Wagon'd R - A Golf R In Wagon Form!

BY Azfar Hashim

Volkswagen presented the 296 bhp Golf R as a station wagon at the LA Auto Show

For the first time since the existence, the Golf R, was launched as a station wagon.

The turbo engine of the Golf R Variant provides up to 380 Nm torque via a standard 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) to the permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Distribution of the drive power over all four wheels guarantees maximum traction, performance and active safety.

Other goodies for pure dynamic performance are a sport suspension that has been lowered by 20 mm, a progressive steering system and "ESC Sport", which can be deactivated for use on a race course. Optional highlights include the newest generation of the DCC adaptive chassis control system with driving profile selector that features a Race mode.

The Golf R Variant accelerates from a standstill to 80 km/h in only 3.8 seconds and to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. The sports car station wagon is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Fuel consumption and emission values show just how efficiently the turbocharged four-cylinder engine of the Golf R Variant works: in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the sportiest Golf Variant of all times only consumes 7.0 l/100 km; this value equates to CO2 emissions of 163 g/km.

With a storage capacity of 605 liters (loaded up to the back seat backrest), this Volkswagen offers an impressively large trunk even with five people on board. Loaded up to the backs of the front sports seats, the cargo capacity even grows to 1,620 liters.