Volkswagen Golf R Specs

Volkswagen Golf R Specs

With a powerful engine, standout design, and spacious cabin, the VW Golf R may be the vehicle for you and your drives around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg. First, you’ll want a deeper look into this compact car, particularly the specs.

Continue reading to see what the Volkswagen Golf R specs are for performance, as well as exterior and interior design. Then, contact Faulkner Volkswagen to take this automobile on a test drive.

VW Golf R Performance Specs

Volkswagen Golf R Specs

The Volkswagen Golf R comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that’s mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG® automatic transmission.

The engine delivers 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque—which is plenty of power to merge or pass other cars on the highway. Plus, it helps the vehicle go from 0-60 MPH in under five seconds.

Furthermore, the vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.1 With ratings like these, you can spend more time zooming down the highway and less time refueling at a gas station.

The vehicle can also take on any road surface with ease, thanks to the standard 4MOTION® all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Under normal driving conditions, the system will send power to the front wheels. As soon as AWD is needed, torque is transferred between the front and rear wheels, giving you maximum traction on the road.

Volkswagen Golf R Exterior Dimensions & Design

The VW Golf R exterior dimensions are as follows:

  • Length: 168.4 inches
  • Width: 70.8 inches
  • Height: 56.5 inches
  • Wheelbase: 103.5 inches

Then there’s the exterior design. Redesigned sport bumpers give the vehicle an even more athletic look. Plus, the LED headlights, taillights, and Daytime Running Lights show other automobiles that this one doesn’t mess around.

The dual exhaust with quad tips lets other people know that you’re approaching quickly. The 19-inch Englishtown alloy wheels showcase a high style that’s always in motion.

VW Golf R Interior Dimensions

Volkswagen Golf R Interior

Not only does the Volkswagen Golf R look good, but it’s comfortable, too. That’s because it has plenty of room for five passengers, as shown by the following interior dimensions:

  • Front headroom/legroom: 38.4 inches/41.2 inches
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 38.1 inches/35.6 inches
  • Passenger volume: 93.5 cubic feet

Not only are the seats spacious, but there’s also plenty of room for belongings of all shapes and sizes. It has 22.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 51.2 cubic feet when that row is folded down.

The 60/40 split-folding rear seats let you fit larger items while still leaving room for a backseat passenger or two. Plus, the flat cargo floor and low lift over height make it easy to load items—so you can be on your way quickly.

Test Drive a Volkswagen Golf R Today!

With these specs, you can expect the 2018 VW Golf R to help make your drives around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg more enjoyable. To know for sure, you’ll need to see this automobile in person.

To do so, simple schedule a test drive at Faulkner Volkswagen. We’ll have you take this compact car for a spin, to determine if it’ll become your next new ride.


1 21 city/29 highway MPG (2018 Golf R 2.0L TSI®, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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