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 |  Mar 25 2014, 4:01 PM

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Sold in the U.S. as the Jetta SportWagen, Volkswagen is working on a high-performance version of its Golf R Variant.

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 |  Jan 30 2014, 2:51 PM

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Evo is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, and speculation of what will be lurking under the hood is running wild.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 7:32 AM

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A more extreme Volkswagen Golf R model is anticipaited to make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 2:07 PM

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With almost 300-hp the Volkswagen Golf R is features a ton of power in a practical package.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 1:29 PM

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The Volkswagen Golf R, the most hardcore version of VW’s little hatchback has just made its official North American debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 9:02 AM

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will make its official public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and to whet your appetite for the hot hatch, the German automaker has released a new set of photos and a video of the Golf R.

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 |  May 06 2013, 8:32 AM

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The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R is currently undergoing testing and it is believed that the range-topping hatch will make between 290 and 300 hp.

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 |  Apr 16 2013, 1:45 PM

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The spy photos keep rolling in, and the latest show off the next-generation Golf R, although Volkswagen wants you to think it is merely a GTI.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 6:32 PM

When Volkswagen finishes launching all seven planned variants of its popular Golf within the next 12 months, the Golf R will sit at the top of the lineup boasting 286 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 3:31 PM

More photos of the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet have surfaced ahead of its official 2013 Geneva Motor Show debut. Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 27 2013, 10:01 AM

After debuting concept versions of the next-generation Golf and GTI at the Paris Motor Show last year, Volkswagen is now teasing a Golf R model ahead of a likely debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 7:01 AM

Volkswagen has announced its lineup of customized vehicles heading to the 2012 SEMA Show, with its Beetle model being the star.

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 |  Sep 02 2012, 11:01 AM

Recent spy photos of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R showed that the German automaker is hard to work on its performance-minded, seventh-generation Golf model.

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 |  Aug 23 2012, 10:13 AM

After the regular Golf R was seen undergoing testing yesterday, today Volkswagen rolled out the Golf R convertible, completely camo-free, offering us a full look at the new drop-top hot hatch.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 9:25 AM

Introduced at the Worthersee GTI meet as a concept, the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet has now been caught testing by our spy photographers, dressed up like a GTI for a disguise.  

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 |  Feb 29 2012, 1:15 PM

The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year short list has just been announced, and women motoring writers from around the world will begin voting for their top picks.

Cutting a list of contenders from 300 down to 32, judges will now allocate points to the nominated cars that fall into four categories: Family Car, Luxury Car, Sports Car and Economy Car. Just one of the 10 criteria that cars are allotting points for is Child Friendliness, which is something vehicles aren’t usually judged on in a competition.

Winners of the 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year will be announced before the end of March, and awards will be presented at the Paris Motor Show in September. You can check out the complete short list after below.

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 |  Jan 18 2012, 9:00 PM

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With the Volkswagen Golf R hitting US dealerships this month, the German automaker has decided to release the “Golf R Drivers Forever” app to bring Golf R information to the masses.

The iPad app will provide access to everything anyone would ever want to know about the iconic performance model and features stories told through the perspective of VW enthusiasts and drivers that helped bring the coveted variant to America. It’ll include a mini-documentary about the world of Volkswagen, an exclusive interview with designer Chip Foose and accounts from key members of the Volkswagen of America Product Marketing team.

“The Golf R app was created to celebrate and thank the Volkswagen brand’s community of enthusiasts because they represent what makes the Golf R special,” said Jon Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “The app will help build awareness around the Volkswagen brand heritage and we are excited to offer this innovative approach that illustrates the performance of the Golf R.”

The 2012 Golf R is the most powerful Volkswagen sports performance vehicle ever sold on American soil. It packs 256-hp and 243 lb-ft of torque through a 2.0L TSI engine. The app is free to download.

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GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf R Drivers Forever App

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 |  Aug 22 2010, 7:09 AM

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Yes, we are in love with Volkswagen‘s Golf R and every time we see yet another tuner releasing upgrades for it we curse the fact that it isn’t offered here. Mcchipp-DKR is the newest of our interests, with a simple ECU tune that boosts the stock figures of 270-hp and 256 ft-lbs of torque to an impressive 315-hp and 325 ft-lbs of torque.

All this can be hand for a tad over $1,150 and no one would know that the car has been modified for the increase in performance. And naturally like any ECU upgrade, it works on any transmission setup. For those looking for more, Mcchip-DKR offers a set of H&R springs for $449 installed. And for wheels and tires, Mcchip-DKR chooses 19×8-inch OZ Ultraleggera wheels for $4,100. The wheels come wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup rubber in a 235/35/19 variety.

Obviously the non-Mcchip-DKR parts are available at a premium and can be hand for much cheaper elsewhere; but the ECU upgrade is definitely worth a grab at its price point. Especially those that don’t really want to do any other bolt-on modifications.

GALLERY: Mcchip-DKR VW Golf R

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[Source: WorldCarFans]

 |  May 21 2010, 1:10 PM

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Volkswagen confirmed today that an Audi S1 and a Jetta R are in the pipeline, but quashed rumors of an upcoming Polo R model. In an interview with drive.com.au, Dr. Ernst Linder, responsible for developing the Polo GTI, said that an Audi S1 would be offered with the familiar 1.4L twincharge unit and 7-speed DSG used in the Polo GTI. The S1 will also be front-drive, despite Audi’s legacy of using the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Linder also denied that a Polo R would be coming, stating “From the technical point-of-view, of course we can do something, but from the financial point-of-view it makes not so much sense,” he said. “It would be too expensive and we have the S1. The S1 will have 136kW and it’s a very sporty car. If we put much more horsepower in the [Polo], we need something like four-wheel-drive. This is a technical feature that is very expensive.”

The Jetta R, on the other hand, was confirmed, but technical details are vague. Expect the familiar 2.0TFSI turbo engine, all-wheel drive and a DSG gearbox.

[Source: Drive.com.au]