2016 Volkswagen Golf R Cleveland OH
In many ways the members of the Golf family are similar. To start, the interior volume is surprisingly spacious for a compact car, leaving neither front nor rear passengers feeling cramped. The hatchback design makes the roomy cargo area easier to access. It isn’t the practical reasons which make the model most appealing to drivers, as the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Cleveland OH represents the best performance handling and power of any of the vehicles within the entire VW lineup.
There can also be no doubt the style of the Golf R leaves nothing to be desired. Losing the honeycomb grille of its GTI cousin, the Golf R has a distinct shutter grille which pairs nicely with the Bi-Xenon headlights for a look that is both aggressive and refined. The color options are also richer than those offered on other models, adding extra appeal to its style. The interior offers the same level of sophistication, with chrome accents standing out against well-fitted piano black trim.
The word “performance” defines the purpose of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R. With its 292 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque the model accelerations as quickly as 4.3 seconds with the smooth shifting DSG six-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is also standard for that feeling of control.
The Golf R has one of the most potent engines in the Volkswagen lineup, especially when considering the size of the vehicle it powers. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides plenty of energy, though control is maintained with electronic stability control and the AWD system for controlled power.
One of the biggest highlights for the new model year is the addition of the MIB II infotainment system, which is not only faster and more attractive than the previous touchscreen platform, but adds on App-Connect features for both trim levels of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R for better smartphone integration.
Performance of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Practical features and style are enough to earn most vehicles a double take, but the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R goes much farther than its appearance. While many of the features remain the same for the Golf R, one thing that has been missing for far too long is the manual transmission which automotive enthusiasts crave. This model year, the standard tranny is back, with a six-speed stick shift now the standard option. The smooth-shifting dual-clutch DSG is also still an available option, earning the model faster acceleration. Driving modes and paddle shifters on the automatic keep the feeling of control for drivers, without the need for a manual clutch.
Other standard features which make the Golf R a thrill to own include driving selection and three-mode electronic stability control, both of which provide increased options to control how the model performs. Convenience features also include keyless access with push-button start, a 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control and the App-Connect features, which bring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity to the model for the first time.
To find out how you can get behind the wheel of a 2016 Volkswagen Golf R, contact the friendly staff members here at Eastside Volkswagen.