The Golf R unites speed and sophistication to bring you a driving experience unlike anything before it. Pairing 315 horsepower and 295 lb-ft torque in the available 7-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission with the new R-performance torque vectoring 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive, it exhilarates and then some.
The pinnacle of Volkswagen performance in speed and precision, the Mk8 Golf R goes further, raising the bar on refinement to bring you an experience you won’t be able to get enough of.
The new R-performance 4MOTION® takes all-wheel drive to a level of extraordinary engineering with a new torque vectoring system. Enjoy your new superpower as you power through the curves like nobody’s business.
The Mk8 Golf R ups the ante in presence too, making a design statement with more visual distinction than ever before.
Fire up your handling, speed, and presence with 19” machined aluminum-alloy wheels and summer performance tires.
Don’t be surprised if it feels like everything’s going your way in the Mk8 Golf R. LED headlights with Active Cornering Lights enhance corner visibility when making a turn, lighting your way.
Personalization goes beyond performance. With the 12-way, fully power-adjustable driver seat with 3-position memory bank, it’s as if the Golf R is an extension of you.
The leather-wrapped, touch sport steering wheel delivers. Not only is it heated, it’s equipped with a special blue R button. Tap it and transport yourself directly into Race Mode with a throatier growling exhaust note and performance to match.
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The Golf R keeps you at full power with a suite of technology features close at hand.
You can’t always see what might be crossing behind you when reversing out of a parking spot or backing out of a driveway. IQ.DRIVE technologies can help monitor what’s behind, alerting you when cars and motorcycles that could cause a collision are detected and helping hit the brakes before it’s too late.
When the road gets busy, IQ.DRIVE can help keep things cruising. When dealing with traffic on the highway, it uses sensors to detect vehicles ahead of you, helping adjust your speed, and manages the distance between you and what’s in front of you, adapting to the situation you’re in.
When you’re focused on the journey ahead, your vehicle’s IQ.DRIVE technologies can help by alerting you when another vehicle may be hiding in your blind spots and helping counter-steer when necessary.