Volkswagen Reveals 300 HP Golf 7 : 0 to 100 KM/H in 4.9 Seconds with DSG
Just revealed by the German automaker ahead of the Frankfurt debut, the new R is nothing short of mind-blowing. Why? The slowest Golf 7 gets to 100 km/h in about 12 seconds. So, you want to know how much it take the fastest Golf ever to reach the same speed? 4.9 seconds.
The reason for this awesome performance is basically, whisper it with us, an Audi engine. The 2.0
With a manual gearbox (standard), the new R will get to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. That's still faster than the old model's 5.7 seconds. However, you can't row the gears as fast as the optionally available DSG6 box, which drops another 0.4 second off the time to get you that magic 4.9-second time.
The 2014 Golf R comes with standard 18-inch wheels (19s available), larger brakes, 20mm lower suspension over the standard car (5mm over the GTI), a new body kit and adaptive chassis control as an option.
While we're blown over by the performance, the same can't be said about the looks. The chin of the car is too subtle compared to the old one, the top grille is tiny and the wheel designs are a failure, just like on the GTI. Still, we'll gladly put up with a subtle Golf R if we can have that performance.
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