2014 Volkswagen Golf R Variant review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 , 15:11:13 byEmil

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Volkswagen Golf R Variant

The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1974, marketed worldwide across seven generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates. Historically, the Golf is Volkswagen's best-selling model and the world's second best-selling model, so it’s no wonder everyone is expecting new generations of the model. But for now we witness the reveal of the Volkswagen Golf R Variant, although the official debut will take place at the L.A. Auto Show.


The Volkswagen Golf R Variant is in fact an estate version of the Golf R and it is both practical and performant. The vehicle is distinguished by new R design bumper, a high-gloss black diffuser, four chrome exhaust tips and LED taillights and license plate lighting at the back. At the front, on the other side, there are a new R design bumper with large air intakes, a distinctive radiator grille with R logo and Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated daytime running lights.


The Volkswagen Golf R Variant also features sport seats with a fabric and Alcantara mix with decorative stitching in crystal gray and an R logo on the seat backrest as well as blue ambient lighting, automatic air conditioning and an infotainment system with display on the center console. In addition, Volkswagen also offers a Nappa Carbon leather package that contains different leather combinations for certain surfaces. We can also find options like ESC Sport stability control system and the Driving Profile Selector that comes with Eco, Normal, Individual and Race modes.


The Volkswagen Golf R Variant is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine generating 300 PS (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft), the same engine we find on the Golf R hatchback. This works linked to a six-speed, dual-clutch transmission that is combined with a 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Because of this configuration, the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint is done in only 5.1 seconds, while the peak speed is electronically capped to 250 km/h (155 mph). The sporty wagon takes 7.0 liters per 100 km (40.4 mpg) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) with CO2 emissions of 163 g/km. The car will enter sales in the spring of 2015