VW Golf VI R
The sixth generation of the Volkswagen Golf is a C-Segment car launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform (like its predecessor).
The most powerful version of the sixth generation was the VW Golf VI R, launched in 2009, fitted with a turbocharged four cylinder 2.0 liter TSI engine producing 270 hp (199 kw) of power and Nm of torque, combined with a 6 speed manual or 6 speed DSG dual clutch transmission and the 4Motion all wheel drive system. The in-line four-cylinder engine featured a turbocharger with up to 1.2 bar boost pressure amd intercooling. The engine, with a weight of 152 kilograms, was controlled by a fully electronic engine management system with E-Gas. The cylinders of the four-cylinder engine had been equipped with reinforcing bolts, stronger connecting rods and reinforced cylinder block. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 5,5 seconds and could reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The Sport chassis featured lowered suspension by 25 mm and retuned springs, dampers and stabilisers (McPherson strut suspension with helical springs and telescoping shock absorbers at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear). The brake system was also modified with larger brakes and different settings for the electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Finally the car came with a retuned electro-mechanical power-assist steering and an optional DCC dynamic chassis control option with three modes (Sport, Normal, Comfort).
Visually, the Golf VI R was distinguished by new bumpers with three larger air intakes, 18 inch or 19 inch wheels with wider tyres (225/40 or 235/35), gloss black radiator grille, bi-xenon headlights, gloss black mirror housings, rear diffuser, roof spoiler, tinted tailights and centrally located double exhaust pipes. Inside it featured leather upholstery, sport seats, black roofliner, three spoke leather steering wheel, R gearshift knob, aluminium door sills, stainless steel pedals and R instrument cluster.
VW Golf VI R (DSG) / (Manual)
5,5 (DSG) / 5,7 (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|Top Speed (mph)|
8,4 (DSG) / 8,5 (Manual)
195 g/km (DSG) / 199 g/km (Manual)
6 AT / 6 MT
1508 kg (DSG) / 1446 kg (Manual)
345 mm Ventilated Discs
310 mm Solid Discs