Published on Nov. 19, 2015
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R, or VW Golf R is the hottest hatch in the VW stable. It has more power than the VW GTI and standard AWD or all wheel drive. This Golf R is sold with a manual or DSG and has 292hp and 280lb.-ft of torque. The Golf R shares the same platform, engine and AWD system with the more expensive Audi S3. With seating for 5-passnegers and a practical hatchback design, the Golf R is a real value in the hot hatch market.
Competitors to the S3 are the Mercedes CLA, Audi S4, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, Acura TLX, Acura TL, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50, Volvo S60, Volvo V60, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes C-Class, Subaru WRX, VW Golf R, Volkswagen Golf R and the BMW X1.
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