Great news for the enthusiasts of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R, the manual option of this German model is very much available. Practical drivers will simply love its sensible looks, ergonomics, fuel economy and the control through the 6-speed manual gearbox.
Officially, Golf R is a sport compact and is a hatchback (simply translated, it has 5 doors). For the manual option, the model sheds 80 pounds, rendering it lighter than its automatic sibling. Nothing’s too fabulous about this little car but for those who appreciate the perennial and pragmatic beauty, then they will surely appreciate Golf R.
There are subtle changes inside with the major one as the center console. Noticeably Golf R lacks the functional elbow rest cover. Luckily, you can launch the vents through the rear console; and if you want full access on the bin, ratchet and armrest, all you need to do is to remove a single screw.
Golf R Manual features the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) which includes the 19-inch wheels and navigation system. The R Manual gives off more solidly than the rest of the Golf family but lacks the excitement factor.
- Category : Sport compact
- Engine : 2.0L turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder, front placement
- Transmission : 6-speed manual
- Drivetrain : 4WD
- Power : 292hp
- Torque : 280 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 5.2 seconds
- Top Speed : 150 mph (governor limited, C/D est)
- Mileage : (city) 22 MPG; (highway) 31 MPG
- Price : starting at$36,470 to $38,715 (as tested)