Frankfurt Auto Show: Volkswagen Golf R
And because we're already talking about power, it comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that develops 270 PS at 6,000 rpm and propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. The previous model, which was featuring a 3.2-liter engine, did the same in 6.5 seconds.
Furthermore, the DSG gearbox improves the new Golf R's acceleration, helping it achieve 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. As for fuel consumption, the basic configuration burns 8.5 liters of gasoline per 100 km (27.6 mpg) while releasing 199 grams of CO2 per kilometer (down from 255 g/km). The DSG reduces fuel consumption to 8.4 l/100km (28 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 195 g/km.
Exterior features include new wheels and bumper designs plus three very large air intakes for better cooling of the engine. The louvres on the intakes are painted in high-gloss black, and standard LED strips that serves as daytime running lights are integrated in the two outer air intakes. The R logo is painted in chrome while the mirror housings are finished in high-gloss black.
As for the interior, the R brings a new gearshift knob, carpet floor mats, aluminium door tread plates with R logo and the instruments with their blue pointers. Additionally, the manufacturer offers stainless steel sport pedals and R-specific instrument and door accents in “Silver Lane” style plus automatic climate control system (“Climatronic”).
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