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VW Golf R (Mk VIII) specs

Price in Europe €48,048 - €61,875
Car type Compact
Curb weight 1476-1520 kg (3254-3351 lbs)
Introduced 2020
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 18.8-6.4 l/100 km (12-37 mpg US / 15-44 mpg UK)
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Submitted by Hoppelmoppel123

Lap times

Performance

0 - 50 kph1.8 s
0 - 80 kph3.2 s
0 - 100 kph4.4 s
0 - 130 kph6.8 s
0 - 160 kph10.1 s
0 - 180 kph13.0 s
0 - 200 kph15.9 s
1000 m23.3 s @ 227.7 kph
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 @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile12.3 s @ 112.9 mph
Top speed277 kph (172 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 016.9 s @ 1437 ft
Est. max acceleration0.68 g (7 m/s²)
Emissions222 g/km
VW Golf R acceleration graph

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 214 ps (211 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 29 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 30 ps
Transmission 7 speed Dual clutch or 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

Braking distance

100 kph - 033 m (110 ft)
200 kph - 0136 m (448 ft)
30 mph - 08 m (26 ft)
50 mph - 024 m (78 ft)
70 mph - 045 m (148 ft)

Rolling acceleration

60 - 100 kph (4)3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5)5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (5)5.1 s
80 - 120 kph (6)6.8 s
80 - 120 kph (7)12.6 s
80 - 120 kph2.7 s
100 - 200 kph10.8 s

Interior noise

Noise @ idle43 dB
Noise @ 50 kph60 dB
Noise @ 100 kph66 dB
Noise @ 130 kph69 dB
Noise @ 30 mph59 dB
Noise @ 50 mph65 dB
Noise @ 70 mph68 dB
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SheblyGT500  3d ago

180 Mph is around 290Kph


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SheblyGT500  3d ago

171 MPH might be without limiter

 

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SpeedKing  3d ago

It's an estimated speed without limiter and in addition VW have understated peak hp figures by at least 10%...


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Hoppelmoppel123  3d ago @SpeedKing

It actually isnt an estimated top speed


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SpeedKing  3d ago @Hoppelmoppel123

Well if that's the case show us the link :)


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Hoppelmoppel123  3d ago @SpeedKing

 


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SpeedKing  3d ago @Hoppelmoppel123

Impressive 277 kmh GPS. If only someone could post engine dyno figures for all the German performance cars just to see how much peak horsepower they really make...


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flt158  3d 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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Hoppelmoppel123  3d ago

This site always showes the best number. By clicking on the blue numbers you can compare the times from different sources.


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flt158  1w 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  1w 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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FastestLaps  1w ago

Your previous message disappeared because there was major server crash and I had to restore everything from backup.


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Art0  2w 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  1m 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  1m ago

 

1/4 mile 12.3 seconds wtf


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full stop  2m ago

 

golf r more like 400 bhp


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Ars  2m ago

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


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flt158  3m 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  3m 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  4m ago

7:51 Nordschleife


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mada88  5m ago

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


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Anonymous  6m ago

Post content redacted by Advanced BS Detector (ABSD)™


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Corvolet3  6m ago

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

Yeah, this Golf is gonna get it too.

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