You can hear only praises for the sleek Volkswagen Golf R and we can say that this car has completely everything with the introduction of a version with a manual transmission. That’s the good news, the bad news is that you need to wait a little bit longer. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R will be available for purchase in dealerships as early as the beginning of the summer, and it will only available with the German automaker’s Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).
According to a recent report, the German company will add the much anticipated manual transmission option to the model for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R model when it scheduled for a debut appearance next summer. The Pricing for the new Golf R equipped with a DSG is expected to carry over $37,415. Interestingly enough those who want to buy the car with a manual transmission will actually save money, yeah you read that right a sum of $1,100 to be exact.
The only downside, if we can say it that way would be that the version with a manual transmission will have a tad slower acceleration compared to the DSG. The Mk7 may look like a mildly reheated version of last year’s car, but it’s actually built off of VW’s new MQB platform, which promises more exciting handling. The engine’s new, too—still a turbocharged 2.0-liter four, but based on the latest EA888 engine found in the new GTI.
The standard issue car makes 217 Volkswagen Golf R horsepower , but with the right amount of money you can kick it up to 290 horsepower (that’s 34 hp more than the last R) with 280 lb-ft of torque. This combined with the optional six-speed DSG transmission (of course there’s a manual), and the first Golf to go sub-5 to 60 mph. Stick with the stick, and the same run takes 5.3 seconds, or 0.4 seconds longer, though that’s still the same amount quicker than the previous manual R.
Standard luxury features abound, including satellite radio, heated seats, keyless entry with push-button start, and Bluetooth.
Like the first Golf R, which first appeared in 2009, this beautiful new model will also carry a sportier look which of course means that it will have a lowered ride. Volkswagen will continue to offer the model in an exclusive Lapis Blue Metallic paint, with another seven exterior colors offered.
A lot of US citizens still curse because they can’t get their hands on the beautiful VW Scirocco because it’s an exclusive euro-only. In every other aspects this is a fine upgrade to the lineup but we can say that the Golf R doesn’t quite hits the mark for what’s supposed to be Wolfsburg’s performance flagship.
While it probably doesn’t seem like a lot of change from the previous version 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, but the performance-oriented Golf R most definitively is a big step forward for the company when it comes to terms of overall grading of this new vehicle. Here we include the engine power and of course the fuel economy, this is still a budget car that should appeal to a wider audience and drivers alike.