2012 Volkswagen Golf R

  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf R

    As we reported late last year, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R will be headed to the U.S., and it should arrive sometime early in 2012. Today, VW released the official U.S. pricing and specs for the car. Power, previously expected to reach as high as 266 horsepower, has settled for production in American trim at 256 hp, arriving at 6,000 rpm. Torque is likewise stout, at 243 pound-feet from 2,400 rpm. Premium fuel is recommended, but not required. The engine that delivers this power is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder built with a cast iron block and aluminum head, and a forged crankshaft...

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    Volkswagen Golf R On Track For Early 2012 U.S. Debut

    It’s the news Europhiles and hot-hatch fans all across the country have been waiting for. The high-performance Volkswagen Golf R, the turbocharged successor to the all-out-insane R32, has been confirmed for sale in the U.S. in early 2012. The information was revealed by Volkswagen’s...

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    Special Edition Volkswagen Golf R: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    The Volkswagen Golf R has been on sale in Europe and other parts of the globe for the good part of a year now but we won’t be getting the car until around the end of this year--and we can’t wait. With a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine churning out 266 horsepower and matched...

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    Report: Sporty Volkswagen Models Getting More Lenient Stability Control

    Soon, the U.S. will finally get a taste of the Volkswagen R goodness that the rest of the world has been enjoying for the past couple of years. Of course, we’re talking about the high-performance Volkswagen Golf R, which will be heading to local showrooms towards the end of the year. However...

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    Breaking: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R Confirmed For U.S.

    The rumors have proved true: the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R will be making its way to America in late 2011 or early 2012, according to Volkwagen of America CEO Johnathan Browning at an International Motor Press Association meeting today. So what can we expect? According to Browning, the U.S. version of...

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    Report: U.S. Volkswagen Golf R Announcement Set For 2011 Detroit Auto Show

    Since the first unveiling of the 270 horsepower 2011 Volkswagen Golf R, hot hatch enthusiasts here in the U.S. have been pining for a successor to the legendary R32, but according to previous reports the new Golf R is still up in the air for American sale due to cost issues and the relationship...

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