• 235kW
  • 400Nm
  • Acceleration 0-100km/h4.8 seconds

Performance to leave you breathless

Some things are better experienced than explained. Now with more power and with improvements made to traction and road handling, the Golf R is a thrill-a-minute driving machine. Add performance styling that takes cues from motorsport, advanced driver technologies and an array of premium driver and passenger comforts, and you can discover exhilarating for yourself. To make an enquiry contact a dealer near you.Opens an external link

This is what thrilling feels like

The ability to select Race and Drift driving profile modes is just the start of it. Unleash your inner daredevil with a vehicle that channels all its attributes towards giving you an edge-of-your-seat ride.

Person holding the steering wheel inside the Volkswagen Golf R

Savour supreme control

Ever had the feeling of driver and car acting as one? Experience perfect driving harmony with premium bucket seats, sports steering wheel and innovative driver aids all working together to put you in control.  

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Lost for words? That’s R styling for you

Take one look at the Golf R’s racing-inspired styling, complete with its lowered stance, aggressive posture and signature R details and you’ll understand what can’t be put into words.

Customise your Golf R

The Golf R incorporates an outstanding array of features as standard, but you can always customise your Golf R further with optional packages.

Why not experience it
for yourself?

Once you’ve experienced the potent performance of the Golf R, you won’t look back.

The ultimate thrill is here

Experience prodigious performance when you drive the latest Golf R.

Volkswagen Golf R passing through the wet highway

Our most powerful engine yet

The 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine in the Golf R packs the ultimate power punch. A stirring 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque can propel the Golf R from 0–100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

R series branding on the Volkswagen Golf R

Ultimate drive power distribution

Handle every road like a racetrack with all-wheel-drive 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring. The feature distributes the engine’s output not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels for outstanding grip and stability.

Controls on the Steering wheel of the Volkswagen Golf R

Are you ready for exclusive driving profiles?

Take control of the Golf R’s ride and handling characteristics when you select from among six available driving profiles. Set your pulse racing when you press the ‘R’ logo on the steering wheel to activate the ‘Race’ driving profile setting. Send it into overdrive when you choose one of two exclusive R Performance driving profiles – ‘Drift’ for exhilarating drifting capability away from public roads and ‘Special’, which has been tuned for the exacting conditions of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Rear view of the Volkswagen Golf  R passing on the highway

Precision handling, maximum agility

How do you describe the Golf R’s assured all-wheel drive system, which is networked via a Vehicle Dynamics Manager (VDM)? The integrated system performs minor braking interventions and alters damper compression on selected wheels to provide optimal traction and precise driving control.

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Eye-catching style is an R thing

Aggressive styling reveals the potent performance lurking in every Golf R.

Precise and powerful styling

The Golf R’s sleek design and powerful presence convey a vehicle that is the epitome of sporting performance. With its lowered stance, large front intake and body-coloured side sills, the Golf R is the quintessential head-turner. The R Performance Package ups the ante further with its lightweight alloy wheels, large roof spoiler and aggressive-looking rear diffuser with four chrome-plated tailpipes. 

Technology that will leave you speechless

It’s hard to believe the Golf R can cram this much technology into one vehicle. Enliven every journey with innovative features designed to inspire and impress.

Performance at your fingertips

The Golf R’s Innovision Cockpit lets you call the shots by putting an exciting array of performance functions within easy reach. The Innovision Cockpit is an immersive, fully digital driver display landscape consisting of a customisable Digital Cockpit Pro instrument cluster with a 10-inch Discover Pro Navigation System that puts the driver firmly in charge.

IQ.DRIVE has you in safe hands

Nothing is more important than ensuring you and your passengers arrive at your destination safely. It’s why Volkswagen includes an extensive suite of driver assistance and safety features in every Golf R.5

Help when you need it most

The Golf R comes with a range of driver assistance aids designed to make driving as enjoyable as possible. Travel Assist allows for partially automated driving across a range of speeds, from stop/start city driving through to highway speeds. And Front Assist is invaluable in cases where emergency action must be taken to prevent a collision.5

Park assist guidance of a Volkswagen

Ready for stress-free parking?

Take the stress out of reverse parking and avoid nasty bumps and scrapes with semi-autonomous parking technology that can help you steer into even the most challenging of parking spaces.5

Accident prevention

Protection when you need it most

Every Golf R is packed with safety features designed to prevent an accident happening and mitigate the consequences of an unavoidable collision. Foremost among the clever technology contained in every Golf R is Proactive Occupant Protection. When a potential incident is detected, the system automatically tightens the front seat belts and closes the side windows (leaving a small crack) and sliding roof (if open) to better protect vehicle occupants.5

Make it yours with Golf R accessories

Got a certain look in mind? Own it with Volkswagen Genuine Accessories.

Optional accessories at extra cost. Overseas models are shown for illustrative purposes only6.

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