When it went on sale in the UK in November 2005, the Volkswagen Golf R32 became the most powerful and fastest production Golf to date. It followed the successful formula laid down by the previous R32, and, in doing so, established itself at the top of the Golf range, above the already highly acclaimed GTI.
The formula is a simple one: performance provided by a 3.2-litre 250 PS V6 engine; 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds; a top speed (limited) of 155 mph and 4MOTION intelligent four-wheel drive combine with the Golf's traditional values of interior space, comfort, refinement, driver enjoyment and highly competitive front-end price and running costs.
The Volkswagen Golf R32 is available in three and five-door guises, with a choice of six-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission. Volkswagen's innovative DSG gearbox combines the convenience of an automatic with the efficiency and driving qualities of a manual. Unlike most automatics it can produce even better performance than a manual as can be seen from the acceleration figures: 6.2 seconds to 62 mph for the DSG against 6.5 seconds for the manual.
Source: Volkswagen Press Release