2016 VW Golf R Adding Manual Transmission

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

If you thought the only thing missing from the Volkswagen Golf R was a manual transmission, there’s good news. You just need to wait a little bit longer than everyone else.

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will arrive dealerships this spring but it’ll only be available with the German automaker’s Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). According to a recent report from Car and Driver, Volkswagen will add a manual transmission option to the model for the 2016 model year when that debuts next summer.

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Pricing for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R equipped with a DSG is expected to carry over but those wanting a manual transmission for the hot hatch will actually be able to save $1,100. While the manual transmission will be more fun to drive around in, expect it to be a tick slower when it comes to accelerating compared to the DSG.

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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