2012 Volkswagen Golf R  -  $34,760


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,760
Base Invoice: $33,401
Destination Charge: $770
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB
Doors: 2
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 19 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr HB
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

Pros

Impressive handling; all-wheel drive; 5-door practicality; upscale interior


Model Highlights

The Golf's always had its performance-oriented big brother, the GTI, around, and occasionally, the all-wheel drive V6-powered Golf R32 has appeared in the US. For 2012, Volkswagen brought their newest high-performance Golf, called simply the "Golf R." It comes with a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and all-wheel drive system borrowed from the Audi TTS. The engine is tuned for 256 horsepower and 243 lb-feet of torque for the Golf, and a 6-speed manual transmission is the only gearbox option.

Styled like a conventional Golf, the R distinguishes itself by small 'R' badges, center split-exhaust, a rear lip spoiler and large front intakes. It comes in 3-door and 5-door versions for those who need some practicality with their performance.

Standard equipment for the Golf R includes 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon HID headlamps, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals. Standard entertainment consists of a touch-screen stereo with MP3 playback, Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and 8 speakers. The interior has leather heated seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, automatic climate control and power windows and locks.

Safety features include standard anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, dual front airbags and side-impact thorax and curtain airbags.

Options are sparse for the Golf R, and they include a tilt/slide power sunroof, an upgraded Dynaudio stereo, keyless start and a touch-screen navigation system.


Model News

The Volkswagen Golf R is new for 2012. A couple of years after the notorious R32 high-performance Golf was last seen, Volkswagen brought back the high-performance all-wheel drive hatch, redubbing it the "Golf R."


Value Writeup

Volkswagen is known for its approach to performance value, and the Golf R is no exception. It is the most expensive version of the Golf, with an engine and drivetrain taken directly from the Audi TTS, but the base price comes in $10,000 less. The Golf R's understated styling and a well-engineered interior are classic Volkswagen. The Golf also comes in both 3- and 5-door variations for greater flexibility.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
275.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
391.50 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
256 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2400 - 5200

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24/3.27

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³

Front Head Room
51.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.5 in

Second Head Room
41.7 in

Second Leg Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.0 in

Height, Overall
57.5 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
14.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3325 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
225/40R18

Rear Tire Size
225/40R18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Note
Carefree Maintenance Program

2.0L DOHC 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

4MOTION all-wheel drive

Sport suspension

Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes w/black calipers

Dual center-mounted polished exhaust tips -inc: sound generator

18" alloy wheels

225/40R18 all-season tires

Sport front/side/rear valences

Body-color bumpers

Body-color rear roof spoiler

Xenon headlamps w/adaptive front light system (AFS)

Black heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, blinker control stalk w/lane-change feature

Adjustable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Rear window wiper

Body-color exterior door handles

Premium VIII touchscreen AM/FM stereo w/in-dash CD changer/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, media device interface (MDI), Bluetooth connectivity

SIRIUS satellite radio w/3-month trial

Auxiliary audio input

Leather seat trim

Heated front sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar -inc: easy-entry system

60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: height-adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, (2) cup holders, pass-through, interlock feature, center armrest

Adjustable front center armrest w/storage compartment

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping multifunction sport steering wheel

Trip computer

Compass

Pwr windows -inc: front windows w/1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection

Remote central pwr locking system -inc: auto locking feature

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Anti-theft vehicle alarm system -inc: panic button

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Climatronic automatic temp control

Rear window defroster

(2) aux pwr outlets

Brushed aluminum footrest & pedal covers

Leather brake handle & shift knob

Scuff plate w/R logo

Emergency trunk release

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD)

Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Crash optimized front end

LED daytime running lights

Dual front airbags

Front side-thorax airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Buckle switch

Height adjustable front 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners, load limiters

LATCH child restraint system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

Dual tone horns

 
DEEP BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
CARBON STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
RISING BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
"R" CARPETED MAT KIT
$235


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