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VW Golf R (Mk VII) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1401 kg (3089 lbs)
Power / weight 214 ps (211 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 271 Nm (200 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2015
Origin country Germany
Average fuel consumption 14.6-9.4 l/100 km (16-25 mpg US / 19-30 mpg UK)
Price in Europe €39,225 - €53,154
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.6 s
0 - 50 kph 1.7 s
0 - 80 kph 3.4 s
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s
0 - 130 kph 7.5 s
0 - 160 kph 12.0 s
0 - 180 kph 16.3 s
0 - 200 kph 18.0 s
0 - 40 mph 2.3 s
0 - 60 mph 4.5 s
0 - 80 mph 7.5 s
0 - 100 mph 11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.8 s @ 86.4 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 107.5 mph
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.0 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.3 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 6.8 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 9.2 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 12.3 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 15.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.2 s
100 kph - 0 34 m (113 ft)
200 kph - 0 139 m (457 ft)
30 mph - 0 9 m (30 ft)
60 mph - 0 32 m (105 ft)
70 mph - 0 48 m (158 ft)
18m slalom 69.2 kph (43.0 mph)
Emissions 243 g/km

More acceleration times

VW Golf R acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type 4-cylinder-in-line, turbo
Displacement 2.0 l (121 ci / 1984 cc)
Power 300 ps (296 bhp / 221 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) @ 1800 rpm
Power / liter 151 ps (149 hp)
Efficiency 27 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 35 ps
Transmission 6-speed-manual, 6-speed-DSG
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

Laptimes 14

Golf R rivals

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Dave  1y ago

The cars kerb weight is wrong its actually 1487kg


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bobby123  2y ago

Then 2017 golf R I heard will have the new VW stage 2 upgrade package straight from the factory at about 370bhp. so next year the golf r will be even faster than it is now, I would bet it will be pushing 430 BHP by the time stage 3 comes out.

 

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Marcos  1y ago

Agreed!


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saxy  1y ago

Lol. Good luck with reliability.


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cosimo  1y ago @saxy

lol yeah, let's see if you will agree to this too you two-faced hypocrite frog

https://static.carthrottle.com/workspace/uploads/posts/2015/09/a37daf8a-066e-4ebd-9f4f-f4c5ff036321.jpg


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Hans  1y ago @cosimo

I alweys thought that Subaru is subordinate to Toyota because they make common cars.
If it's true this means nothing because Mercedes use Renault components, Aston Martin use Mercedes components etc


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Steph  6m ago @saxy

Dont worry. The DSG and the engin takc that extra power without any problem. Here in Quebec almost 80 % of the R are stage 2 and they are such a beast.


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Srsrly  4m ago @Steph

Golf R and "beast" cant be used in the same sentence dude.
A 700 hp m5 is a beast, a 600 hp c63 is a beast but golf r are just entry level wannabe carguy cars


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hostboy  3w ago @cosimo

It is funny how Ford has only Lincoln to compete with GM's three luxuries: Buick, GMC and Cadi...smh


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John  2y ago

Fb.com/golfr500 in stage 3 0-100 3.3 100-200 8.2


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BR2+  3y ago

...Exhaust pipes make someone snobby now?...


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quintin  3y ago

why has this car got four exhaust pipes, I am very snobby when it comes to exhaust pipes. good day to you all

 

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Steph  6m ago

Because 2 of them are always open and the other 2 open on full throtle contol the exhaust back pressure for the turbo


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saxy  3y ago

Yeah I know that's what I was referring to. The EVO which was more thirsty than a V12 lambo needed a complete engine rebuild every 15000miles.

Of course technology has improved heaps but as an every day car 400+ hp from 2 liters is asking for reliability trouble

And isn't the TT rs a 2.5l 5 cylinder?


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jon  3y ago

Saxy evo have run 400bhp rfom factory years ago and new golf 400 R comes out soon with 420bhp and new audi TT RS is 430bhp from 2.0litre

 

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Choi  1y ago

I had an Evo MR (2013). The mods are what eventually screwed things up mechanically. Now I see why Mitsu killed the evo, it wasn't just poor sales. The sad part of it all is that they (Mitsubishi) never backed me up with all the issues that had
developed which I know were not all from the modifications. Anyway Subaru is garbage, so is scion so I'm totally ready for the Golf-R, R-400 if it ever comes to fruition or a TT-RS. If I can stretch it then it will be an RS3 over any. ????


