Harder R

Wheels (Australia) - - Firstdrives -

For those who pre­fer all four wheels do­ing the driv­ing, the Mk7.5 Golf R ups its game with 213kw (up 7kw) and rortier ex­haust the­atrics than the base GTI. A new seven-speed wet-clutch DSG de­buts with less weight and a broader ra­tio spread than its six-speed pre­de­ces­sor. VW claims the Golf R DSG can now clock 100km/h in 4.8sec. It also gets VW’S Ac­tive Info Dis­play TFT in­stru­ment pack stan­dard, as well as moun­tains of other kit for $ 52,990-$ 55,490. Sole op­tions are a Driver As­sis­tance pack ($1300) and a sun­roof ($1900). A cut-price Golf R Grid Edi­tion is also on the cards, of­fer­ing all the me­chan­i­cal siz­zle of its pricier sib­lings but with fixed-rate dampers and a price tag un­der $ 50K.

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