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VW goes topless with Golf R

2013-02-12 12:21

TOPLESS POWER: VW has a new R-series of cabriolets and the 2013 Golf R is the first to step into the spotlight.

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2012 VW Golf R Cabriolet (Spy)

 
WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen has always praised its “R” models for being their most powerful cars in the compact class. Now they’ve decided to drop their tops with the Golf R as the first car to debut as the R-series Cabriolet.

Customers will be getting their cars as early as the (northern) spring. And, just because it’s a topless model, don’t think the power has been compromised.

MOST POWERFUL DROPTOP

The two-litre turbo with direct petrol injection (TSI) coupled to a six-speed dual clutch gearbox(DSG) is good for 195kW and 350Nm from a low 2500rpm up to 5000rpm, making it the most powerful cabriolet in the stable.
 
Other figures to boast about are the 0-100km/h run of 6.4secs, an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h and an 8.2 litre/100km claimed fuel consumption. C02 emissions are 190g/km.

Standard features include bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights, 18” alloys, leather sport seats (front) , automatic climate control, sport chassis and unique bumpers.

Keeping with the Golf Cabriolet style, the R model also has a soft roof hauled up and down by an electro-hydraulic mechanism in only nine seconds.


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