- Volkswagen has revealed when its newest R models, the Tiguan and Golf, will launch in South Africa
- The carmaker has also detailed the specifications for both models that are powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine
- Power is rated at 235kW and 400Nm and power is sent to all four wheels via a dual-clutch gearbox
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Volkswagen has announced its flagship Tiguan R and Golf R models will arrive at local dealers in October 2022 and early 2023 respectively.
According to Quickpic, the four-wheel-drive Golf R model has sold almost 6 000 units since its launch in 2007.
Both the Tiguan R and Golf R are powered by Volkswagen's 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA 888 engine. The new Golf 8 R accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h. The Golf 8 R impresses with the combination of 400Nm of torque.
The Golf 8 R is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard. Fuel consumption is 7.8l/100km, reports IOL.
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The German carmaker has fitted the flagship hatch with a smorgasbord of standard kit including: smartphone inductive charging, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, electronically-operated boot lid and luggage compartment, ‘Discover Pro’ system with satellite navigation.
The Tiguan also has 235kW, and can reach 100km/h in 5.1 seconds. 400Nm is sent to all four wheels via seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
We'll only know pricing for the new Tiguan R and Golf R closer to the launch date in October 2022 and early 2023 respectively.
Volkswagen's new Golf R “20 Years” Anniversary Edition with 245kW Is the most powerful production Golf ever
Briefly News reports that Volkswagen is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its flagship performance model, the Golf R, with a "20 Years" special-edition derivative sporting the most power of any production Golf at 245kW.
For the first time, the special-edition model is equipped as standard with a roof spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels in the “Estoril“ design, Volkswagen claims a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 4,6 seconds.
The latest model celebrates the 20-year success story of Volkswagen R and above all the Golf R – a story that started with the Golf R32, a legend with 177 kW, the iconic 3,2-litre six-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive.
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Source: Briefly News