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New VW Golf R Mk 7 costs from £29,900 in the UK

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

The new VW Golf R (pictured) costs from £29,900

The best of the MK 7 Golfs – the new Golf R – arrived back in August ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with Volkswagen telling us it would go on sale in early 2014. But it’s actually on sale now, a few weeks early. At £29,900 (for the 3-door with 6-speed manual), the Golf R is a sensible price ( at least in comparison to VW’s truly silly price for the MK 6 Golf R Cabrio – which they subsequently dropped by more than £5k) and undercuts the similar Audi S3.

The Golf R is VW’s most powerful Golf ever thanks to 296bhp from its 2.0 litre turbo, and with the standard manual ‘box can get to 62mph in 5.3 seconds (4.9s with the optional DSG) and can get its power down thanks to it four-wheel-drive.

The Golf R also gets a lower suspension than the regular Golf, stiffer suspension, better steering, better brakes, nice body tweaks and the option of DCC Chassis Control too.

Standard kit includes 18″ alloys (with 19″ options), the R body kit, new lights, quad exhausts, sports seats with Alcantara bolsters, lots of R badges and bespoke instruments.

The MK 7 VW Golf R is now on sale in the UK for £29,900 for the 3-door manual, £30,555 for the 5-door manual, £31,315 for the 3-door DSG and £31,970 for the 5-door DSG with first deliveries in March 2014.

By Cars UK