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Brand New 22 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI 320 R 4Motion 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)Car2X communication
Digital cockpit pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customizable menus and informationDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionDynamic road sign display
eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency responseLane assist
Lane change assistantMobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
Progressive steeringSpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Start/Stop functionTravel assist with emergency side assist with electrically foldable door mirrors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastenedWireless app connect

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

4Motion 4 wheel driverFront differential lock
Petrol Particulate FilterXDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling

Entertainment

Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility 

Exterior Features

Advanced high beam control dynamic light assist for LED matrix headlampsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home featureBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour rear roof spoiler
Front and rear electric windowsHeat insulating glass windscreen
Heated rear windscreenHigh level 3rd brake light
Highway lightIlluminated front grille
IQ.Light - LED Matrix headlights, dynamic headlight control with advanced high beam control matrix dipped main beam + LED DRL + 22 LED lightsLED front fog lights with 5 honeycomb design
LED License plate illuminationLED rear combination lamp inlcuding dynamic turn signal
Matt chrome effect door mirrors with integrated indicatorsRain sensor
Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sidesRear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delayRemote electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on pa
Welcome light 

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 zone climate with controls in the rear
Aluminium gear knobAmbient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lighting
Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sidesBlack roof lining
Brushed stainless steel pedalsCentre console
Chrome plated surround to electric mirror button, window switch and air vent surroundsDrivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
Front seat lumbar support adjusterFront sports seats
GloveboxHeight adjustable front seats
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
Luggage compartment lightingR leather wrapped multi function sports heated steering wheel with extended paddle shift
Removable luggage compartment coverSplit folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors 

Packs

R styling pack - Golf 

Passive Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear three point seatbelts
ABSBlue brake callipers in front with R logo
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivationDrivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Extended pedestrian protection measuresFront and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
Front disc brakesRear disc brakes
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console 

Trim

Black metal chrome decorative inserts in dash and front door trim panelsSoul dashboard

Wheels

Tyre mobility kit Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant
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)161Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb177WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL177 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH11.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL11.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL7.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH35.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL36.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH37.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL38.7
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH41.5WLTP - MPG - High - TEL42.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH24.4WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL24.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH35.3WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL35.8

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power320
Coin DescriptionTSI 320 4MotionCoin SeriesR
Generation Mark8Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.7Engine Power - BHP320
Engine Power - KW235Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT310Engine Torque - MKG42.8
Engine Torque - NM420Engine Torque - RPM2100
Top Speed155 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleJEREZWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1458Length4290
Wheelbase2628Width1789

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2030
Max. Loading Weight554Minimum Kerbweight1476
No. of Seats5Turning 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

Want the ultimate hot hatch? Volkswagen's rejuvenated Golf R could well be it. This can't claim to be the fastest car of its kind but its Wolfsburg maker reckons it's the most complete, most rewarding and most dynamic shopping rocket yet made. Depending on your mood, it can reach 168mph on the racetrack or register better than 35mpg on the school run. Your everyday supercar is right here.

Background

We've had the Golf R around in various forms since 2009 and the formula it offers hasn't fundamentally changed much in that time. There's VW's 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine in its fastest form, 4MOTION 4WD and a slice of Golf GTI engineering tuned up to the max. This latest version, based on the current MK8 Golf architecture, doesn't deviate much from that script but does usefully embellish it. And of course, predictably, it claims to be the quickest and most powerful Golf ever made. That isn't enough to allow it to fully take on uber-fast super hatches like the Mercedes-AMG A 45 or the Audi RS3. But the Golf R significantly undercuts both these models on price and in real world point-to-point motoring probably isn't much slower. Plus a major draw is that its pavement presence is that bit more understated. You could get away with one of these in the company carpark without Directorship-level eyebrows being raised. Sounds tempting.

