Do you like the 2012 Volkswagen Golf, but wish it had more power? Well you're in luck, for the people at our favorite German automaker have heard you loud and clear. Their solution? The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R, which promises to crank everything up to eleven, then keeps going!
Of course, at Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, we would expect nothing less from the famous Volkswagen R moniker. It takes away the former 170-horsepower engine featured on the base Golf and replaces it with a mean 256-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine. Combine this new powerplant with a six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive platform, which is capable of deferring up 100 percent of the vehicle's torque to the rear wheels and it is easy to see why even the most diehard performance enthusiasts are crazy about this Golf!
However, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R doesn't just appeal to performance enthusiasts. It appeals to our sense of style and responsibility as well through its dynamic range of color options, including Rising Blue, Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray, Black and Tornado Red, as well as its envious fuel economy, ranking in at an estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
The price of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R ranges from $33,900 for the two-door variant to $36,090 for the four-door. Keep in mind this price can fluctuate by about $2,100, depending on whether or not you opt for the Sunroof and Navigation pack. It adds tilt-and-slide sunroof; RNS 315 touchscreen navigation system; remote keyless entry/ignition; and a 300-watt Dynaudio sound system.
If reading about the upcoming 2012 Volkswagen Gold R has piqued your interest, then make sure to stay tuned, as Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, located at 1111 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, is dedicated to keeping you informed. As such, you can learn more about the current Volkswagen Golf, or any other new Volkswagen, simply by contacting us online or by phone at (312) 628-4800 to arrange a test drive.