Friday, October 7, 2011

Coming to America: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R


Buckle up America: The Golf R, Volkswagen's most powerful sports performance vehicle, is racing its way over to this side of the pond.

The sporty new Golf R, the R32's successor has more power, better performance and an improved fuel-economy.

The hot hatch has a rally-car feel with its award-winning turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI engine coupled with 256 horsepower, cementing it as Volkswagen's true performance icon. This R model stands apart as the most powerful Volkswagen sports performance vehicle ever sold in the U.S.

The new Golf R is now available in two and four-door versions with standards of all-wheel drive and six-speed transmission. The two-door model starts at $33,990, while the Sunroof and Navigation models start at $35,490 (two-door) and $36,090 (four-door).

2012 Golf R - By the Numbers:

  • Two-door price: $33,990

  • 2.0-liter, four-cylinder

  • 256 horsepower

  • Six-speed transmission

  • 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway

Standard Features:

  • Automatic dual-zone climate control

  • Multi-function steering wheel

  • Eight-speaker premium audi

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 4Motion system

  • Bi-Xenon headlights, LED DRLs

Sunroof and Navigation Packages:

  • Sunroof

  • Touch screen navigation system

  • 300-watt Dynaudio sound system

  • Keyless entry with push-button start


The new Volkswagen Golf R will be arriving in dealerships in early 2012. To keep posted on the Volkswagen Golf, follow us on Facebook.

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