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jon  3y ago

got me golf R few months back and fitted DTUK box so fast and reliable. best car i have owned


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BR2+  4y ago

Nah theyll be fine..


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saxy  4y ago

390hp fomr a 2.0L ? some people want a car that can last more than a few months


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jon  4y ago

O- 100mph in sub 9 seconds


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jon  4y ago

O- 100mph in sub 9 seconds


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jon  4y ago

Sorry piggy back ECU gives golf r 390bhp spell checker changed it


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saxy  4y ago

come again?


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jon  4y ago

In UK it cost £250 to have piggy back ECU fitted to golf R and gives it 300bhp 0-100 in 9 seconds yiu could never mod a student or evo that cheaply and won't effect warranty! Also I'd half teh price to tax and is quicker on track than megane 265 trophy. See lap times I have owned a megane R26. Handle well but crap build quality and don't compare to vw. If stripped seat out golf and used sticker tire probably keep up with megnbe 275 trophy as is already quicker than megane 275 (none trophy)


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Piorun  4y ago

You seems to be pretty fire up with latest tests. Im quite glad too ;) It took VW over 25 yers to catch up the old Suby STI...

And I was talking about Lancer EVO X AWD system not about Subaru symetrical AWD, which is better imo than even new Haldex or Subaru one.

As to the results:
I think the weakest point in STI is the engine, it was avesome good few years ago, and now it lack of low rev torque.
Also manual drive can be pretty fun, but in terms of performance its time for 6/7 speeds DCTs.

But i think even not too much improved STI will have its fans, its more hardcore rally car, with close ratio gearbox and stiff suspension.

Impreza WRX is imo little better everyday model, and much cheaper than both.

 

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Choi  1y ago

But the WRX is garbage. I used to run circles around them with my MR. Subaru's have always been a bit overrated by the fan boys. Lol.


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Georg  4y ago

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Would be great car with better AWD system, those lastest versions of Haldex arent bad, but they are no match for those multi diff's Evo SH-AWD .

because it is no match the new Golf R COMPLETELY toasted the 2015 WRX STI at the latest Motortrend compare...forward backwards sidewas... look at Laguna Seca laptimes driven same day same race driver

 

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Choi  1y ago

Exactly! And wait until the RS3 comes out. Heck even Ford has managed to smash the overhyped Subaru. Lol. These Subaru Fanboi's are too dilusional. Lol


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Piorun  4y ago

Would be great car with better AWD system, those lastest versions of Haldex arent bad, but they are no match for those multi diff's Evo SH-AWD .


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Jamieclarke  4y ago

I got 0-60 in 4 /40 this morn so it would blow scoobies n eves out the water that wi no remap

 

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Choi  1y ago

Thank you! Coming from an Evo owner fresh out of a 13' MR. The new Golf-R's mean serious business. Look at the red Golf-R online that raped a gtr.


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williams  4y ago

The R400 is coming still the same concept if u know about vw golfs, 2lt 16v T


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PAJC  4y ago

What are the below times for the manual version?
0-60mph
0-100mph


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Shaggy  4y ago

@sandile: What model of BMW?


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sandile  4y ago

which car is a fastest between Golf 7r and a BMW


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DM  4y ago

Golf R DSG

0-60 kph: 2"48
0-80 kph: 3"57
0-100 kph: 4"96
0-120 kph: 6"66
0-140 kph: 8"82
0-160 kph: 11"42
0-180 kph: 14"82

0-1000 meters: 24"19

Lap time at Balocco: 2'59"77

Source: Auto, November 2014 issue


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NickeledAndDimedToDeath  4y ago

Owning a Golf R in Chicago. in two years 1 new rim, three rims straightened. 4 tires replaced due to road hazards. Poor Design engineering choice for road use. Chicago does have bad roads.


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jon  4y ago

lol golf is lighter than last model by a lot and was quicker round track in UK tha sti and megane 265 it has also beta every car mentioned in EVo magazine reviww and with a remap can have 367/390bhp from 2.0 litre suabru is miles behind as its sales figures show. finally does 39.9mpg in UK spec aswell adn cant get M135i with xdrive in UK


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Fangio Man  5y ago

1/4 mile: 13.46 seconds

AutoBild sportscars April 2014


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Shaggy  5y ago

A 300 horsepower Golf?! I waaaant iiiiit! @_@


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DeDe  5y ago

0-200 kph: 18,0 s (DSG)

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