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Volkswagen introduced this high-performance version of its compact hatchback for 2012. The Golf R gets a 256-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. All-wheel drive is standard, and the five-seat Golf R competes with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
New for 2013
There are no major changes for 2013.
Abandoning Volkswagen's once-ubiquitous plunging grille, the Golf R's bumper separates the grille and large air dam. Additional badges and a redesigned rear with twin exhaust pipes set the Golf R apart from the regular Golf. Exterior features include:
The Golf R seats five whether you get a two- or four-door version. To distinguish it, the Golf R has aluminum pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminum trim on the dashboard. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Golf R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
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