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2022 Volkswagen Golf R Flexes Torque Vectoring 4Motion Drift Mode in the Snow

When it’s going to arrive stateside in late 2021, the brand-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R probably won't have snow at its disposal, so the German company decided it needed to seize the low-grip moment. And what better way to steer our attention towards the hot-hatch's new 4Motion AWD system than with some powdered slides enabled by the “track-only” Drift mode?
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Volkswagen keeps mum on the exact date when it will finally kick off deliveries for the 2022 Golf R. But at least we know it will deliver more grunt than its predecessor, as its turbocharged 2.0-liter mill is capable of churning out 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet (420 Nm) of torque.

And that’s not all because, as per tradition, the flagship of the Golf series has a 4Motion trick up its sleeve. VW reengineered the all-wheel-drive system to make sure it gets all the power as efficiently as possible to all four wheels and fitted rear-axle torque vectoring.

This is one of the key technologies,” said Jan Schiedek-Jacht, Volkswagen’s head of technical development for the Golf R. “It transforms the vehicle, giving a dynamic, intuitive feeling to the driver. It delivers a planted experience on a winding road or track while minimizing over- and understeer.

The new torque vectoring system in the 2022 Golf R has a differential equipped with a pair of multi-plate clutches. These can vary the rear torque delivery between the left and right wheels by up to 100%, and for the first time the 4Motion system is also linked to the Vehicle Dynamics Manager.

The latter is a system that communicates with the torque vectoring axle, the electronic differential locks (XDS), as well as the DCC adaptive suspension system to fight off over- or understeer tendencies, among others.

Additionally, the automaker equips the new generation high-performance compact hatchback with a new “track-only” Drift mode that will make full use of the torque vectoring abilities. Meanwhile, the upgraded Driving Mode Selection comes with a “Special” setting that has been configured for maximum performance when going round the (in)famous Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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