Compact family station wagon with 300 hp

Wolfsburg, 18 November 2014

You know the VW Golf R? The compact sports car with 300 hp, all-wheel drive 250 km / h top speed and a zero - to - 100 - km / h sprint capacity of 5.1 seconds? Good! For the first time since the creation of the series gets the somewhat unreasonable About golf society now in the form of a station wagon. The Golf Variant debuts R from 21 to 30 November at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014th

sporty Case

The exterior of the Golf Variant follows with the " R " to the B - pillars of the lines of the hatchback model. At the rear, the new differentiated by a sportier bumper, a diffuser, four chrome tailpipes, modified tail lights and LED license plate illumination of the other variant models. The front end stands out by enlarged air intakes in the front apron and bi - xenon headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights from the normal combo. The " R " with the trunk ( 605-1620 liters ) stands on standard 18 - inch alloy wheels. Optional wheels are also available in a 19 - inch version.

sporty interior

Inside, the sports car continues to claim the family. Sport seats in the material " substance - Alcantara ", automatic air conditioning and a radio - CD system are standard. Optional VW offers a nappa leather carbon package. The exterior surfaces, cheek insides and headrests are upholstered in a dark nappa leather, the center seat panels are provided with bright bovine skin. The inlays and moldings are characterized by a carbon look. The instrument pointer, the door sill trims and ambient lighting are decorated in blue. Standard are also the stainless steel pedals and footrest made ​​of stainless steel.

Engine on the hatchback Golf

For the sporty appearance, the exact characteristics of the hatchbacks R joins. 300 hp and a maximum torque of 380 Newton meters speed up the boot - Golf in 5.1 seconds from zero to 100 km / h, and further to the electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h. Despite the performance to satisfy Plus 100 kilometers 7.0 liters of premium. Even with the other ingredients of the technical brief brother of Variant works as standard. At the two-liter four-cylinder with direct injection turbo petrol six-speed dual-clutch transmission is flanged, which delivers the engine's power to all four wheels.

Sports suspension and progressive steering

Standard equipment is a progressive steering, which varies the steering ratio according to speed and driving situation. Optionally, the sports suspension lowered by 20 millimeters can be ordered with the adaptive chassis regulation DCC. It has the three driving modes " Comfort ", " Normal" and " Sport" and is connected to the driver profile selection. This selection not only controls the spring of comfort, but also the switching times of the dual clutch transmission as well as the characteristics of the accelerator and brake pedal.

Octavia RS Combi on GTI - level

The debutants VW goes another group classics ?? the Golf GTI, there have been only as a hatchback and not a combi ?? and ventures forward without detours towards the house compact car power peak. Until now, the most motorized golf suits the 1.4 - liter petrol engine and the 2.0 - liter diesel engine, both of which generate an output of 150 hp. So why equal the R logo stitch on the family car and not have to lower their sights? The answer lies in the Skoda Octavia Combi RS, the 220 ​​-horsepower Czechs of the VW Group already has a combination of GTI - level in the program.

Market launch in spring 2015

The launch for the 300-horsepower family car in Europe is scheduled for spring 2015. With the prices VW keeps covered so far, a hatchback Golf R costs in the base version but 38,325 euros. The Variant is likely to be an expensive corner and stabilize at a base price of 40,000 euros. If a GTI engine in the Octavia Combi RS enough: With the Skoda and the 80-horsepower loss compared to the Golf R can save around € 10,000 . (ml)