Frankfurt Live – 2014 VW Golf R is for those who need more powerRRRR…


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As the title suggests, the 2014 VW Golf R is the range-topping, flagship Golf variant that has just been world premiered at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

2014 VW Golf R Front

Powering the Golf R is the same 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine also seen on the Golf GTI. However, where the GTI produces 230bhp and 350Nm of torque, the Golf R gets boosted to 300bhp and 380Nm of torque. This is achieved thanks to new cylinder heads, exhaust valves, valve seats, a new turbocharger and high-pressure injector valves and pistons.

2014 VW Golf R Rear

Using VW’s 4MOTION technology, the Golf R sends power to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. While the manual takes only 5.1 seconds to reach 100km/h from rest, the automatic is even quicker at 4.9 seconds. The top-speed is limited to 250km/h.

2014 VW Golf R Dashboard

Economy wise, the manual achieves 14.08km/l while the automatic gets 14.49km/l. CO2 emissions are rated at 165g/km for the manual and 159g/km for the automatic.

Visual upgrades include a new body kit, side skirts, rear diffuser, smoked LED taillights and a quad exhaust system. The interiors get new sport seats lined with Alcantara and the multimedia system can be chosen from a range of 5-, 5.8- or 8-inch displays.

If the Golf R is not your cup of tea, you should check out the 2014 e-Golf which is also being world premiered at Frankfurt.

Head to Page 2 for the press release.

2014 VW Golf R Gallery

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