2021 & 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Horsepower & 0-60 


The Golf R 0-60 figures & Golf R horsepower are two measurements where the newest Volkswagen hatchback shines. The R-line design of one the Volkswagen vehicle lineup's most coveted compact cars is inspired by a lineage of fast-paced race cars that looked at second place with disgust. Bring a wave of competitive confidence to your daily drive and set a new course bound towards ticking off every task on your to-do list.

Behind the Golf R 0-60 Figures

Pop open the hood of the VW Golf R and you're in for a treat. Behold, a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline four-cylinder engine boasts more powerful figures than ever before. Pair it up with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and enjoy handling that shifts its weight like a seasoned surfer through standard 4Motion All-Wheel Drive. Unleash the full capability of your high-powered beast through a suite of selectable driving modes that make your car cater to your desired driving experience of the moment.

These essential engine elements and driving modes come together for some very impressive performance figures.

Taking Stock of the Golf R 0-60 Figures

When trying to accurately determine the value of certain statistics, it's important to include context with these numerical figures. So, while you should be impressed with the Golf R model's abilities as they stand on their own, consider the improvements it has made in the last calendar year.

This year's VW Golf R has the smooth handling of a mall escalator's climb yet plenty of engine-revving roar. Pursue driving possibilities far and wide through an engine that produces 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, far better figures than last year's R model produced. The aforementioned iteration from 2021 produced 288 hp and 280 lb-ft. of torque.

Inside the VW Golf R Horsepower

The VW Golf R horsepower is also more powerful than last year's model, just as you might expect. Last year's VW Golf R reached 60 mph in 4.7 seconds at its fastest, while this year's model beats that out by a nose. 4.3 to 4.6 seconds is all the time your new car will need to get up to speed.

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2022 VW Golf R

As one of the most coveted compact cars, we receive all kinds of questions about the 2022 VW Golf R. Here's some of the most common queries we're receiving inside our showrooms about this hard-charging gift that comes in a small package.

What's the top speed of the 2022 VW Golf R?

The 2022 VW Golf R tops out at 155 mph. While we always recommend following safety limits, you'll no longer worry about merging into a tight gap on the highway or shooting out from behind a slow, plodding bus that's making traffic turn into molasses. This is speed with substance.

How fast does the Golf R complete a 1/4 mile?

The little ball of fiery fury that is the VW Golf R can complete the quarter mile in a staggering time range of just 12.8 to 13.1 seconds. That's similar to the 11.5 to 11.9 second range it takes to reach 100 mph.

What engine does the 2022 Golf R have?

The turbocharged four-cylinder engine inside the VW Golf R has a direct fuel injection and can be paired with both manual and automatic transmissions. 4Motion All-Wheel Drive comes standard on every model.

The VW Golf R 0-60 and Golf R Horsepower Experts In Atlanta, GA

If you have any more questions or want to get the ball rolling on a compact car with character, visit your local Volkswagen vehicle showroom and ask to see the VW Golf R models in stock. Our amazing staff of super-friendly showroom experts will answer any questions you might have, explain each model on deck inside and out, and even explain to you some subtle yet important differences between the 2022 Golf R vs. Golf GTI.

We can't wait to meet you soon and send you home in a car that always says "Yes I can!”

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