2017 Volkswagen Golf R Boasts Zipping Performance and AWD Confidence
Hot hatches traditionally offer a blend of zippy performance and every day practicality in a front-wheel drive format. In this, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R departs the formula. While it offers the function, its standard 4Motion all-wheel drive system give it better performance command and wet weather grip than any competitor.
Given away by quad-tipped exhaust, the Golf R’s power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder with 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque delivered to the wheels by either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Peak twist kicks in at 1,800 RPM and stays relatively flat, giving plenty of juice throughout the rev range. The brakes are strong, as one would hope, and its steering and handling is augmented by Dynamic Chassis Control for better control.
With a 5.2 second sprint to sixty, the Golf R can best practically any other hot hatch on the market. If that seems like something that will speak to you, contact us at our Volkswagen dealership in Butler, PA to try your hand behind the wheel.