The German Volkswagen Group has decided to improve the performance of its Golf R. The 2017 model just got an extra 10 horsepower under the hood. This means that it has now increased to 310 horsepower and can therefore compete very well with the other big sports cars of our time.
100 km/h in only 5 seconds
All fans of the Volkswagen Golf R will certainly be happy to hear this news. By opting for the 2017 version of this model, they will be able to enjoy more power and better performance. With a powerful 310 horsepower engine under the hood, you can’t help but go faster and challenge the other competitors of the brand. Moreover, according to the information that has been provided about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R, it could reach 100 km/h in just 5 seconds. The time will be even better for the model with automatic transmission (DSG) since the passage from 0 to 100 km/h is done in barely 4.6 seconds.
In short, the least we can say is that the German manufacturer has decided to strike hard this time and the new Golf R that it is about to release will certainly not fail to arouse the interest of fans of this model.
Attention, 7 073 € of malus!
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R lands with more power and performance. This is certainly very good news! However, one should not neglect the consequences that this increase in power will have on the insurance premium. For those who don’t know yet, new bonus/malus scales have been introduced and will go into effect on January1, 2017. With a car like the 2017 Golf R, the penalty will be severe because of the fuel consumption and CO2 emission rate of this model. For those with a manual gearbox, the penalty is set at €7,073 due to an emission rate of 180 g of CO2/km. On the other hand, if you opt for the model with automatic transmission, the penalty is €2,773 with an emission rate of 160 g of CO2/km.