2016 Volkswagen Golf R Glendale CA
There was a time when there was but one hot hatch in the Volkswagen lineup, but the automaker has upped the ante with the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R in Glendale CA. The model features better styling than the less potent GTI, though there’s no denying the similarities. The honeycomb grille is switched out for a shutter style, while the headlights have a stronger appearance. There’s no denying the similarities in appearance, but the Golf R offers refined look that exudes muscle without overstating it.
Style isn’t everything, and the Golf R hasn’t earned a quick following just by looking the part. Performance is everything with this hatchback model, as a 2.0-liter turbo four delivering up 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, easily making it the sportiest option in the Volkswagen lineup. This year it also pairs with two transmission options, a six-speed manual is back, while the six-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic holds strong as a favorite option for performance and ease.
Saying it delivers 292-horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque certainly speaks of its performance, but what exactly does it mean for acceleration? When paired with the DSG automatic, the model goes from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds, which increases to 5.3 seconds when paired with the manual transmission.
There remains just one engine for the 2016 VW Golf R, but it’s a potent one. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine. Despite its potent performance, it still doesn’t hurt at the pump, with the manual-equipped model earning an EPA-estimated 22 city and 31 highway mpg rating.
Why drive a performance car if it isn’t loaded with features? Standard in the model is the 4Motion AWD system, driving mode selection, black front calipers with the R logo, Bi-Xenon headlights, App-Connect, the 6.5-inch infotainment system, dual-zone climate control and keyless access with push-button start.
2016 Volkswagen Golf R near Los Angeles
What more can you ask for after style and performance? Some might argue not much matters if you can’t also expect to enjoy comfort behind the wheel. A three-mode electronic stability control system not only improves your performance depending on how you drive, but what could be more comfortable than eliminating issues with traction? Combine this with all-wheel-drive as a standard feature and the ride is smooth whether you’re driving on the track or taking the 2016 Golf R out on the open highway.
The cabin in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R is well-fitted and sophisticated, with genuine leather seats for a premium feel. Standard features include the new MIB II infotainment system with App-Connect features, Bi-Xenon headlights, dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start and ambient door trim accent lighting. From style to comfort, the Golf R is an impressive option that pleases with every detail.
Think the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R may be the right model for you? Contact our friendly staff members at New Century Volkswagen to see how you can get the keys to this great performance hatchback.