Celebrating 20 years of Golf R with VW 329-hp special edition

It was in 2002 that Volkswagen launched the Golf R32 based on the fourth generation of the first golf hatchback and now for 20 years in VW a special Golf R packing is celebrating milestones with extra strength and a few extra unique changes.

The current Golf R, launched for the 2022 model year, is the spiritual successor to the original V-6-powered Golf R32, and the special anniversary edition, known as the Golf R 20 Years, is set to arrive in North America this summer, albeit with a unique specification. .

The original Golf R32 was powered by a 3.2-liter V-6 good for 237 hp. It was the most powerful golf that VW had ever built, and was given an all-wheel-drive system to help reduce power.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 20 years and 2002 Volkswagen Golf R32

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 20 years and 2002 Volkswagen Golf R32

The Golf R 20 Years is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 which is good for 329 hp, or enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 4.6 seconds. The Stock Golf R has 315 hp and takes 4.7 seconds to run 62 miles per hour. The Golf R 20 Years will also reach a top speed of 167 mph, although the top speed is limited to 155 mph in standard form. All-wheel drive is standard but drivers can choose from a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. A special touch is an Emotion Start feature that revives the engine for the theater after startup at 2,500 rpm.

The Golf R 20 Years comes standard with Golf R’s R Performance package which includes Vehicle Dynamics Manager with torque vectoring and additional special and drift modes. Special badges, both inside and outside, distinguish the special car from the stock version.

Local prices have not been announced, but the Golf R 20 Years in Germany’s VW home market starts at 59,995 euros (about $ 64,125). Production of all VW Golf models is conducted at a Volkswagen Group plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, and production of the Golf R 20 Years lasts only one year.

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