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VW Golf R (Mk VIII) specs

Price in Europe €48,048 - €67,345
Car type Compact
Curb weight 1476-1551 kg (3254-3419 lbs)
Introduced 2020
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 18.8-6.4 l/100 km (12-37 mpg US / 15-44 mpg UK)
Views 7.8k
Submitted by Hoppelmoppel123

Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph1.8 s
0 - 40 mph2.6 s
0 - 50 mph3.4 s
0 - 60 mph3.9 s
0 - 70 mph5.5 s
0 - 80 mph6.9 s
0 - 90 mph8.5 s
0 - 100 mph10.3 s
0 - 110 mph12.5 s
0 - 120 mph15.1 s
0 - 130 mph18.3 s
0 - 140 mph22.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.9 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile12.3 s @ 112.9 mph
1/2 mile19.6 s

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 40 kph1.5 s
0 - 50 kph1.8 s
0 - 80 kph3.2 s
0 - 100 kph4.3 s
0 - 120 kph6.2 s
0 - 130 kph6.8 s
0 - 140 kph8.2 s
0 - 150 kph8.9 s
0 - 160 kph10.1 s
0 - 180 kph12.9 s
0 - 200 kph15.9 s
0 - 250 kph36.8 s
1000 m23.3 s @ 227.7 kph
VW Golf R acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed277 kph (172 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 016.9 s @ 1453 ft
Est. max acceleration0.68 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom73.3 kph (45.5 mph)
Emissions180 g/km

Powertrain specs

Engine type Inline 4 turbo
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci)
Power 320 ps (316 bhp / 235 kw)
Torque 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) @ 2100 rpm
Power / liter 160 ps (158 hp)
Power / weight 210 ps (207 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 32 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 29 ps
Transmission 7 speed Dual clutch or 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

Braking distance

50 kph - 09 m (28 ft)
100 kph - 030 m (100 ft)
130 kph - 057 m (188 ft)
200 kph - 0124 m (408 ft)
30 mph - 08 m (26 ft)
50 mph - 024 m (78 ft)
70 mph - 045 m (147 ft)

Rolling acceleration

60 - 100 kph (4)3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5)5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (4)4.1 s
80 - 120 kph (5)5.1 s
80 - 120 kph (6)6.8 s
80 - 120 kph (7)12.6 s
80 - 160 kph (4)8.7 s
80 - 160 kph (5)11.7 s
80 - 160 kph (6)15.9 s
80 - 160 kph (7)27.6 s
60 - 100 kph2.2 s
80 - 120 kph2.7 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph3.8 s
100 - 200 kph10.8 s

Interior noise

Noise @ idle43 dB
Noise @ 50 kph60 dB
Noise @ 80 kph67 dB
Noise @ 100 kph66 dB
Noise @ 130 kph69 dB
Noise @ 160 kph75 dB
Noise @ 180 kph77 dB
Noise @ 30 mph59 dB
Noise @ 50 mph65 dB
Noise @ 70 mph68 dB
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ChironSS  3w ago

 


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ChironSS  3w ago

Volkswagen would NEVER lie about anything! Give me one example of these "lies?" It'll probably turn into a list!

LOL, anyway a UK specialist dyno'd a Volkswagen Golf R and they got AT THE CRANKSHAFT not wheels, 340hp and 320lbs/ft.

So about +25hp and +10lbs/ft torque on what Volkswagen claim accordingly to the new example used with a few hundred miles on it PLUS Shell V Power which is 99 rated octane fuel anyway so the differences on 95 could possibly be negligible.

Like I said you can trust Volkswagen.


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ChironSS  3w ago

Oh yes this little Volkswagen has got me interested. But it'll have to wait until tommorow! LOL!


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Martin  2m ago

Track? How many days/year is ANYONE on a track. This is a pathetic obsession with a place that is meaningless in the real world. Track. Hahahaha


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FactFinder  3m ago

The European Mark VIII Golf R has 420 N/310 lb.ft torque. However, in the U.S. the torque goes down to 400 N/295 lb.ft with the 7-speed DSG or 380N/280 lb.ft. with the 6-speed manual. The difference in torque is due to the difference between the U.S. and European gasoline qualities. I assume that the 6-speed manual’s engine torque is lowered in order to accommodate the manual gearbox’s clutch’s limitations.


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vwliebe  5m ago

Llandow Circuit...R vs Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXshUIpUWu0


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Somebody  6m ago

What an impressive performance for a comfortable daily driver. Shame on Ford, Chevrolet, not even their V8 Mustangs and Camaros are as fast as this shopping machine with 4 doors and seats and still able to run faster than them around tracks as well.
Big shame for Ford as their 350 HP Focus RS has been annihilated by Volkswagen and Honda and Renault. I feel Ford is officially the worst hot hatch maker in Europe down from 1 of the best.


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SheblyGT500  7m ago

180 Mph is around 290Kph


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SheblyGT500  7m ago

171 MPH might be without limiter


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flt158  7m ago

Thank you for providing us all with the Autocar acceleration figures for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R, Fastest laps and Hoppelmoppel123.
You might just make 2 corrections if you wish.
The 0-60 mph from Autocar is 4.4 and not 3.9.
And the top speed is limited to 155 mph.
But I know there are other folk discovering other figures.

However I thank you both for your efforts keeping us all happy.

Safe driving from flt158.


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flt158  7m ago

Ah yes.
Thank you for replying to me, Fastest Laps.
I have subsequently discovered the website's calamity.
Hope all is okay now. Thumbs up!
Of course, because of the Level 5 coronavirus restrictions and possibly Brexit, there is no sign of Autocar these last few weeks in Ireland. And that is yet another calamity!

FLT 158.


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flt158  7m ago

Hello, Fastest Laps and Hoppelmoppel123. I don't know what happened to my previous message. It just disappeared.
But I have discovered that Autocar has published an 8 page road test of the very latest 2021 Golf R in the current magazine 14th April 2021. Could you please provide the performance figures? Especially as Autocar is unavailable in Ireland.

Thank you very much.

Safe driving from FLT 158.


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Art0  7m ago

I'm not big fan of uncertified videos.... But this one is interesting. 290 on speedo, 276 on GPS.
However this is one is equipped with Performance package
https://youtu.be/oFRKXJzIJ0s


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SpeedKing  7m ago

Apparently the VW Golf R has 320hp? What a load of shit, more sandbagging because it's more like 360hp...

 



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Corvolet3  8m ago

 

1/4 mile 12.3 seconds wtf


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full stop  8m ago

 

golf r more like 400 bhp


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Ars  8m ago

0-60 mph
4.04 Carwow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LEro19Ues


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flt158  10m ago

Hello, Fastest Laps and Hoppelmoppel123. My mistake!
I'm sorry about the confusion. It appears Autocar did a rating on some new VW Golfs as is shown below by Hoppelmoppel123. They didn't give the Gold R a full 8 page road test at all as they promised from the week before. The Autocar magazine is having great difficulties arriving over here in Ireland.
Apologies once again!
And thank you for sorting everything out, gentlemen.

flt 158.


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flt158  10m ago

Autocar recently tested the Volkswagen Mk 8 Golf R.
Does anyone have the acceleration times they got?

Safe driving,

flt 158.


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Greg  11m ago

7:51 Nordschleife


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mada88  1y ago

Hasn't the MK8 R just done a sub 8 minute lap on the Nordschleife?


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Anonymous  1y ago

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Corvolet3  1y ago

Remember the time when the drift mode in the A45 AMG was announced?

Yeah, this Golf is gonna get it too.