Golf R

The perfect formula for performance.

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America’s Best Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.4


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Adrenaline boosted.

The Golf R has 288 horsepower. Enjoy responsibly.7

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America's Best Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.** Period.
America’s Best Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.** Period.

*6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and MY2019 VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. Remainder of warranty coverage transfers to subsequent vehicle owner. See owner's literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.

**Claim based on manufacturers' published data on length and transferability of car and SUV Bumper-to-bumper/Basic warranty only. Not based on other separate warranties.

Performance Has a track record
of breaking them.
Always obey local speed and traffic laws.
Ready to fire on all cylinders.

With a high-performance turbocharger and sport-tuned suspension, the Golf R is ready to perform at a split-second’s notice.9

Let’s cut to the chase.

288 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque can take you from 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds.10 It won’t take much more to heat things up.

DCC® adaptive chassis control

With three settings of suspension firmness to choose from, DCC adaptively controls the damper valves of the Golf R with a refined control algorithm. Taking input signals from wheel sensors and front and rear acceleration sensors, DCC adjusts the optimal damping force, selectively applying force to the four wheels individually.

Driving Mode Selection

Selectable driving modes allow you to change the way your car performs. You have the power to adjust the drive and how the car responds on the road.


Power to the R degree.

With high-performance control, the Golf R combines torque and handling into a uniquely heart-pounding Golf R experience.

  • 2.0L TSI Engine
    2.0L TSI® engine

    With a powerful 4-cylinder engine, the Golf R boasts 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of turn-twisting torque. On the road or track, the Golf R has been designed to fire on all cylinders.

    • 21 City
    • 2911 HWY
    • 288 HP
    • 280 LB-FT OF TORQUE
Design Hot off the assembly line.
Technology Technology has never moved so fast. Always obey local speed and traffic laws.
The inside track, inside of your car.

Nothing’s better than sitting behind the wheel of the Golf R. Especially since it’s as advanced on the inside as it is under the hood.

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

This display is a true breakthrough. Instead of the traditional instrument cluster, information can be displayed digitally in high resolution.

Take your favorite apps for a ride.

To start App-Connect14 simply plug in your compatible smartphone and watch as your select apps appear on the touchscreen display of your Volkswagen.

  • Mapping
  • Messaging
  • Music

Your iPhone's arrived at its destination.

Open the Apple Maps app and use it to help navigate to your favorite spots, find new places, and get turn-by-turn directions from the comfort of your dash.

Message and call with a touch of a button.

Send texts, make calls, and answer iMessages via Siri.

A new venue for your iPhone.

Access and control music, podcasts, and more right from your dash through Apple iTunes. Your Volkswagen, now a concert hall on wheels.

Whether you're using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto™, it's easier than ever to start enjoying your apps in your ride.

Learn more about App-Connect

Stay ahead of the curve.

You don’t always know what’s around every corner. Good thing there are numerous features available inside to help keep you informed.

VW Car-Net Guide & Inform

Enjoy a host of available features like enhanced navigation with traffic, sports scores, weather information, and more. This is part of the SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link® 3-month trial subscription.15

VW Car-Net® Security & Service

Where did I last park?18 Did I lock the door? The available VW Car-Net Security & Service19 can tell you, and even call for help if needed.20

  • Sunroof rain notification
  • Open vehicle notification
  • Parking information
Don’t pass up a chance for peace of mind.

Driver Assistance features can help give you more confidence on your drive.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Light Assist
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • Front Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps the vehicle maintain a preset speed and distance from the car in front of you. When activated, if the car in front of you speeds up or slows down, the sensors can detect the change and your car follows suit.24

Blind Spot Monitor

When driving, if you attempt to change lanes, the Blind Spot Monitor can help alert you to cars that may be in your blind spot. The Active Blind Spot Monitor can also counter-steer within the limits of Lane Assist to help keep you in your lane if you attempt to change lanes when a vehicle is in your blind spot.25

Light Assist

High Beam Control (Light Assist) helps provide better visibility on dark roads by turning on your high beams at certain speeds. A camera mounted at the base of the rearview mirror turns your high beams on when conditions warrant it on dark or poorly lit roads. It then turns them off again if another car approaches or drives in front of you.26

Lane Assist

When moving, the Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) can sense if you start to drift into another lane without using the turn signal. Within the limits of the system, Lane Assist can help steer to help keep you in the current lane.27

Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking

Park Distance Control has sensors that can help you back out of or drive into a parking spot. Audible signals and the optical parking system on the display indicate how much space you have behind and, on some vehicles, in front of the vehicle when parking. If you get too close, the system beeps as a warning. Maneuver Braking (included with Park Distance Control) can apply emergency braking force automatically to help mitigate and in best case prevent collisions with stationary obstacles while you maneuver the vehicle in reverse gear.28

Front Assist

The Forward Collision Warning (included in Front Assist) system can help monitor traffic and can alert you acoustically and visually to a potential front-end collision with the vehicle moving ahead. If it senses that a collision is imminent, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can support the driver with increased brake pressure or, if the driver does not react at all, it can apply the brakes automatically. Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) feature can warn of pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle and, under certain circumstances, can brake automatically to help prevent or mitigate the outcome of a collision with a pedestrian if the driver doesn’t respond adequately to the warnings.29

Rear Traffic Alert

Rear Traffic Alert comes in handy when you’re backing up. It has sensors that can alert you to vehicles crossing in your path when in reverse and can even help brake the vehicle if needed.30

Safety Safety takes first.
Give your confidence a major boost.

With seven stability-enhancing features, a rigid safety cage, and active safety features, it’s easy to see what matters to us.

Rear View Camera System

Benefit from the view of a wide lens when you want it. It can help you see obstacles when backing up, a feature so helpful you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

  • Automatic Post-Collision
    Braking System
  • Tire Pressure
    Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Seven stability-
    enhancing systems

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