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2012 Volkswagen Golf R
2012 Volkswagen Golf R picture
Specifications
Engine Type 2.0L inline four cylinder, 16V, turbocharged/intercooled, TSI
Displacement cu in (cc) 121 cu in
Power bhp (kW)  at RPM 256 @ 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM 243 @ 2400
Redline at RPM
Brakes Power assisted, dual circuit, 13.6 x 1.2-in vented front discs and 12.2 x 0.9-in vented rear discs. Anti-Lock Braking System - Standard, all four wheels, three-channel with electronic brake pressure distribution
Tires 7.5J X 18-in aluminum-alloy wheels 225/40 R18 92H all-season tires
Length 165.8in
Weight 3325 lb
Acceleration 0-62 mphs
Top Speed mph (km/h) electronically limited to 130 mph
Fuel economy EPA (1/100) City mpg 19¹ Highway mpg 27¹
Base Price 33,990
Car Description

The “Golf R Drivers Forever” iPad App pretty much says it all. Trendy, sporty and geared towards the younger driver. The 2 and 4 door models of the Volkswagen Golf R uses the most powerful Golf engine sold in the US and comes with a 6 speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive.

The engine features a high-output version of Volkswagen's 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder FSI® engine, making 256 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. The R's mission is to be the performance flagship for the VW brand, the vehicle is equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, and unique 18-inch wheels. Options include a sunroof, the RNS 315 navigation system, the Dynaudio® sound system, and keyless entry with push-button start.

The base price Golf R Two-Door includes the following features

  • 2.0L TSI, 256 hp/243 lb-ft engine
  • front and rear disc brakes
  • 4Motion all-wheel drive
  • dual exhaust tips w/polished finish
  • 18- inch aluminum-alloy wheels w/all-season tires
  • sport suspension, hill hold assist
  • rear window wiper
  • gloss black-painted brake calipers
  • gloss-black-colored mirrors moldings, door handles, and bumper
  • rear roof spoiler
  • sport front, rear, and side valences
  • heated washer nozzles
  • power-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
  • bi-xenon headlamps
  • daytime running lights
  • front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • adjustable front center armrest w/ integrated storage box
  • leather-wrapped brake handle and shift knob
  • tilt and telescope steering column
  • splitfolding rear seat w/armrest w/storage and pass-thru
  • alloy pedals
  • leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel
  • power windows
  • cruise control
  • adjustable intermittent front windshield wipers
  • power outlets (2)
  • power locks
  • rear window defroster
  • compass, trip computer
  • Climatronic automatic dualzone AC
  • eight-way manual and heatable sport front seats
  • leather seating surfaces
  • easy-entry front seats (2-door only)
  • Premium VIII radio w/six-disc CD changer
  • MDI iPod® interface
  • Sirius® satellite radio
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • driver and front passenger front and side airbags
  • side curtain airbags

Golf R Two-Door with Sunroof and Navigation Features ($35,490)

(Includes Golf R features) and adds:
  • power tilt/slide sunroof
  • keyless entry with push-button start;
  • RNS 315 five-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • Dynaudio ® premium sound system

Golf R Four-Door with Sunroof and Navigation Features ($36,090)

(Includes Golf R features plus Sunroof and Navigation)
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