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VW Golf R (Mk VIII) specs

Price in Europe €48,048 - €69,780
Price in US $44,090 - $66,530
Car type Compact
Curb weight 1476-1562 kg (3254-3444 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

Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph1.4 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 mph10.0 s
0 - 110 mph12.5 s
0 - 120 mph15.1 s
0 - 130 mph18.3 s
0 - 140 mph22.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.0 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile12.3 s @ 112.9 mph
1/2 mile19.6 s

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 40 kph1.4 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 kph8.8 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 - 017.3 s @ 1480 ft
Est. max acceleration0.68 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom73.3 kph (45.5 mph)
36m slalom140.0 kph (87.0 mph)
Emissions180 g/km
Lateral acceleration0.99 g (10 m/s²)
Downforce @ 200 kph-31 kg (-69 lbs)

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 209 ps (206 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 31 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)
60 mph - 033 m (107 ft)
70 mph - 045 m (147 ft)
100 mph - 093 m (304 ft)

Rolling acceleration

60 - 100 kph (4)3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5)5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (4)4.0 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)8.4 s
80 - 160 kph (5)11.2 s
80 - 160 kph (6)15.2 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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Bugatti4Life  5m ago

Which* my bad not who I'm sorry for my poor grammar.


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Bugatti4Life  5m ago

The car who made me a car love and is responsible for the love I have towards cars is the legendary Bugatti Veyron and Veyron Super Sport after looking up the fastest car when I was seven. Because I was curious and I watched the legendary videos of James May from the legendary Top Gear doing top speed runs. Seeing the speed of these I watched more and more. What car made you a car nerd and lover and why?


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Bugatti4Life  5m ago

Sorry if I get annoying I tend to talk a lot and even more with it comes to cars I'm just such a big fan of these companies. Their are some I don't like but that's a very very rare case.


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Bugatti4Life  5m ago

My dad put his name down on one of these and it will be our 5th most powerful car. Least powerful car my parents own is a 2019 Mazda CX-5 (187 horsepower). Next is our future Volkswagen Golf R with (315 horsepower). After that is our old but still solid 2013 Audi S4 with the dynamic steering upgrade good for a solid (333 horsepower). Next is our 2020 Camaro 2SS with a 6.2 liter N/A cross plane crank V8 good for a huge (455 horsepower. Second place is our future M3 Competition X-Drive (503 horsepower). And then my dads dream car our future Corvette C8 Z06 with a massive (670 horsepower). I'm not 100% if he will get all of these but if he does get those three cars I will be both excited and proud of him. But lord r.i.p their earnings jk but lord that's gonna sting.


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hostboy  6m ago

Around the Nurburgring, the Mk.VII Golf R has the potential to make as much as 54% (or 1/0.65) more power. This is called tirepower and it also has impact on the chassis more than even engine horsepower does. 590 tirepower

Refer to this solution:
((20600m/(250km/h/(187m*0.3048m))x(1651kg/384hp)/1.23g)x0.0095x0.65


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hostboy  6m ago

Volkswagen Golf R
4Motion (official drivetrain label)
315 hp @ 5750 rpm (claimed power)
287 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm (claimed torque)
82.5 mm x 92.8 mm (bore x stroke)
4 (cylinders)
1.45 bar (boost pressure)
10.5 bar (brake mean effective pressure differential)
150.00% (volumetric efficiency un-boost)
254.87% (volumetric efficiency boost)
20 m/s (mean piston speed at peak power)
384 hp @ 6465 rpm (measured power)
356 lb-ft @ 4850 rpm (measured torque)
AWD; 6MT/7DCT (drivetrain and transmission)
3474 lb (curb weight)
4.7 sec (0-60mph)
10.2 sec (0-100mph)
27.3 sec (0-150mph)
13.1 sec @ 113 mph (1/4-mile tarmac)
12.0 sec @ 114 mph (1/4-mile dragstrip)
172 mph (top speed)
24.6 sec @ 0.91 G (MT Figure-8)
8:09 (Nordschleife)
1:21 (TG Power Lap)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14uUI24MQbDRjr01fdmnTlKHMQiAX5XidriSfLp-3jKg/edit?usp=sharing


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TypeF173  6m ago

LOL! Haven't been in this section awhile but Baby Golf is a sweet little car!


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hostboy  7m ago

I'm starting to feel like the Golf R MkVIII is the L88 Corvette of this generation. Underrated to Audi S3 level to avoid overlapping with RS3


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StrykerBTG09  7m ago

Why are there two lap times ?

First one does not make sense for such a heavy car.


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Hoppelmoppel123  7m ago

Sport Auto messured 335 PS
430 Nm @ 2300/min - 5500/min
Max 441 Nm @ 4560/min
@4800/min more than 300 PS
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Corvolet3  8m ago

Alright boys, I put all the data of German C segment powerhouses into one list 😎 by power houses I don't mean entry level GTIs, but instead the most powerful cars Germany had to offer around this time.

European hatches will follow soon. Including Seat which is technically Spanish.

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Mark787  10m ago

Receive one of the first R MK8 in Canada a black one with the sunroof and DSG (All Canada model have the Performance pack) and this car is no joke crazy fast and the new AWD is just so fun in winter.


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Hans  10m ago

Mendig AFB Circuit: 1:56.5
https://youtu.be/ZwcEjgWlr4M


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TypeF173  1y ago

 


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TypeF173  1y 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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TypeF173  1y ago

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


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Martin  1y 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  1y 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  1y ago

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


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Somebody  2y 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  2y ago

180 Mph is around 290Kph


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SheblyGT500  2y ago

171 MPH might be without limiter


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flt158  2y 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  2y 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  2y 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  2y 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  2y 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  2y ago

 

1/4 mile 12.3 seconds wtf


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full stop  2y ago

 

golf r more like 400 bhp

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