating the need for a tonneau cover. This means that the roof can swing into position in only 9.5 seconds and it can operate at speeds of up to 18mph. With the fabric roof stowed, there's a mere 250 litres of luggage space available.

Market and Model

Value. That's a tough one to assess. There's really no gentle way to say it but the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet costs nearly forty grand - an awful lot for a Golf. It takes a bit of getting used to, that one. Here's a Golf that costs more than a Porsche Boxster. Okay, so you'll correctly point out that it will appeal to a different demographic to the Porsche, namely one that requires back seats but it's interesting to note that Volkswagen thinks the Golf's badge equity stretches this far. Personally, I think it's a bit of a stretch. You may well disagree. The interior is certainly well finished with four individual leather sports seats in with 'R' logos in the head restraints, while the leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear lever all get contrasting grey stitching. The pedals have brushed aluminium caps, while the doors and dashboard feature aluminium decorative inlays. Standard specification includes RCD 310 DAB radio with MDI (multi-device interface) and Bluetooth telephone connectivity.

Cost of Ownership

Add a couple of options to the Golf R Cabriolet and you can be looking at £40,000 worth of car. Given that the Golf Mk VI has now been replaced by the Golf Mk VII, are you left with a very expensive and almost instantly outdated vehicle? In a way, yes, but it has always been thus, with Cabriolet versions of the Golf lagging a generation or so behind their hard-topped siblings in terms of chassis tech. As it stands, the efficiency measures of this Golf R drop top aren't actually that great, with combined economy rated at 34.5mpg. Emissions are pegged at 190g/km. That's more than a Boxster too. Still, if you can afford to drop this sort of money on an open-topped plaything, perhaps day to day running costs aren't an over-riding concern.

Summary

The Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet is an interesting car. Every facet of its personality needs to be assessed in terms of its almost £40,000 price tag and in many regards, it's tough to justify, especially when many will feel the Golf GTI Cabriolet at around £30,000 is actually the better car of the two. Still, there's no shortage of buyers who just want the most expensive model in the range and, well, this is it. That's not to say this car's a duffer. Far from it. It's rapid, it's extremely well finished, it'll have a definite rarity value and it's an interesting thing. If I may, I'll refer you back to something I wrote when Volkswagen first announced the Golf Mk VI Cabriolet model. "If Volkswagen can get the pricing right, it's hard to see this car falling on its face. Get the pricing wrong, however, and this car could easily become a curious sideshow attraction." I'll leave the value judgments to you.

Performance
90%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
40%
Equipment
80%
Economy
50%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
50%

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Monthly payment£458.96
Deposit£5699
Term (months)60
Cash price£28,495
Credit amount£22,796
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Fixed interest rate4.1%
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