2015 Volkswagen Golf R – Prices Announced

Volkswagen Ireland has brought us some great news! The 2015 VW Golf R will cost just a mere €42,445, down €9,550 from the 2014 model despite its increased spec of Xenon headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, ‘Climattronic’ 2-Zone air con. and parking cameras, all combined worth €2,280.

Volkswagen Golf R

Four variants of the Golf R will be available including both 3 and 5 doors models and either a DSG gearbox or the purists manual box.

The Golf R throws out 300bhp out of a four cylinder 2.0litre TSI petrol engine. No complaints there anyway. It has the same engine as the Golf GTI but in the R the engine has a modified cylinder head, exhaust valves, valve seats and springs, pistons, injection valves and turbocharger.

Volkswagen Golf R

VW unveiled a concept car at the Beijing Motor Show this year that was something truly unique, the Golf R400. This is a Golf with, yes you guessed it, 395bhp. Not bad says he!

Volkswagen reveals Golf R400 mega-hatch

But until, or even if, the R400 goes into the production, one will just have to settle for the Golf R.

0-100km/h takes just 5.1 seconds or even quicker at 4.9 seconds when the DSG gearbox is fitted in the Golf R.

Volkswagen Golf R

Thankfully, the R comes with the fifth-generation Haldex 4MOTION four-wheel drive system to help cope with the 300 horses of POWAAH. This uses the front wheel drive but at less than a seconds notice, 100% of the power can be transferred to the rear wheels also giving it four wheel drive. When would this come in handy you ask? Well maybe when a Seat Leon Cupra 280 or even a BMW M235i starts to appear closer and closer in the rear view mirror.

The exterior of the R features large air inlets, a radiator grille with ‘R’ logo and daytime running lights, bespoke body colour sills, and matt chrome-capped door mirrors. The car features 19” Cadiz alloy wheels as standard.

Volkswagen Golf R

So now we just need to convince the bank of Daddy to buy us one. Either that or convince your bank to give you a €43k student loan! Neither sound very likely.

Volkswagen Golf R