Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it's time to get ready to welcome the most powerful Golf ever to the Middle East. That’s right, the Volkswagen Golf R is set to land in the Middle East with its striking looks and sport car like performance.
The Golf R packs a frugal turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that thumps out 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. 0-62mph takes only 4.7 seconds while it has a very German top speed of 155mph (250 km/h). Buyers can choose between a six speed manual transmission and a DSG.
We’ll talk a bit more about performance as VW says the Golf R has torque vectoring and, ahem, Drift Mode! The German carmaker says that as a result the Golf R will provide “maximum driving pleasure.” Well, who are we to argue?
The Golf R’s exterior is certainly not devoid of action as it has matt chrome mirrors, R logo floor projection when the car door is opened and closed and LED headlamps and tail lights. The interior also looks superb with a 10.0-inch touchscreen, VW's Digital Cockpit with a virtual instrument cluster, touchpad controls on the steering wheel and a special "R" button on the steering wheel which provides easy access to the Race drive mode.
Victor Dalmau, Managing Director of Volkswagen Middle East, said: “The Golf R is Volkswagen’s top performance model and the elite member of the R-Brand. This latest edition unites speed, precision, and power achieving a driving experience like never before. The Middle East has long shown a keen appetite for performance models, so we are particularly excited about launching this car in the region.”
Volkswagen is accepting pre-orders with a starting price of $49,709 (excluding VAT).