2016 Golf R

This is a performance variant of legendary VW model. It came as a replacement for R32 and there were several predictions about new model’s name. Finally, it was decided to simply be called Golf R. It came with sixth generation of Golf and it is available from early 2012 in North America. New version of Golf R, based on seventh-generation model is expected to come very soon, probably in the first quarter of this year and it will come as 2016 year model.

2016 Golf R front view

2016 Golf R exterior and interior design

The 2016 Golf R will be based on the seventh-generation model, but it will feature many unique details. On the front end, it will get new bumper, modified grille and also newly developed LED daytime running lights. The rear end will be characterized by an “R” design diffuser and a sports exhaust system with four chrome tailpipes. The 2016 Golf R will feature specially designed 18-inch aluminum wheels and it will be offered in an exclusive Lapis Blue Metallic paint, with another seven exterior colors. Interior will be also based on standard model, but it will feature plenty of sporty details. Some of the highlights will be sports seats wrapped in dark or light Nappa leather, then three-spoke steering wheel, light-blue tachometer and speedometer, “Carbon Touch” design panels and many “R” badges all around the cabin.

2016 Golf R interior

2016 Golf R engine

The 2016 Golf R will be powered with the same turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder TSI engine which is now redesigned and comes with improvements both in terms of power and economy. This engine now outputs 290 horses and 280 lb-ft of max torque. This amount of power will be delivered to all wheels through 6-speed manual transmission, while six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available as optional. Standard 2016 Golf R will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, while model with dual-clutch transmission will be able to make it in less than five.

2016 Golf R rear view

2016 Golf R release date and price

It is expected that 2016 Golf R will be available before the end of first quarter of this year. Price has been already announced – standard model will go around 36.500 and it will go up to around 39.000 dollars.

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