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VW Golf R and VW Scirocco R – UK Details

Fri, 30 Oct 2009

VW Golf R & VW Scirocco R - UK details and price

First we had the launch of the VW Scirocco R back in May and that was followed up by the launch of the Golf R at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month. we’ve had all the detail you could need and even video of the Golf R and Scirocco R playing together on the track.

So you already know if you fancy one or not (and we do). But the one thing missing so far has been confirmation of UK prices. Well, dear reader, wait no more. We now know the Scirocco R will cost from £26,945 and the Golf R from £28,930.

Both models feature the same 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder engine and a six speed manual gearbox as standard, with a DSG option coming in at an extra £1,300 (tick that box). The Scirocco – which channels its power through the front wheels – has to make do with 261bhp whilst the Golf R – which puts its power through all four wheels with 4MOTION – gets a slightly bigger number – 265bhp.

VW Golf R Photo Gallery

Performance figures are impressive. The Golf R does the 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and the Scirocco R in 5.6 seconds (when fitted with DSG). Which are very strong figures indeed. They are better than the barking mad Focus RS and neither car looks as ‘Loud’ as the Focus. They’re not as much fun, but they’re more grown-up. Grown-up is something the Focus RS doesn’t do. But in a way that’s its joy.

Shame we’re not getting the 4MOTION on the Scirocco. That’s be the pick. But I think the Scirocco is the choice anyway. But that’s subjective. Both the Golf and the Scirocco are crackingly good cars.

First cars arrive in the UK in February 2010.

Volkswagen Golf R and Volkswagen Scirocco R UK prices and details.

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