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$36,5951Starting MSRP

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Sophistication that strains at the leash.

The new track-inspired Golf R is powerful, sophisticated, and honored to be named Motor Trend’s 2015 Car of the Year®.  

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The leather-wrapped, 3-spoke R sport steering wheel with paddle shifters keeps you in full control.
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An aggressively styled front end contributes to its sleek and powerful look.
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Track-inspired handling quickly tames every curve and corner.
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The Top Sport seats with leather seating surfaces offer support in the corners.
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Aggressive and sporty, the Golf R features racing-inspired design with available 19" Cadiz wheels.
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The turbocharged 2.0L TSI® engine delivers a whopping 292-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
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The new quad exhaust tips hints at the commanding power within.
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The beautifully designed gauge cluster includes illuminated blue needles unique to the Golf R.
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Experience the lightning-fast shifting of the 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission controlled through the carbon fiber-trimmed shifter.
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The Golf R has a re-tuned multi-link rear suspension with coil springs, telescopic dampers, and an anti-roll bar.

Shoves the performance envelope.

It’s no secret that the Golf R knows how to perform. But with impressive power that takes it from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds 1 and around the Nurburgring in 8:15, clearly it’s not holding back.

  • 292 hp/280 lb-ft of torque
  • Turbocharged 2.0T in-line 4-cyl engine
  • 4MOTION® all-wheel drive
  • 6-sp DSG® automatic transmission  

Confidence that doesn’t slip.

The Golf R delivers power where it’s needed most, dramatically improving handling. And the finely tuned suspension helps keep the tires planted.

  • Mk.7 Golf (MQB) chassis
  • Progressive variable-ratio steering
  • XDS+® w/ electronic differential lock
  • Available DCC® Dynamic Chassis Control
    w/3 modes

Beauty, in a Beast.

From state-of-the-art technology to sophisticated style elements, the Golf R balances its impressive performance with unexpected refinement.

  • Dual exhaust with quad tips
  • R badging/blue interior ambient lighting
  • Available 5.8" touchscreen navigation
  • Top Sport seats

It’s a thoroughbred that’s also a workhorse.

The Golf R does more than deliver power. With seating for five, plenty of cargo room, and no compromise on versatility, it’s also a wonderfully functional example of what a performance hatch can be.

  • 30 mpg highway1
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • 52.7 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Adjustable cargo floor.
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Hold on to your seat.

Starting at $36,5951

  • Leather top sport seats
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Driving Mode Selection
  • 18" Cadiz alloy wheels
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Your ride, your way.

Starting at $39,0901

  • DCC® Dynamic Chassis Control
  • 5.8" touchscreen navigation system
  • Park Distance Control system
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • 19" Cadiz alloy wheels
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Inventory near you

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Efficiency comes with options.
Like TDI® and Hybrid.1

TDI ® Clean Diesel


With a long range and a sporty feel, TDI Clean Diesel engines strike a perfect balance between fun and fuel efficient.1



All the fuel efficiency1 of a hybrid, with all the fun of a turbocharged engine. Increase your fun and your mpg.