Ahh it's hard to beat the noise of the R32!
VW Golf R32 (Mk V) specs
|Curb weight||1510 kg (3329 lbs)|
|0 - 40 kph||1.9 s|
|0 - 50 kph||2.2 s|
|0 - 60 kph||3.0 s|
|0 - 70 kph||3.7 s|
|0 - 80 kph||4.4 s|
|0 - 90 kph||6.5 s|
|0 - 100 kph||6.0 s|
|0 - 200 kph||25.2 s|
|100 - 200 kph||18.9 s|
|Est. 0 - 60 mph||5.8 s|
|0 - 100 mph||14.4 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||10.1 s @ 84.5 mph|
|1/4 mile||14.4 s|
|Est. 1/2 mile||23.8 s @ 121.8 mph|
|Top speed||250 kph (155 mph)|
|Est. max acceleration||0.51 g (5 m/s²)|
|Displacement||3.2 l (195 ci)|
|Power||250 ps (247 bhp / 184 kw)|
|Torque||320 Nm (236 lb-ft)|
|Power / liter||78 ps (77 hp)|
|Power / weight||166 ps (163 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||212 Nm (156 lb-ft) / t|
|Layout||front engine, all wheel drive|
Golf R32 competition
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Neil 2y ago
regan 2y ago
How reliable are mk 5 r32's?
ninjakitten 6y ago
This car is amazing to live with on a day to day basis. Very comfortable, easy to drive, and the grip in the dry and wet is insane. But what really sold it to me was the noise... no other hatchback sounds anything like this car! Great car, great noise to listen to, so happy I bought one
jambornio 6y ago
Heavy, expensive, pointless. GTI all the way. Sounds great though!
tom 7y ago
ive owned both mk4 and mk5 ,i have to be honest i liked the mk4 more, it felt so much more fun, and the mk4 felt faster to.ive just got rid of the mk5 i got bored of its looks
BlackyLee 7y ago
The Golf V R32 is a fast car.
It´s heavy but 0-100 kph in 6s is with the dsg and launch-control.
The Focus RS with 305 hp turbo-engine is not much faster and even at the TopGear-Test Track only 1 second faster.
But the sound is godlike.
Shaggy 8y ago
Curb weight of a Chevrolet corvette C5 (Standard): 3,218 LBS.
Shaggy 8y ago
@ Hayes: 3,322 LBS, that's 104 LBS heavier than a standard C5 Corvette.
Hayes 8y ago
Normal golfs way only 1200-1300kg.
Hayes 8y ago
1510kg. Bit heavy?
siye 8y ago
my r32 does 220 mph i hate all of you
Silver 9y ago
Car32 it is your own fault i banned you from the R32OC i am very picky on the site as i am on 22 hours a day ,i love my R32 my bed is right beside it in my house .i am obsessed with my car i often sleep in it as it has air ride fitted .mmmmmm love it i do
Car32 9y ago
them tossers on the r32oc have banned me they are jealous i am buying a ferari and GIZMO86 is a slag
paulie 9y ago
i owned the r32oc but i have now sold it to moy i was skint i needed the money everyone thinks i have a turbo r32 but now i have a mini coupe
cheempeej 9y ago
i have a mk4 r32 ,its been a good car so far , i am a r32oc site controller and RJH is a bad person on there
Shaggy 9y ago
Ohhhhhhhhhh kaaaaaaaaay, :S
RJH 9y ago
silver you are a joke its just a car do u like bum sex i do
silver 9y ago
RJH i love my r32 all the time i cuddle it i lick it my air ride is so good i sleep in it i am obsesed with my r32 i am a r32 boss on the r32oc i am a total sad get i dream so much about my car i am a sad man with my car silver is sad RJH
RJH 9y ago
cuprabob i have to disagree with you the mk5 r32 is a good car i dream about it all the time.
RJH 9y ago
i loved my mk5 r32 i have a metro now
cuprabob 9y ago
i had a mk5 r32 with 86000
miles on the clock it was a bad car, the mk4 r32 was so much better in the way of looks and performance i luv the mk 4 golf r32 very much
dug 9y ago
a mk4 r32 will get past 160mph no probs
sweet tits 9y ago
i love the mk4 r32 better
lop 9y ago
the mk4 4 R32 was 12 seconds faster around the ring
mk5 R32 failure
duc047 10y ago
Are this specs for dsg or manual r32?
Bridget33FOREMAN 10y ago
Set your own life easier get the business loans and everything you require.
Alan 10y ago
1. fuel consumption
none of them satisfied
TheFrank 11y ago
It's a bit strange how the Mazda 3 MPS (Mazdaspeed3) murders this car around the RING (8:39 vs. 8:49) and most other tracks but NOT on the TOP GEAR track. But then again Top Gear says the 3 MPS is a torque steering / under steering pig, etc. which is massively overstated. They either didn’t push the 3MPS to its true limit; settled for a shitty 1:32 just to prove a false point or something else.
Kiyoshi Manabe 12y ago
She'll reach about 160-165mph(260-265km/h) bracket,if delimitered. With combination of 250bhp(Phaeton-derived unit) and Cw 0.32 body,she would saturate at 260+ district. On the other hand,her 0-100mph(0-161km/h) data of 14.4sec is excellent,faster than the Jaguar XK8 4.2 2006.
Namely she's a masterpiece,magnificent machine among long history of VW brand. Her successor,the Golf R is also terrific guise with astonishing efficiency and miraculous fuel economy of 12km/l average.
PS. Her larger sibling,the Passat 3.2 4motion records 280km/h indicated on German autobahn according to now-removed Youtube video,equaling to 265-270km/h as real speed. It's astonishing for a 250bhp 4-door sedan,but her unit is different one,with 3168cc displacement and shorter stroke compared with R32 3189cc unit.
Anonymous 12y ago
Is the R32 really faster than the Audi S4 (B6) round the Top Gear track? There's about 100bhp difference! 45bhp/tonne. Seems incredible to me.