VW Golf VI R

Description

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.

 

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Additional information

Model

VW Golf VI R (DSG) / (Manual)

Production

2009-2013

Segment

C

Doors

3/5

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

1984 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

270

Power (kw)

199

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

350

Torque (@rpm)

@2500-5500 rpm

0-100km/h

5,5 (DSG) / 5,7 (Manual)

Top Speed (km/h)

249 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,4 (DSG) / 8,5 (Manual)

CO2 (g/km)

195 g/km (DSG) / 199 g/km (Manual)

Gearbox

6 AT / 6 MT

Weight

1508 kg (DSG) / 1446 kg (Manual)

Length

4211 mm

Width

1778 mm

Height

1461 mm

Wheelbase

2578 mm

Front Track

1532 mm

Rear Track

1514 mm

Boot Space

348

Tire Size

225/40 R18

Front Brakes

345 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

310 mm Solid Discs