When enough just is not!
With Golf 8 due in Europe later this year, VW South Africa is adding 15 kW to its Golf R to give the seventh series of the iconic model range the right kind of send off.
The power output goes up to 228 kW from 213 kW – making it the most powerful Golf ever sold by Volkswagen South Africa.
New exterior design highlights include the optional R Performance Titanium exhaust as well as optional R Performance brakes with brake calipers painted black with the ‘R’ logo.
Standard features include the ‘R’ designed bumpers, LED headlights and LED taillights that create a design that gives the Golf R a dynamic look. The tailpipes are placed further out to the sides giving the car a wider appearance.
The exterior mirror housing caps come in Matte Chrome or optionally in Carbon. There are also various 19-inch wheel choices – the standard being the ‘Spielberg’ 19-inch alloy wheels or the optional 19-inch ‘Pretoria’ alloy wheels in grey metallic.
As with Golf derivatives, the infotainment systems, such as the optional 9,2-inch Discover Pro with gesture control are also available in the Golf R.
Standard on the Golf R is the Active Info Display, panoramic sunroof and drive profile selection which includes the Sport Human Machine Interface (HMI) feature. Adaptive chassis control in an optional extra and offers the same feature – Sport HMI. In the Sport profile, the ‘Sport HMI’ of the infotainment system on the centre console shows current engine parameters such as power output and G-forces in play.
The Golf R rockets to 100 km/h in a swift 4.6 seconds thanks to 228 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. This gain in dynamics is attributable to an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed DSG and the standard Launch Control feature as well as the overall high engine output.
The Golf R comes standard with a 5 year/90 000 km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000 km warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000 km.