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.