A couple of days ago, Volkswagen has already officially announced the pricing for its 2004 and 2008 Golf R32 models which has been planned to go on sale in the US showrooms in the beginning of next year.
The buyers of this powerful Golf R will be offered with both three and five- door models. The Golf R will bring along its tag price starts from $33,900 including delivering fee. While the price of the two- door is set at MRSPs $35,490 if equipped with sunroof and navigation and $36,090 for the four door excluding handling and delivering fees.
On the other side, the 3.2 liter VR6 engines which previously empower the outgoing Golf R32 now will be replaced by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four- cylinder engine to be placed under the new R hood. the new 2.0 liter figures improved output by 6 hp over the previous VR6 in the 2008 R32- at 256 hp of power and 243 lb- ft of torque.
The vehicle is able to accelerate in no more than six seconds from standstill to 60 mph, reaching its top speed at 130 mph. however the European model which supported by 270 hp and 350 Nm of torque can sprint from zero to 62 mpg only in 5.7 seconds and achieves the highest speed of 155 mph. it means that the European model is faster 2 mph.
A close ratio six speed manual gearbox and the firm’s 4Motion system with a Haldex clutch pack work to distribute the power into all four wheels.
The Golf R is estimated to be able to delivers fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and on the highway at 27 mpg. While the EPA rating for the 2008 Golf R23 is estimated of 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Upgraded new vented 13.6 inch diameter front and 12.2 inch rear discs completed with 18 inch alloy wheels mounted in 225/40 all- season tires also feature the Golf R.
The new body kit create a more aggressive front bumper appearance along with LED daytime running lights and a fresh rear bumper completed with a diffuser and central- mounted tail pipes and mirrors and brake calipers which finished in a shining black.
A total of five exterior colors are offered, including Rising Blue, Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray, Black, and Tornado Red. While the “R” logos placed on the side sills, the new bucket seats, the shifter knob and the squared off sports steering wheel added with blue pointers for the instruments, decorate inside the car.
Other equipments such as Bi-Xenon headlights, dual-zone Climatronic air conditioning, cruise control, leather seating surfaces, aluminum pedals, Bluetooth technology, speaker sound system with an in-dash six-CD changer and an auxiliary input jack along with an iPod adapter, all come as standard features in the R.
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