The new flagship Golf model, the Golf R, has been launched. The R replaces
the outgoing R32.
Aside from the styling changes from the outgong series, the big
change is the reduction in engine capacity from a 3.2 litre 6 cylinder
engine to the new 2 litre 4 cylinder direct injection turbo charged engine.
The new engine has increased power and produces 197kw whilst also achieving
reduced fuel consumption.
The increase in power helps propel the
Golf R from 0-100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds when equipped with the optional
direct shift gearbox or 5.7 seconds with the standard 6 speed manual
The fuel economy improves from 10.7 litres per 100kms to
8.5 litres per 100kms. Accordingly, the CO2 emissions are reduced from 255