2012 Volkswagen Golf R

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$33,990-$36,090
$32,631-$34,647
19 CITY / 27 HWY
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Overview

The Golf's always had its performance-oriented big brother, the GTI, around, and occasionally, the all-wheel drive V6-powered Golf R32 has appeared in the US. For 2012, Volkswagen brought their newest high-performance Golf, called simply the "Golf R." It comes with a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and all-wheel drive system borrowed from the Audi TTS. The engine is tuned for 256 horsepower and 243 lb-feet of torque for the Golf, and a 6-speed manual transmission is the only gearbox option.
2016,
2016,Styled like a conventional Golf, the R distinguishes itself by small 'R' badges, center split-exhaust, a rear lip spoiler and large front intakes. It comes in 3-door and 5-door versions for those who need some practicality with their performance.
2016,
2016,Standard equipment for the Golf R includes 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon HID headlamps, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals. Standard entertainment consists of a touch-screen stereo with MP3 playback, Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and 8 speakers. The interior has leather heated seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, automatic climate control and power windows and locks.
2016,
2016,Safety features include standard anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, dual front airbags and side-impact thorax and curtain airbags.
2016,
2016,Options are sparse for the Golf R, and they include a tilt/slide power sunroof, an upgraded Dynaudio stereo, keyless start and a touch-screen navigation system.

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