The powerful one. The Golf-R

Exterior design
A Golf R through and through. Killer looks meets high performance ensuring the Golf R has a striking and powerful presence.

When technology doesn't just progress, but races forward
The Golf R shows how quickly technology is developing. The Golf R combines a true passion for motorsports with impressive performance and equipment.



Excellent traction and optimal dynamics. Do you want to enjoy good grip, even while covering wet and rough grounds? The permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive distributes the TSI engine's power to all four wheels as required. This prevents wheelspin and helps your Golf R gain traction on virtually any surface. In combination with the 7-gear DSG dual clutch transmission, the Golf R accelerates efficiently without the traction loss.

Performance Interface

Performance Interface

Keep an eye on the performance values. How much power does the powertrain provide? How high is the turbo boost pressure? Now you can always keep an eye on the technology. The Performance Interface shows current engine values or the current performance of your Golf-R.



It's like it was made for motorsports. with a powerful 228kW (310 HP), greater torque and remarkable acceleration levels, the Golf R brings masterful power to the road. With the Golf R, you're n pole position on the road, it accelerates from 0 to 100 lm/h in just 4.6 seconds. This means that the Golf R is not only the most powerful Golf there's ever been, but also the fastest.

Launch Control

Launch Control

The racetrack is practically made for your Golf R. You’ll notice by the time you’ve experienced breathtaking acceleration and pure goosebumps with Launch Control at the start. Particularly if you switch off Electronic Stability Control. Then you’ll have control of the vehicle even when it's at its limits.


The racing line. Even in the design

With its dynamic shape and sporty details, the Golf R has an exciting look:

- Front: Black underlay LED headlights with daytime running light and dynamic cornering light, Golf R exclusive front bumper with sports air intake.
- Side: Sill extension in black gloss, R logo on side panels and boot lid, mirror covers in matte chrome or optionally available in carbon or black gloss.
- Rear: Bumper with R-specific diffuser in black gloss, LED tail lamps in dark red 3D with running indicators.


Performance you can feel

The interior design takes it easy with the exterior and creates the perfect motorsport feeling. A modern cockpit, sports front bucket seats with Vienna leather appointed upholstery*, high-quality leather details and a strong R logo complete the sporty look.

- "Piano Black" decorative inserts (Drive side, dashboard and centre console)
- Interior ambient lighting
- Climatronic two zone air conditioning system
- Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function and lumbar support


Dual Titanium Exhaust system
The R Performance titanium exhaust system not only looks great, but it sounds great too. Developed by one of the world's leading manufacturers, Akrapovič's lightweight construction makes it resistant to high temperatures. It also produces a unique sporty sound that any enthusiast will love.

Performance Brake system
Calling for a high-performance brake system, the Golf R Performance does not disappoint. Combining drilled brake discs and special brake pads with 19" Spielberg wheels weighing in at only 9.6kg. All topped off with front-fitted custom R Performance brake calipers, things get particularly racy.

Maximum Attack
Deactivating the 250km/h speed limiters allows you to reach maximum potential with your Golf R Performance.

Rear Spoiler
The exclusive rear spoiler ensures extra downforce measuring with up to 20kg specially for the Golf R and also improves roadholding.

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