10 Reasons To Upgrade To A Golf R
If you’re looking for a high-performance hatchback that’s packed with impressive features or are looking to sell and upgrade your current VW, the Volkswagen Golf R is an excellent choice.
Here are ten reasons why you should consider upgrading to a VW Golf R.
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1. Serious Performance:
The Golf R is a serious performance machine, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 316 horsepower and a 0-60 time of less than 4.7 seconds. That’s nearly two seconds quicker than the first-generation Golf R.
2. Active Torque Vectoring
The Golf R comes with Active Torque Vectoring, which intelligently distributes the engine’s power to each wheel, providing excellent traction and handling, even in the most challenging weather conditions.
3. Best-In-Class Handling
VW has optimised every turn on the Golf R, employing a fleet of development drivers to report back on small changes like precise weight distribution and car setup. The result is a car that feels refined to drive and eliminates both oversteer and understeer altogether.
4. R Performance Package
The R Performance package upgrades several features, including a bigger spoiler, 19″ wheels, and the addition of two new driving profiles. There’s also an increased top speed of 167 mph, making it a serious track-focused sports car.
5. Drift Mode
The R Performance package also includes drift mode, which turns all driver aids off for some old-school tire-shredding fun. With all that horsepower to play with, the Golf R will happily spin its tyres as soon as the driver plants the throttle.
6. Tuned on the Nurburgring
The “Special” mode turns the car from a balanced package into a track-focused sports car, developed at the legendary Nurburgring. VW reports that the new car is over 19 seconds quicker per lap than its predecessor around the ‘Ring.’
7. Manual Shifting
For the first time since the introduction of the DSG gearbox, manual shifting will still be engaged even if a driver shifts driving modes while in motion, eliminating unintentional changes.
8. Aggressive Design
The new Golf R looks more aggressive in stance than its predecessor, with a sporty front bumper, rear spoiler, and quad exhaust tips, making it look as fast as it is.
9. All-Weather Capabilities
The improved AWD system makes the Golf R well-suited to snowier and icier conditions, adding even more versatility to an already impressive array of capabilities.
10. Resale Value
The Golf R has a strong resale value, making it a wise investment if you’re looking for a car that will hold its value over time.
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