Car expert Lauren Fix, the Car Coach test drives the 2015 Golf R. Get behind the wheel with Lauren Fix to see why this versatile car won 2015 North American Car of the Year.
2015 VW Golf R
The newest Hot Hatch
The Golf 7 will be offered as a 4-door only but a manual transmission will be offered. Value and versatility. Golf just off the big win from the North American Car Of The Year awards.
2015 Golf R is the most powerful version of the Golf ever to be sold in the US.
Direct injection TSI engine produces an extra 36 hp and 37 pound feet of torque more than its previous generation.
292 hp and 280 pound feet of torque, the Golf R is fitted with one of the most powerful four cylinder production engines in the world. The drive mode selector offers a race/track mode that allows adjustability for steering, engines and even lighting is adjustable.
The new Golf are outperforms it’s processor and feel efficiency with the EPA estimated highway rating of 30 mpg.
Golf R features a sport suspension set up specific to the car the right height is .8 inches lower than that of the base Golf.
Using Refinement such as Haldex 5 coupling the Golf the latest generation 4Motion system helps to eliminate nearly all traction loss. With a track/ race mode setting to experience the maximum performance. Adaptive magnetic suspension which is similar to the Audi S3.
0 to 60 in just 4.9 seconds with a dual clutch automatic transmission and 5.3 seconds with a six speed manual transmission ($1100 less cost available as a 2016 model).
Brakes are his 13.4 inch ventilated discs upfront and 12.2″ on the ventilated rear rotors.
The new exterior elements for the Golf R include the bumpers, side skirts, rear diffuser, dual chrome exhaust tips, the Bi-Xenon head lights with adaptive lighting, unique DRLs and 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels. Optional 19″ wheels.
Nappa leather is used on seating surfaces of the front sport seats leather with embossed R, special stitching color, 3-spoke sport steering wheel with a chrome “R “logo it’s lower crossbar.
The US market Golf R will be available with 5” touchscreen the features proximity centers. The decorative inlays of the dashboard and door trim panel speech ready “Carbon Touch “design; ambient lighting is also integrated in the door trim panels as standard. The doorsill skid plate, pedals and foot support our design with a stainless steel look.
2 trim levels standard included heated seats – $36,595
Higher trim, DCC and navigation includes 19 in wheels, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive suspension and Fender premium sound for $39,090
Available in 5 colors
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On sale end of February 2015
Car Courtesy: Volkswagen
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