On November 4, the new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf R sports very sporty, completing the range of sporting Golfs, after GTI, GTI Clubsport, GTE, and GTD. Like all Golfs, the Golf 8 R is also produced in the Wolfsburg, Germany factory.
Volkswagen Golf R, how it will be, features
More powerful, more dynamic, more efficient, more integrated, more digital. These are the main features of the new Golf R, together with the new all-wheel-drive system with selective torque distribution on the rear axle.
All-wheel drive is controlled by the Vehicle Dynamics Manager which has been tightly integrated with other systems such as the XDS front differential electronic control and DCC adaptive chassis control .
The Golf 8 R is powered by the most powerful 2-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol engine from the EA888 series available on the new Golf. The advanced direct injection engine is characterized by innovative solutions and specific details, such as the integration in the head of the water-cooled duct that carries the exhaust gases to the turbine or the variable valve lift with double camshaft adjustment.
Volkswagen Golf R, history
The history of the Volkswagen Golf R began in 2002, with the debut of the first Golf R32, which represented a great novelty in the automotive landscape. With its 3.2-liter six-cylinder delivering 241hp, the R32 was the most powerful Golf ever produced by Volkswagen to date. Its all-wheel-drive propelled it from 0 to 100 km / in 6.6 seconds. The sales numbers were three times those expected.
From mid- 2003, the Golf R32 was the first Volkswagen in the world available with the DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, a technological benchmark in the compact sports segment.
2005 saw the debut of the second Golf R32 that with 250 hp offered even greater performance. Then in 2009, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen presented the next version as a world premiere, based on the Golf 6, which abandoned the naturally aspirated V6 engine to adopt a 2-liter turbo petrol TSI, more efficient by 21%.
The R32 thus became the R and with the change of nomenclature, the power increased to 270 hp. In September 2013, it was the turn of the fourth Golf R, based on the seventh generation, which for the first time exceeded the 300 hp mark.