The Golf series is a famous and renowned series of production model by Volkswagen, and new model 2017 VW Golf R is coming up as a part of this Golf series as there also other models coming in this Golf series like 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. This new Volkswagen Golf R highlights innovation with great performance, technology and fuel efficiency. This 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is going to be the production model of the Volkswagen Golf R 400 which was is a prototype that was introduced at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
The test drive of this new Volkswagen Golf R was conducted in Nurburgring, and the test results were pretty impressive. Rumors hold that this Volkswagen is also known as 2017 Volkswagen Golf R 400.
2017 VW Golf R – Drivetrain and Performance
This Volkswagen Golf R is going to possess a brand new recently introduced 2.0 liter EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This engine will be able to give an output of 292 horsepower along with an impressive 280 pound-feet of torque at 2400 rpm.
Options for transmission systems include a six-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission and a six-speed dual clutch manual transmission.
Performance is going to be great in this new Volkswagen Golf R, which is made possible by its new engine that is very powerful. This car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km per hour in just 5.3 seconds which is very good. The top speed of this car is 155 miles per hour or 250 km per hour.
2017 VW Golf R – Design
The body of this 2017 VW Golf R will be mounted on a new revolutionary MQB platform by Volkswagen, which is used in its new production models. The use of this new platform reduces the total weight of this car, and the result of weight reduction is great performance and fuel economy.
The body design of this Volkswagen Golf R is sleek; aerodynamics comes into play in this body design. The front fascia consists of a dual split grille; the upper one is narrow and holds a ‘VW’ company’s logo in the middle with chrome accent. The lower grille is big and wide with two air intakes on each side.
The headlights have bi-Xenon bulbs and LED technology. There are five spoke 19-inch alloy wheels in this car. New brakes system can also be seen in the wheels, a 13.4 inches disc brake on the front wheel and 12.2 inches disc brake on the rear wheels. Four exhaust pipes on the rear portion are present with a set of two exhaust outlets on each side.
This 2017 VW Golf R has a well organised interior cabin. The interior cabin is also made very comfortable and ergonomic. Controls for various functions are made very accessible and user-friendly.
Leather upholstery can be found on seats, gear knobs, armrests and door panel. The driver’s seats have power adjustable features that can be done in six ways. A new smart touchscreen display is present which has controls to navigation, infotainment, car’s engine and adjustment settings and safety functions.
Some other features like the premium sound system, modified instrument cluster, smooth gears switching, 3D gesture function on the touchscreen display and automatic climate control are present.
2017 VW Golf R – Competitors and Mpg
Despite being fabulous, this 2017 VW Golf R cannot have a gala time on the market as there are so many hungry competitors looking out for success. This Volkswagen Golf R will face tough competitors like Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Focus RS and Subaru WRX.
In spite of delivering high performance, this Volkswagen Golf R is designed and engineered to be economical in fuel consumption. This 2017 VW Golf R gives 23 miles per gallon in city driving and 30 miles per gallon on the highway which is quite a mileage for production models.
2017 VW Golf R – Price and Date of Release
An exact detail of price for this model is still unknown, but data analyst and experts estimate that this model’s price is going to revolve around $37,000, $40,000 and $50,000. This 2017 VW Golf R is expected to be released by the end of 2016 or starting of 2017.