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New VW Golf R revealed – the most powerful Golf ever

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Volkswagen has announced the new Golf R hot hatch will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show before going on UK sale in spring 2014. As the undisputed king of the VW Golf range, the Golf R packs 300hp and four-wheel drive, and is likely to be priced from just under £30,000.

As such, the Golf R also becomes the most powerful production Golf. Ever.

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There’s more to it than even that, however, since as well as packing an extra 30hp compared to the previous version, the new Golf R is also up to 18% more efficient. Pick the optional DSG paddleshift automatic and CO2 emissions are down to just 159g/km while fuel economy increases to 40.9mpg combined.

New Golf R: 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, 155mph top speed

By CJ Hubbard