Cheap Car Hire Worldwide

Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet details revealed


Fresh details have been released in regards to the new Volkwagen Golf R Cabriolet, and possibly the most striking of these details is that this will be the marque’s first Golf R variant that will not be underpinned by a four-wheel-drive system.

The now front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet will be powered by a 195kW turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine – the model will come standard with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as well as LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights with black housings and a lot of many other great-looking and useful features.

The soft-top Golf R will be able to do 100km/h in 6.4 seconds from a standstill and its electronically limited top speed is 250km/h.

The front bumper – which is highlighted by a gloss black grille and the ‘R’ logo – is joined by a lower ‘R’ suspension and 18- or 19-inch ‘Talladega’ alloy wheels which come in two finishing options.

The interior features four individual leather ‘R’ sports seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel – multifunctional of course, handbrake grip and gear lever, and the aluminium pedals are brushed to complete the theme.

The DAB radio comes with multi-device interface and Bluetooth connectivity as standard on the new Golf R Cabriolet, and another standard is the car’s fully electric roof that can be lowered in 9.5 seconds and raised in 11.0 seconds – at speeds of up to 30km/h.

Going back to the fact that this model won’t be an all-wheel-drive one, we have to remind our readers that ever since the first-generation Golf R32 way back in 2002, the hot-hatch marque has been synonymous with all-wheel drive, and this makes the new Cabriolet that much more of a major mechanical and philosophical departure from its tradition.

The model is quite a looker indeed, we’ll just have to see if this shift in its build philosophy will impact its success.

Related articles:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Read more:
Fiat 500
Coffee and driving together at last

Caffeine and driving go hand in hand like a horse and carriage, it's a relationship that has withstood the test of time and one that has been mutually beneficial to both parties. But while cars have become outfitted with special cup holders, so that you can store your thermos or otherwise thermo-resistent cup of java, you still had to bring the coffee from the outside of your car, into your car.