2017 Volkswagen Golf R Revealed: The Most Powerful Production Golf Of All Time

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The 2017 Volkswagen Golf has gone on sale in Germany, the carmaker's home market and is the most powerful version of the Golf ever available to the general public to purchase.

Prices for the Golf R in Germany start at €40,675 (Rs. 28.78 lakh) for the manual version and €42,675 (Rs. 30.20 lakh) for the automatic variant.

Powering the facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is an updated version of VW's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 305.7bhp and 400Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels through either a six-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox.

The 2017 Golf R Variant (the DSG version) is now capable of sprinting from 0 - 100km/h in just 4.3 seconds, three-tenths of a second faster than the pre-facelift car. The manual's sprint time remains the same at 5.1 seconds.

The estate version of the Golf R is quicker off the line as well with the new 7-speed DSG gearbox and will sprint from 0 - 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds (two-tenths of a second faster than before.)

Design wise, the new Volkswagen Golf R features minor tweaks to the exterior including a new front bumper with a larger air dam along with LED headlamps.

At the rear, the tail lamps are full LED units as well and the usual four exhaust setup adorns the rear bumper.

Inside, the new Golf R is available with the optional Active Info Display with twin 12.3in high-definition displays replacing the instrument and regular infotainment display.

The new Golf R comes with a whole host of driver assistance features including Traffic Jam Assist, Emergency Assist Lane Assist plus ACC for active lane keeping, along with many other plus the usual array of airbags, ABS and other safety features.

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