2018 Volkswagen Golf R West Linn OR

2018 Volkswagen Golf R driving on country road

The Volkswagen Golf R has built up quite a reputation in the automotive world. Known for its superb handling and impressive performance specification, the Golf R really knows how to get your heart racing. For 2018, this hot hatch gets a few new updates as well as an increase in power thanks to more advanced engine components and smarter, more sophisticated engineering. Coming in one trim for 2018 (Golf R with DCC and Navigation), this vehicle is sure to set the standard in comfort, style, and performance in the sport compact segment.

Test Drive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Gladstone OR

You can't talk about the new Golf R without mentioning it's impeccable performance features. This hatchback comes standard with the latest EA888 engine that is found in the Golf GTI, but with more ramped-up mechanics like a modified cylinder head, a thermal management system with increased efficiency, and variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust sides. With all these systems working together, the turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® 2.0-liter engine is able to produce a horsepower rating of 292 and a torque rating of 280 pound-feet when paired with premium fuel. The engine is then mated to your choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic®, which has been created to be the most advanced Volkswagen transmission ever released. The new Golf R also comes standard with 4Motion all-wheel drive, which ensures that the hatch has more secure handling no matter what the road conditions are.

Want modernized technology? The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R has it! Starting with its driver assist features, the Golf R offers more confidence to its driver through the use of standard safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring. A rearview camera helps drivers see while they are backing up, and High Beam Control automatically adjusts the lighting depending on fast you are going and what time of day it is. The new Golf R also features media technology, which helps to organize your navigation and music all in one centralized location on your touchscreen display.

Are you ready to see the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R in person? Then stop by Armstrong Volkswagen of Gladstone today!