Volkswagen Golf GTI and R Mark 7.5 Specs Revealed


 New Golf R will chuck out 213kW and will clock 100km/h in 4.8 seconds 

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that the revised Mark 7.5 Golf R will churn out 213kW and 380Nmfrom its 2.0 litre turbocharged engine and will rocket to 100km/h from standstill in 4.8 seconds, the fastest production car in Volkswagen’s history. Power is sent to the black stuff via Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, and customers will have a choice between a six-speed manual and Volkswagen’s seven speed dual-clutch transmission.

Should you go for the Mark 7.5 Golf GTI, the 2.0 litre turbo engine kicks out 169kW/350Nm which are sent to the front wheels via the manual or the DSG.

Key standard equipment for the Golf R includes an adaptive chassis, 19 inch Spielberg wheels, emergency braking, Discover Pro 9.2″ navigation system with App-Connect with gesture and voice control, LED tail lamps with dynamic indicators, Vienna leather, keyless entry and start and LED head lamps with dynamic cornering lights.

The only real option for the Golf R is the Driver Assistance package, which includes adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist, blind spot detection and a panoramic sun roof.

Key standard equipment on the Golf GTI includes the famous tartan cloth trim – leather is optional, automatic braking, adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection, climate control, new 18” Milton Keynes wheels, Discover Media 8″ navigation system with App-Connect and 7 airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system.

Options for the Golf GTI are the Infotainment, Drive Assistance and Luxury packs.

A highly-specified Golf 110 TDI Highline wagon powered by a 2.0 litre turbo diesel with 110kW and 340Nm will join the Golf Mark 7.5 range in July.

Both the Golf GTI and Golf R will benefit from the Golf Mark 7.5 cosmetic changes. Pricing for the new Golf range will be announced in early May, and the sporty Golfs will go on sale in August.


2017 Golf R, 7.5 version.

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