Power, Performance and Plenty of Sporty Charm: Five Reasons the 2022 VW Golf R is an Instant Classic.

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The Volkswagen Golf R is an instant classic.

Combining speed and sophistication, a refined turbocharged engine and what Car & Driver describes as “joyful handling,” the 2022 VW Golf R is causing a big stir in the automotive world. 

VW R 2022 Back

Part of the reason? The Golf R’s 315 horsepower engine offers 295 lb-ft torque and is paired with an available 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The result is the new R-performance torque vectoring 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive that will send your heart into race mode.

In other words, this is a VW designed for your inner adrenaline junky.

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Still not sure if the R is right for you? Here’s five things we love about the 2022 Golf R that you may too.

1. It’s part of history.

VW R 2022 right side

Although the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is an all-new model it’s part of the famous eighth generation of Volkswagen Golf. That makes it a super-hot hatch that is sure to be a favorite among car lovers and even collectors. You get sports car fun at an affordable price. The Golf R delivers plenty of performance and a spirited heart-racing drive. You can choose between manual or an automatic transmission. 

2.  It’s relatively affordable.

VW R affordable 2022

It’s a premium-performance yet practical hatchback that starts $44,090. And it’s perfect for sport enthusiasts thanks to what Hot Cars calls its “capable chassis and suspension system and the brilliant turbocharged inline-4 motor that has the potential to outshine many of the rivals.”

3.  That motor. 

2022 VW Golf R Motor

Love peppy cars? You’ll love the 2022 VW Golf R’s 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection inline-4 engine that churns out 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed manual transmission comes standard and you have the option of a super-fun 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All of the power comes through a full-time AWD drivetrain system. What’s not to love?

4.  That zero-to-60.

2022 VW Golf R Back

You’ll get from zero to 60 in a mere 3.9 seconds – almost unheard of in a hatchback like the Golf. Pop it into Nürburgring mode and you’ll experience lightning-quick response and learn why the Golf R is already so popular. You’ll experience torque that allows the low-end and mid-range to shine and that 7-speed DSG won’t let you down thanks to its lovely responsiveness and handling. According to VW, the AWD drivetrain with the electronically controlled limited-slip differential keeps the Golf R in line with ease. Corning is fun and absolutely no problem!

5. Spacious interior. 

VW R  2022 Interior

The cabin of the Golf R is quite spacious. For instance, five passengers can travel comfortably, with plenty of legroom in both the front and back. Additionally, the armrest is wide enough to store certain items – as is the glovebox. You will love doing your summer road trip with friends or family in the Golf R!

Other things we love about the Golf R:

  • Supportive seats with optional heat.
  • Rear doors open wide.
  • Striking exterior design with sharp body lines that lend an aggressive and sporty look.
  • Stunning headlight design.
  • Beautifully crafted 19-inch  y-spoke alloy wheels with blue painted brake calipers and drilled and slotted rotors also turn heads.
  • The rear even looks good thanks to the LED taillights, wide rear tires and the quad-tip exhaust looks exquisite.
VW R wheels

So to recap, the Volkswagen Golf R has all the power and performance you desire– plus plenty of other bells and whistles – that will make you feel connected to the road, comfortable and safe.

In the Golf R, your driving experience is not only packed with performance but super safe thanks to the new standard driver-assistance features including forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control, among others.

And you also get a semi-autonomous driving mode.

Not only is the build quality excellent like the regular R, but it’s got plenty of its own charms as well. Come experience this instant classic today!

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