Driving Experience

So to what you need to know here. The fourth generation 'Evo 4' version of this Volkswagen's EA888 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol unit now puts out 320PS. Just as it does in the Tiguan R and Arteon R models that also use it. 62mph from rest occupies 4.7s (0.2s faster than the previous car could manage) and if you pay extra for the optional 'R-Performance upgrade' package, Volkswagen will remove the 155mph speed limiter so that 168mph is possible. All this motor's pulling power is available from just 2,100rpm. Power though, is nothing without control - and this Golf R has more of that. For the first time, power can be distributed not only between front and rear axles but also between the rear wheels. Thanks to a new torque vectoring system using a pair of electronically operated multi-disc clutches, output can be balanced across the rear axle from 0-100% within milliseconds. You're going to want that optional 'R-Performance' upgrade package because it includes two extra driving modes. 'Special' was configured for optimum performance at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschliefe race track (around which the latest car is apparently 17 seconds quicker than its predecessor). There's also 'Drift', configured for general wild racetrack use. Changes common to both Golf R variants include 10% stiffer springs, a 1.3-degree front axle camber change and steering software tweaked to be more direct. The brake discs are 17mm bigger and feature crisper pedal response. And the front aluminium subframe is 3kgs lighter. All good to know.

Design and Build

Apart from that hoovered-to-the-tarmac ride height, the Golf R is distinguished by its 18-inch 'Jerez' alloy wheels (upgradeable to 19-inchers), full R body kit, roof spoiler and quad exhaust pipes - a feature that subtly hints at the model's potency compared with other Golf models. The model's brake callipers are finished in the hallmark shade of Volkswagen R blue, and feature the R division's logo, while the car's door mirrors are finished in a matt chrome effect - another identifier of the powerful and enthusiast-focused Golf R. Inside, a bespoke, heated R steering wheel features, with a new R button which allows the driver direct access to the car's newly enhanced range of drive modes without needing to take their hands away from the wheel. Extended paddle shifters also add to the driver-focused convenience of the model's cockpit. Sports seats with integrated head restraints feature a 'Sardegna' design in black-blue cloth, unique to the new R models, while the outer areas are in ArtVelours. Otherwise, everything is much as it would be in an ordinary Golf. There's comfortable space for a couple of adults on the back seat and the convenience of a reasonably-sized 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

This Golf R was priced from just over £39,000 at launch. Most customers will want to find the £2,000 extra necessary for the optional 'R-Performance Package'. It brings upgraded 19-inch 'Estoril' alloy wheels, a performance rear spoiler for added downforce, and an increased top speed of 168 mph (where permitted). The pack also adds two new driver modes; Drift and Special. Drift mode is entirely focused upon driver enjoyment away from public highways. This mode uses the full potential of the new R-Performance Torque Vectoring and enables the driver to drift the new Golf R on private tracks. The pack also introduces a 'Special' mode that provides the car with the perfect setup to tackle the famously challenging N??rburgring. This is an extension of the standard Race driving mode, in which the engine sound is increased, while the DSG, optional DCC, progressive steering and the all-wheel drive system are adjusted to a sportier set-up. Several accessories are available for the Golf R including an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, panoramic sunroof, Harmon/Kardon sound system and a head up display. Volkswagen also says that this current generation model will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car. Most owners will want to consider the option of adding DCC adaptive damping. The car's driver assistance systems include lane change assist and Travel Assist with Side Assist and Emergency Assist.

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 between 35.3mpg and 36.2mpg on the combined cycle. Likewise, emissions are also very good, registering between 177 and 181g/km. Insurance is group 31E. And the warranty? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf GTI, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

The Volkswagen Golf R might seem a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, it's a four-wheel drive, 320PS, two-litre turbo road rocket; the sort of car that you thought had gone out of fashion. On the other, it's a wholly civilised, beautifully built family hatch that can better 35mpg and emits less carbon dioxide than many much slower hot hatches. 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 rejuvenated Volkswagen Golf R can fail. Can it match the polished capability of a BMW M135i or the vivacity and excitement delivered by the Renaultsport Megane or the Honda Civic Type R? 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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Insurance
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* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£525
Deposit£2500
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.59%
Cash price£40,495
Credit amount£37,495
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£18,599.37
Total amount payable£46,809.37
Volkswagen deposit£500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR5.6%
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