Volkswagen unveils the Golf R Performance

A few days ago, a rumor spread that Volkswagen was preparing a performance package for its Golf R. Today, this is confirmed with the presentation of this new model at the Geneva Motor Show. Of course, this new Golf R Performance will be more than welcome by fans of this powerful and stylish vehicle. But first, let’s discover what it has in the belly and also what differentiates it from its predecessors.

No noticeable change in design

Volkswagen has used a video to show us the features of the Golf R’s performance package. In this video, we can clearly see the look and the specificities of the newcomer. And what we can say at first glance is that there is not much new in terms of appearance and design. Indeed, we find almost the same lines as those of the classic Golf R.

The same is true for the car’s interior. The atmosphere is still quite cool and the materials used are of high quality and meet modern safety and comfort requirements. In short, as far as appearance is concerned, Volkswagen decided to keep the same overall style as the other models attached to the Golf R. This is not really surprising since all these models belong to the same category.

A performance surplus

The new Golf R Performance is called that for a reason. Indeed, if no apparent novelty was noticed at the level of the design, it is not the case for the other aspects of the vehicle. Thus, for the Golf R Performance, Volkswagen benefits above all from improved aerodynamics. Improvements have also been made to the suspension (firmer), brake discs (larger), exhaust (Akrapovic titanium), etc. Apart from that, the maximum speed has now been reduced to 265 km/h, but no longer limited to 250 km/h. However, no novelty seems to have been brought concerning the motorization. The Golf R Performance keeps the same 2.0 turbo four-cylinder engine developing 310 hp.

At the moment, there is not enough information about the launch date or the price of this new pack. However, its price should not be very far from the classic Golf R which was announced at 42 790 €.

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R now boasts 310 horsepower under the hood

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.



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