Volkswagen Golf R 2017 review
VW has lightly tweaked its potent Golf R in line with the model's mid-life Mk 7.5 update, but has largely left the important stuff alone. This is a good thing – that stuff is still as good as it gets.
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The M140i ($59,990) is powered by a cracking turbo-petrol six-cylinder engine delivering sub-5.0sec 0-100km/h acceleration.
Standard equipment includes adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist, the iDrive6 multimedia system, digital radio, sat nav with live traffic, climate control air, a reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers. 'Jet Black'-painted 18-inch wheels, adaptive 'M' suspension, keyless entry and start, Dakota leather trim, electric front seats with memory function, and harman/kardon audio.
Its 3.0-litre engine pushes out no less than 250kW at 5500rpm, and a thumping 500Nm between 1520-4500rpm. An eight-speed auto transmission or (no-cost optional) six-speed manual gearbox pushes drive to the rear wheels only.
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