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The new Volkswagen Golf R lands at 316bhp for improved handling

The new Volkswagen Golf R lands at 316bhp for improved handling

The new 8th generation Golf R is the fastest and most powerful production version. Volkswagen Still a family hatchback. We will arrive at the dealership this month as the fifth member of the brand’s significantly expanded performance lineup.

so New Arteon R And Tiguan R A stable companion, Top Lang Golf has adopted 316bhp and 310lbft from an evolution of the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine that powered the R badge model. From 2009..

The subtle power and torque boost of the EA888 unit’s fourth iteration (called Evo4) reduces the Golf R’s 0-62mph sprint time from 0.2 seconds to 4.7 seconds. In addition, Volkswagen has a peak torque of 2100 rpm to 5350 rpm.

The focus wasn’t just on complete performance improvements, but a series of drivetrain tweaks aimed at improving agility and responsiveness over previous cars. The Golf R receives the same upgraded version of the Volkswagen torque vectoring system installed on the hot Alteon and Tiguan. That is, the drive is variably distributed not only between the front and rear axles, but also between the rear wheels for the first time. Using a pair of electronically operated multi-disc clutches, the system is said to balance the output of the entire axle from 0-100% within milliseconds.

Elsewhere, the front axle camber has been increased by 1.3 degrees, the stabilizer and spring rate have been increased by 10%, and the steering software has been tuned for a more direct turn-in response.

The unsprung weight of about 1.2kg has been removed from the brake system, and the front aluminum subframe has been reduced by 3kg. The brake disc has a 17mm larger front axle diameter for better stopping performance and a stronger master cylinder for “clear and accurate” pedal response.

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Golf R Standard golf variant 20mm suspension drop, “motorsport style” front splitter, fairly black rear diffuser, quad exit exhaust, bespoke wheel design. A blue brake caliper and a blue strip of new lighting across the grille conclude the exterior upgrade.

Internally, the upgrade includes a selection of sports seats with blue inserts, sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, and an R-specific display for the touchscreen infotainment system. For example, the new R view shows a horizontal tachometer and gear change recommendations when the car is driving in manual mode.