2010 Volkswagen Golf R20 Unveiled at Frankfurt
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Volkswagen has unveiled its Golf R hatchback at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto show on Tuesday. It is brought out as a successor to the original Volkswagen Golf R32 that was a total market success with handling, power and comfort for an affordable price. Despite the official unveiling, only few details get to be known to us. The official photos display a styling influenced by the R32′s, with an aggressive, front-end treatment. Large alloy wheels and effectively restrained styled with the lower grille and it has Audi-RS-and-R8-reminiscent openings and strakes. It features a steady flow back over a body with just the right touch to lines and design.
The 2010 Golf R all- wheel drive comes with the same powertrain as the US Scirocco R. The 2.0-liter TSI engine is the most powerful Golf ever produced with a power of 265 hp. The loud, six-cylinder engine of the R32 will not appear in this new car. The car will accelerate to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds generally and 5.5 seconds with the DSG dual-clutch gearbox which is optional. The common manual does it 0.2 seconds slower. The car will make a top speed of 155mph that is electronically limited. The interior gets the smart treatment for a powerful and dynamic look. Car will provide average fuel efficiency of about 21 percent better than its predecessor, the R32. LED tail lights and day time running light enhances the futuristic look of the car. According to Volkswagen, it gives up to 27.7 mpg on an average.
Much to the joy of the Hot hatch fans, the Golf R gets to debut its sale at the end of 2009 in Germany and gets to head in the US sometime next year. Official Press release given below:
World premiere 7: Golf R as most powerful Golf ever
Automotive passion has always had something to do with performance. However, Volkswagen is demonstrating – in the world premiere of the new 199 kW / 270 PS Golf R at the IAA – that fuel consumption values can be corrected downward even in the high-end sports car area. The highlight here: While in the now retired Golf R32 (184 kW / 250 PS), 10.7 litres of fuel was processed by the injection system every 100 kilometres, on the new Golf R – thanks to a boosted high-tech TSI – the figure is just 8.5 litres, which is 2.2 litres or 21 percent less! The all-wheel drive Golf R (350 Newton-meter torque between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm) sprints to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds (Golf R DSG: 5.5 seconds) and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Two of the many identifying visual features of this exceptional Golf conceptualised by Volkswagen Individual: newly developed LED taillights and LED daytime running lights. The Golf R can be ordered in Germany starting at the end of this year.