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2016 (66) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R 5dr

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
Only £27,995
£5599 deposit
£450.91 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 windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
LED rear lightsRain sensor
Range adjustable headlightsRear roof spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipesWindscreen 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
Foldable front passenger seat backrestFront + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront footwell illumination
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated door sills
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
LED reading lightsLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
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 calipersChild locks on rear doors
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic tyre pressure monitoring
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Fuel cut off safety deviceHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Pre crash systemWarning 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)165Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)39.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9EC Urban (mpg)30.1

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)5.1Engine 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 Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1233Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)343
Max. Loading Weight599Max. 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

You've done the Volkswagen Golf GTI and now want something with sharper teeth? Try the latest Golf R. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf R is back, this time trying to face down some serious competition. It's come equipped though, packing all wheel drive, 300PS and capable of getting to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds. It'll also register better than 40mpg on the combined cycle. Your everyday supercar is right here.

Background

The GTI might be the definitive sporty Golf but there are those for whom even this iconic sports hatch doesn't quite deliver the goods. They want more. More grip, more speed, more presence, just more. The thing is, the market for exactly this sort of thing was turned on its head by BMW's M135i. Here was a car that delivered more. 306PS to be exact, and delivered a premium badge in the process for less than £30,000. It was a game changer. Volkswagen needed to respond and deliver a vehicle that could put the upstart M135i in its place. The GTI couldn't do it. Even at around £27,000 for a five-door manual car, it looked a bit outgunned by its Bavarian rival, ceding over 80PS and the cachet of a rear-wheel drive chassis. Step up the Golf R, a legitimate member of the 300PS club and which fronts up with all-wheel drive and a sub £30k price tag. Wolfsburg has hit back and hard.

Driving Experience

That 300PS power output is the headline number as far as the Golf R is concerned but delve a little deeper and you'll find some other facts that will stop you in your tracks. In manual form it gets to 62mph in 5.3 seconds, but unleash its potential with a DSG twin-clutch sequential transmission and it rockets through that benchmark in just 4.9 seconds. Power is delivered through a fifth-generation Haldex all-wheel drive system, which sends drive to the front wheels during modest throttle loads, but can then direct almost 100 per cent of drive to the rear axle if required. Top speed is limited to 155mph. The ride height is 20 mm lower than the standard Golf's and 5 mm lower than the GTI's, while Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) is an option. For the first time, this offers a 'Race' mode, which increases damping, reducing body movements in the process. In conjunction with the driver profile selector (standard on all Golfs from SE upwards), Race mode also sharpens the throttle response and alters the shift pattern of the DSG gearbox.

Design and Build

Apart from that hoovered-to-the-tarmac ride height, the Golf R is distinguished by its revised front bumper assembly, indented with massive air inlets, a modified radiator grille with 'R' logo and daytime running lamps that are integrated into the standard bi-xenon headlights. Move round to the side and you'll clock the aggressive body-colour sills and matt chrome-capped door mirrors. The R comes as standard with a tasty set of 18-inch 'Cadiz' alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40 tyres, but the optional 19-inch 'Pretoria' alloys are sure to be a popular fit. The brakes are ventilated discs all round, measuring 30 mm by 340 mm at the front and 22 mm by 310 mm at the back. A big part of the Golf VII design process was a determined weight loss plan and the R benefits from this by shedding around 45kg from the kerb weight of its predecessor. Its kerb weight of 1,476kg might seem quite hefty for a family hatch sized car but factor in the all-wheel drive transmission and it doesn't seem quite so bad. The interior features cloth sports seats with Alcantara bolsters, with leather upholstery available as an option, while the instrument dials are unique to the R and include some smart touches such as blue needles.

Market and Model

That sub £30,000 asking price nets you a manual Golf R three-door. You'll pay another £600-odd if you want a five-door, while DSG transmissions tack another £1,400 onto those prices. All variants come with air-conditioning, a Driver Alert system, seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. There's also a touch screen Composition Touch media system includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, a CD player, MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers. There are also LED reading lights, ambient lighting in the doors and centre console and electrically foldable door mirrors with puddle lights, and front and rear parking sensors with visual display.

Cost of Ownership

Granted, you don't buy a car like the Volkswagen Golf R to wow your friends with its environmental credentials, but it's hard not to be impressed with a combined fuel consumption of 39.8mpg for the manual car or 40.9mpg if you spring for the DSG transmission. Likewise, emissions are also very good, registering 165g/km for the manual and 159g/km for the DSG. That's one area where the Golf R scores a decisive advantage over the BMW M135i, which features a 3.0-litre six-cylinder lump up front that the Munich company does very well to massage down to 188g/km and up to 35.3mpg.

Summary

The Volkswagen Golf R might seem a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, it's a four-wheel drive, 300PS, two-litre turbo road rocket; the sort of car that you thought had gone out of fashion with the demise of the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. On the other, it's a wholly civilised, beautifully built family hatch that can better 40mpg and emits less carbon dioxide than a VW Lupo GTI. That, more than its incredible performance figures, shows us how times have changed and how fast hatches have needed to rehabilitate themselves or die. Offering a strong value proposition and no shortage of capability, it's hard to see how the Volkswagen Golf R can fail. Can it match the vivacity and excitement delivered by the BMW M135i? That will very much depend on how you like your sports hatches but one thing's for sure. You've never had it so good.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£450.91
Deposit£5599
Term (months)60
Cash price£27,995
Credit amount£22,396
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£32,654.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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