2015 VW Golf R Orders Open January 8

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2015 VW Golf R Orders Open January 8

The most powerful production Volkswagen Golf model ever offered in the U.S. will be up for pre-order next month.

The German automaker has announced that starting January 8, 2015, customers will be able to pre-order one of the 500 Golf R models heading to the U.S. with a $500 reservation fee required for customers to secure their place in line. Every one of the first 500 Golf R hot hatches will be identical sporting a Lapiz Blue Metallic paint job and powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine with 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque while mated to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Standard equipment on the 2015 Golf R includes 19-inch Cadiz wheels with summer performance tires, 4Motion all-wheel drive, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, DCC adaptive damping system, Park Distance Control, a navigation system and a Fender premium audio system. Pricing for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will start at $39,910 including destination.

The first 500 owners of the Volkswagen Golf R will also receive an exclusive, numbered Volkswagen Driver Gear R accessory kit that includes an exclusive, serialized Volkswagen R watch, a serialized carbon fiber and stainless steel keychain and a serialized VIN-specific certificate.

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  • Billy Cypher

    Wow, $39K seems like a lot for this car.