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2020 (20) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI 300 R 5dr 4MOTION DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, forward collision warning, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devicesBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumptionPower assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
Push tank flapRear view camera
Speed limit displaySpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Stop/start systemThink blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsUnique R instrument cluster
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Anti-tramp functionBattery regeneration during braking
Mechanical limited slip differential 

Entertainment

Composition media systemDAB Digital radio receiver
Driver Personalisation profile selectionMP3/WMA compatability
Multi device interface (MDI) via USB connectionPremium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
SMS FunctionalityTitle and cover art display
USB and SD card connectivityVolkswagen media control

Exterior Features

3D-LED tinted rear light clusters with indicator sweep functionBlack front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insert
Body colour door handlesBody colour rear roof spoiler
Chrome trimmed front air intake surroundsDusk sensor + automatic driving lights
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsExtended sill strips flared
Fully galvanised bodyHeated rear windscreen
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyLED headlights with dynamic light assist
Range adjustable headlights via infotainment system with LED daytime running lightsRear fog lamp
Rear number plate lights incorporating LED technologyRear window aerial
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipeReflectors in all doors
Sill extensionsUnique R badging
Unique R design keyUnique R radiator grille with matt chrome strip
Uniquely shaped front/rear bumpersWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2Black roof lining
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filterCooled glovebox
Cover for storage compartment in centreDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Interior light delayIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2Luggage compartment lighting
Overhead storage boxRear diffuser in black with twin oval chrome exhaust tailpipes left and right
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in centre consoleStorage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doorsStowable luggage compartment cover
Sun visorsThree spoke leather trimmed multifunction steering wheel with R logo and gear knob gaiter
Unique R gear lever knobVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - GolfConvenience Pack - Golf
Mirror pack - GolfWinter pack - Golf

Passive Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsAirbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)Automatic post collision braking system
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakesPre crash preventive occupant protection
Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensionersTyre pressure loss indicator

Security

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

Trim

Carbon touch decorative insertsChrome plated air vent surround
Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment switch surroundChrome-plated light switch surround
Piano 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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)162Noise Level dB(A)70
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb195

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

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min8.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max32.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min32.8

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power300
Coin DescriptionTSI 300Coin SeriesR
Generation Mark7Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0739E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %95NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76
NCAP Safety Assist %78Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.7Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Length4263
Wheelbase2626Width1790
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight495Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1525No. 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

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
80%
Styling
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Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* 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.

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Monthly payment£554.85
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£33,298
Credit amount£33,049
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£13,275
Total amount payable£39,602.95
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge22.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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