The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R hatchback benefits substantial changes and great modifications. Hence it will have a new hardware for the exhaust valve, a modified cylinder head and new pistons. The redesigned turbocharger will be larger than before, which will be able to boost the pressure of up to 17.4 psi. It is set to be released by the end of this year for the base price of $36,595.
Exterior and Interior Design
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R features are the same traditional shape as previous Golf has, but with few small modifications that gives the car its new revised appearance. These features makes the car more aggressive in its looks and which goes accordingly with the power of the vehicle. The bumper is refined and has extra air inlets that provides better cooling to the engine. At its front there is a new sportier added with newly redesigned bi-xenon headlight housings that houses new LED technology daytime running lights. At its sides, the hatchback features the new R body side skirts and calipers and R logos. At its back, there is a new sporty diffuser with a modified exhaust system that includes four impressive chrome tailpipes. A set of 18-inch aluminum wheels comes as standard.
Interior materials of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R have experienced new upgrades together with its visual design. There is availability of of a stereo audio system with controls that are easy to find and use. A 5.8-inch touchscreen and instrument cluster can be customized. The Bluetooth offers audio streaming and because of its modular system users can add more features they prefer. There are rear camera sensors for park distance and forward collision warning system to provide safety to the driver and passengers. The most significant safety feature is the post collision warning braking, that helps prevent a second collision after the initial one. This is also the first VW model to come with Google’s Android Auto™ infotainment system.
Engine, Specs and Fuel Economy
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R is gonna be powered by a new engine under its hood. It’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter Inline-4 engine with direct injection, which is reported to be lighter and more efficient than before. It can produce 280 pound-feet of torque and 292 horsepower at 5500 rpm. That means a top speed of 155 mph, and 168 mph when the electronic limiter is not active. A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard equipment, while optionally there is availability of a 6-speed DSG transmission with dual clutch system, transferring the power to all wheels. This enhances the vehicle’s start-up capabilities and reduce the starting time from 0-60 miles per hour to just 4.9 seconds. Due to the light weight of this car its fuel consumption will be very good. Estimated fuel economy values are rated at 30 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.
2016 Volkswagen Golf R Release Date
As for the release date, the hatchback will be first launched in Europe, while in the United States and Canada it will be available in early 2015. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R model comes a little bit expensive than the known model, this is certainly because of the additional designs which grace this vehicle. In Canada, the basic model will cost exactly $39,995, according to the manufacturer’s website. In the USA its base price is set to be $36,595, while the addition of navigation and DSG increases the price to $39,090.
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