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    Juliet reviews the Golf R


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    CarsGuide review of the Golf R Wagon


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    Volkswagen Golf R (2017) Quick Review

    Facts & Figures

    Price: R647 300 (September 2017 - no options)
    Engine: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbopetrol
    Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
    Power: 213 kW
    Torque: 380 Nm
    Fuel consumption: 6.9 L/100 km (claimed)
    0-100 kph: 4.6 seconds (claimed)
    Top speed: 250 kph (claimed)

    Pricing and Warranty

    The VW Golf R currently (September 2017) sells for R647 300 without options and the price includes a 3-years/120 000 km warranty and 5-years/90 000 km service plan. It is very comprehensively specified as standard but options include 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels (R8 100), the Discovery Pro info-tainment system with satellite navigation (R20 200), Blindspot monitor with rear traffic alert (R3 500), adaptive cruise control with automated emergency braking (R5 000) and the Adaptive Chassis Control system with driving profile selection (R12 700).

    Verdict

    Bruiser in a tailored suit... The Golf R looks sophisticated but packs a hard punch.

    For around R650 000 (without options), the Golf R is undoubtedly pricey. Nevertheless, within the context of its abilities and rivals, it makes more sense than one may think. This is probably the ultimate expression of the fast Golf formula to date, offering nearly all the practicality of a GTI, but with even more dynamic appeal, greater performance and a cabin that knocks most of the competition for a six. On paper (and in the metal) this latest evolution looks like a subtle improvement, but the reality is that the latest Golf R does everything "better than expected", and most importantly, delivers greater driving engagement than what we've become used to from this type of car.

    http://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/...-review/43930/












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    CarAdvice review


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    Ignition TV GT Lapz


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    Very lucky young gent. His new Mk7.5 Golf R






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    Cool to see the LCD dash coming to "cheaper" cars.
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    Early next year the new Polo hits SA & gets the option of the customizable digital dash.

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    ABT Sportsline boosts Volkswagen Golf R to 294 kW!

    Still mourning the untimely death of Volkswagen’s Golf R400 project? Well, the folks over at ABT Sportsline have the answer…

    Yes, the VW specialist tuner from Germany has boosted the latest version of the VW Golf R to a whopping, Audi RS3-rivalling 294 kW (or 400 hp).

    Apparently using nothing more that its “specially developed” ABT Engine Control unit, the tuner has increased the all-wheel-drive hot hatch’s maximum power from the standard 228 kW (in Europe, that is) by some 30 percent, while also hiking peak torque from 400 to 500 N.m. Unfortunately, the firm has failed to provide any updated performance figures.

    A braking system upgrade has thankfully also been included in the form of ABT six-piston fixed callipers. Optional extras include ABT suspension springs, lowering the hatchback by 20 mm at the front and 25 mm at the rear, along with ABT anti-roll bars. If that’s not quite low enough for your tastes, there’s also the option of fitting the ABT height-adjustable suspension kit, which drops the front axle by 40 mm and the rear by 45 mm.

    ABT will also happily supply side-skirts and a diffuser-like tailgate add-on, along with alloy wheels measuring 18, 19 or 20 inches in diameter, to give the Golf a subtle visual update. Oh, and an ABT rear muffler with a quartet of black chrome 102 mm outlets can also be ordered.

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    ABT Golf wants to be the R400 that never was

    Ever since Volkswagen revealed its 400 horsepower (294kW) Golf R400 concept car back in 2014, only to shelve any apparent production plans in the wake of the so-called Dieselgate scandal, tuners have been tripping each other up to offer their own version of the R400.

    The latest attempt at that comes from German tuner ABT Sportsline, which has boosted the latest-generation Golf R to the 400hp/294kW mark, from the standard car’s 228kW, while maximum torque rises from 400Nm to 500Nm.

    Although this is purely a software upgrade, and probably not too different from what you could get elsewhere, ABT is actually offering a complete package here, with various suspension, braking and styling tweaks on offer.

    Buyers can opt for an ABT height-adjustable suspension kit that can lower the car by 40mm at the front and 45mm at the back, or for the more conventional ABT suspension springs that lower the car by 20mm upfront and 25mm at the back.

    Other options include an ABT rear muffler with 102mm outlets, a six-piston braking system with fixed calipers, ABT alloy wheels and side skirts.

    But this won’t be the most powerful tuned Golf R around, however. Last year OCT unleashed a Golf R that kicks out 331kW and 550Nm, and it’s far more than just a chip conversion, with the EA888 engine modified with an intercooler, enhanced intake manifold, larger turbo and sports exhaust system.

    https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/lates...r-was-11738180

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