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Brand New 68 Plate Volkswagen Golf2.0 TSI 310 R 5dr AWD DSG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8" touch screen
Adaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and speed limiterBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCar-Net App-Connect
Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge
Instrument cluster in whiteMultifunction 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 radio 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBlack rear diffuser
Body colour door handlesBody colour rear roof spoiler
Body colour sports bumpersElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backHeated rear windscreen
Honeycomb radiator grille - blackLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsRain sensor
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delaySilver roof rails

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate controlBag hook in luggage compartment
Black headliningBoot lashing points
Chrome pedalsCooled glovebox
Courtesy light delayDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box and rear air vents
Front passenger drawer stowageFront passenger seat height adjust
Front seat back storage pocketsGearshift paddles
Grab handlesHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated door sills
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2Luggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with grey stitching
Overhead storage boxStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage compartments in doorsSun visors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable 

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - GolfMirror pack - Golf

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAutomatic post collision braking
Black brake calipersChild locks on rear doors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front assist including city emergency brakingFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsPre crash system
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

Anti-tramp functionLimited slip differential
Lowered sports suspension 

Trim

Carbon touch decorative insertsChrome-plated light switch surround
Piano black centre console 

Wheels

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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)164Noise Level dB(A)71
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDJHA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)39.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)45.6EC Urban (mpg)31.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power310
Coin DescriptionTSI 310Coin SeriesR
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0739EManufacturers 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 - Months24Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.8Engine Power - BHP310
Engine Power - KW228Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top 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

Height1515Length4567
Wheelbase2629Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2110
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1620Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)605
Max. Loading Weight592Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1518No. 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 and an uprated 310PS output that sees 62mph flash by in under 5 seconds. It'll also register better than 40mpg on the combined cycle. Your everyday supercar is right here. There's now even a desirable 'Performance Pack' option.

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 has been turned on its head by cars like BMW's M140i. Here's a car that delivers more. 340PS to be exact, and offers a premium badge in the process for less than £33,000. Volkswagen needed to respond and deliver a vehicle that could put the upstart M140i in its place. The GTI can't do that, even in its uprated 245PS 'Performance Pack' guise. But here's a Golf that can. The recently upgraded Golf R model, which now packs a 310PS punch and, unlike the BMW, has standard AWD. All for prices that start at around £32,000. Wolfsburg has hit back and hard. Go for the DSG version and you get the option of a 'Performance Pack' with uprated brakes and larger wheels, plus you can now specify a bespoke sports exhaust.

Driving Experience

That 310PS 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 might stop you in your tracks. In manual form it gets to 62mph in just over 5 seconds, but unleash its potential with a DSG twin-clutch sequential transmission and you can expect a few tenths to be shaved from that benchmark. Power is delivered through a quick-reacting 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 20mm lower than the standard Golf's and 5mm lower than the GTI's, while Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) is an option. This offers a 'Race' mode, which increases damping, reducing body movements in the process. In conjunction with the 'Driver Profile' selector, 'Race' mode also further 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 now standard LED headlights, these part of a subtly re-styled front end. 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 alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40 tyres, but the optional 19-inch alloys are sure to be a popular fit. The brakes are ventilated discs all round, measuring 30mm by 340mm at the front and 22mm by 310mm at the back. A big part of the Golf VII design process was a determined weight loss plan and the R benefits from this. Its kerb weight of just under 1.5-tonnes 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

The base sub-£33,000 asking price nets you a manual Golf R three-door. You'll pay another £650-odd if you want a five-door, while DSG transmissions tack another £1,400 onto those prices. There's also a Golf R Estate model, though for that, you'll need a £35,000 budget. 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. Go for the DSG version and your dealer will offer you the option of an extra cost 'Performance Pack'. This gives you larger 19-inch 'Spielberg' alloy wheels, an uprated 'R-Performance' braking system, a de-restriced top speed and, on the hatch version, an extra rear spoiler lip that adds a useful 20kg of downforce at high speeds. With all Golf R models, there's also the option of a bespoke sports titanium exhaust package that produces a rortier engine note. It'll add nearly £3,000 to the asking price though.

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 37.7mpg for the manual car or 40.9mpg if you spring for the DSG transmission. Likewise, emissions are also very good, registering 180g/km for the manual and 160g/km for the DSG. That's for a 3-door model. That's one area where the Golf R scores a decisive advantage over the BMW M140i, which features a 3.0-litre six-cylinder lump up front that the Munich company does very well to massage down to 179g/km and up to 36.2mpg.

Summary

The Volkswagen Golf R might seem a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, it's a four-wheel drive, 310PS, two-litre turbo road rocket; the sort of car that you thought had gone out of fashion with the demise of rally replicas like the 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 VW's old 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 this latest Volkswagen Golf R can fail. Can it match the vivacity and excitement delivered by the BMW M140i? 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
80%
Styling
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Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£329
Deposit£6213.64
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.2%
Cash price£32,495
Credit amount£24,781.36
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£12,937.50
Total amount payable£36,453.14
Volkswagen deposit£1500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR5.2%
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