Ever since the introduction of the GTI over 25 years ago, Volkswagen Golf range has featured a string of performance-oriented models. From the original 1.6-litre 110 PS hot hatch, through the 1.8-litre 139 PS 16-valve and 174 PS 2.8-litre VR6, to the 180 PS 1.8-litre Turbo and 150 PS 1.9-litre TDI PD, there has always been a Golf with the emphasis firmly on performance.
The Volkswagen Golf R32 continues this tradition, but takes it to a higher level. With a potent 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine, this is the most powerful production Golf yet built, as well as one of the most distinctive. Its narrow-angle 24-valve powerplant produces 241 PS at 6250 rpm for a 0 to 62 mph time of just 6.6 seconds, and a top speed of 153 mph.
With a 4MOTION intelligent four-wheel drive system, lowered suspension (by 10 mm compared with a standard Golf V6), more responsive steering and throttle responses, plus ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), the Volkswagen Golf R32 is more than capable of safely transferring its power to the road.
A specially designed exhaust system with twin chrome tailpipes emphasises this Golf's capabilities. From idle to the red line, the Volkswagen Golf R32 produces a purposeful engine note which matches its high performance character.
Source: Volkswagen Press Release