VW Golf R “20 years” – A special edition for the 20th anniversary of the Golf R – 4Legend.com – AudiPassion.com

To mark the 20th anniversary of the VW Golf R, Volkswagen is launching the Golf R “20 Years” as an exclusive special model. The limited production time of around one year makes the special edition model a collector’s item as soon as it rolls off the assembly line. Like all powerful high-end performance models of the Volkswagen R, the Golf R has its roots on the race track and stands for the transfer of innovative technologies to series production. Fan bases around the world are fascinated by the expressive design and improved performance. The new Volkswagen Golf R “20 Years” can now be ordered in Germany at prices starting at 59,995 euros.

In the summer of 2002, Volkswagen launched one of the sportiest compact models in the world with the first VW Golf R32. With its 3.2-liter VR6 engine and 241 hp (177 kW), it was the most powerful Golf that Volkswagen had built up to that point. With all-wheel drive combined with exclusive design and equipment, this highly dynamic car was the technological benchmark in its class. The Golf R32 was an instant hit and its sales were three times higher than originally expected. Since then, the fastest letter in the Volkswagen alphabet has delighted a worldwide fan base with the brand’s sportiest and most emotional models. To date, over 260,000 R models have been sold worldwide.

Volkswagen R celebrates the 20th birthday of the Golf R in 2022 with an anniversary model, the Golf R “20 Years”
More powerful, more dynamic, more emotional: the Golf R is traditionally the most powerful model in the most successful Volkswagen product line of all time. With its 320 hp (235 kW) turbo engine (TSI), the Golf R already stands out from the classic Golf of the eighth generation with its power. But the Golf R “20 Years” with its drive technology surpasses everything that has previously been brought onto the market with the Golf label. Thanks to its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 333 hp (245 kW), it has 13 hp more than the current Golf R – making it the most powerful Golf of all time.

Exclusive features
The power of the Golf R “20 Years” is already apparent when the engine is started. The driver can select an Emotion Start to activate an initial excess rev range of up to 2,500 rpm. In combination with a particularly distinctive driving acoustics, this further increases the anticipation of a typical R driving experience. If the driver shifts gears manually in the S and S+ positions of the gear selector switch, the DSG gives noticeable feedback from the transmission and transmission each time the right-hand shift paddle is operated. In addition, the optimized engine tuning ensures extremely spontaneous response behavior when changing loads. The turbocharger is pre-charged to keep it at a constant speed when driving under partial load. This then allows faster power delivery for further acceleration. Opening the throttle valve when overtaking also improves dynamics and performance on the road. If the driver takes his foot off the accelerator and accelerates again, this enables faster torque build-up and noticeably improves engine response. As a result, the VW Golf R “20 years” can be driven even more dynamically and with greater driving stability in sporty driving situations.

The anniversary model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 270 km/h.

Standard R-Performance equipment
The Golf R “20 Years” is available as standard with the R Performance package already known from the Golf 8 R (including R Performance Torque Vectoring in conjunction with the Driving Dynamics Manager and two additional driving modes, Special and Drift). It also enriches the new special model with exclusive design elements. At the rear, the roof edge spoiler underscores the motorsport-inspired look of the vehicle. The Golf R “20 Years” rolls on 19-inch alloy wheels in Estoril design as standard.

First Volkswagen with real carbon inside
The instrument panel and door panels come standard with real carbon trim – a first for a Volkswagen. The Golf R “20 years” is the first Volkswagen with these high-quality design elements. Inside the vehicle, the blue R lettering sets visual accents, including on the multifunction sports steering wheel. The blue R logo is also found on the vehicle key cap to emphasize the key’s affiliation with a special vehicle.

Produced in Wolfsburg
Like all Golf models, the VW Golf R “20 years” is also produced at the plant in Wolfsburg, the cradle of the Golf. The Golf R “20 Years” will be in dealerships from mid-2022. The Golf R “20 Years” will be offered in various European markets as well as in several international markets and in North America.

The performance features make the special model a collector’s item even as a new car. Presented on May 24, 2022 and launched in June 2022, the Volkswagen Golf R “20 Years” will be offered as a special edition for a limited period until mid-2023.

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