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2012 Volkswagen Golf R

By luanpa in | December 15, 2010 | Comments Off on 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen said it is upping the ante with the Golf in the U.S. by bringing a version of the Europe-market Golf R here in 2012. It will be the fastest Golf production model ever sold the U.S., VW said.

In a statement, VW said the all-wheel-drive U.S. Golf R will have a “2.0-liter turbocharged engine with significant hp increase over GTI.” The 2011 Golf GTI’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 200 horsepower. The U.S. Golf R will have a six-speed manual transmission only.

Other details include an upgraded sport-tuned suspension, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, unique steering wheel and interior trim, exterior R model badge and body kit, R model shift knob, R model door sills and front and rear fascia with dual exhausts.

Pricing has not been set either, but that it would be “competitive with the Subaru [Impreza WRX] STI.” The 2011 Subaru WRX STI starts at $34,720, including a $725 destination charge.

Glad to see a more serious Golf on the way. Now if VW can keep the price reasonable, it will really be an exciting prospect.

euro-golf-r-front side

euro-golf-r-rear side




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