VW Golf IV R32

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Description

The fourth generation of the Volkswagen Golf (Type 1J) was a C-Segment car launched in 1997.

The top of the range and most powerful version of this generation was the VW Golf IV R32, launched in 2002. The car was fitted with a V6 3.2 liter 24-valve VR6 engine that produced 245 hp (180 kw) of power and 320 Nm of torque, combined with a 6 speed manual or dual clutch automatic (DSG) gearbox. Other modifications included the 4Motion four wheel drive system, larger brakes, stiffer springs, lowered suspension by 10 mm, independent rear suspension, more responsive steering and throttle, a new sports exhaust and ESP. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 6,6 seconds (6,4 seconds with the DSG) and could reach a top speed of 247 km/h (153 mph).

Visually the R32 version was distinguished by the redesigned, deeper front and rear bumpers with larger air intakes, xenon headlights, unique side sills, blue brake calipers, OZ 18 inch multi spoke alloy wheels and twin exhaust pipes. Inside the car featured Konig sport seats and aluminium details. The Deep Blue Pearl metallic exterior colour was unique to the R32.

 

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Additional information

Model

VW Golf IV R32

Production

2002-2004

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

3189 cm3

Cylinders

V6

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

245

Power (kw)

180

Power (@rpm)

@6250 rpm

Torque (Nm)

320

Torque (@rpm)

@2800 rpm

0-100km/h

6,6 (manual) / 6,4 (DSG)

Top Speed (km/h)

247 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

153 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

11,5

CO2 (g/km)

276 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT / 6 AT

Weight

1479 kg

Length

4150 mm

Width

1740 mm

Height

1440 mm

Wheelbase

2520 mm

Front Track

1509 mm

Rear Track

1491 mm

Boot Space

246

Tire Size

225/40 R18

Front Brakes

334 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

256 mm Solid Discs