How powerful is the 2018 VW Golf R?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf R on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 3:32 pm
2018 Volkswagen Golf R parked on a street

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Engine Horsepower and Torque

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is a hatchback known for its powerful engine. The most powerful member of the Golf family, driving enthusiasts will find the 2018 Golf R exciting and fun to drive. But how powerful is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R? If you’re searching for 2018 Volkswagen Golf R engine horsepower and torque information, you’ve come to the right place: We’ve broken down everything you need to know.  

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There’s only one trim level and engine option available for the 2018 Golf R. This hatchback is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine with 292 horsepower and 280-pound-feet of torque. Six-speed manual transmission is standard, but an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available as well. This engine received Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy ratings of 22 miles per gallon for city driving and 29 miles per gallon for highway travel, for a combined city/highway fuel efficiency score of 25 miles per gallon.

Other 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Specifications

2018 Volkswagen Golf R driving down a road at nightStandard 2018 Golf R features include adaptive LED headlights, heated mirrors, 19-inch wheels with performance tires, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, push-button ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a digital gauge cluster, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. The Volkswagen Car-Net service is available for the 2018 Golf R.

In terms of driver and passenger protection, there are plenty of safety and driver assistance features to be found in the 2018 Golf R. These features include a pre-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, an engine immobilizer, traction control, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera and a lane departure warning system.

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