New Volkswagen Golf R in Augusta, ME

The growing demand for hot hatches around Winthrop and elsewhere led Volkswagen to introduce the new Golf R. Like its ancestor, the Golf R32, the new Volkswagen Golf R has six cylinders and will deliver impressive performance. The eighth-generation Golf has an EA888 engine, all-wheel drive, and a smooth-shifting DSG transmission to make your driving experience around Brunswick memorable.


Volkswagen Golf R Interior Features

The new Golf R has a practical interior with ample seating and storage space. It can accommodate several suitcases in its 19.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which increases to 34.5 cubic feet by folding the second row. Five passengers can sit comfortably in the new Golf R, with rear-seat passengers enjoying up to 35 inches of legroom. Rear seat passengers will enjoy rear climate control, storage pockets, and phone charging to keep them connected while taking a trip around Waterville. Front seat passengers will enjoy the sport seats, 41.2 inches of legroom, Nappa leather seating surfaces, and adjustable seats. The seats and steering wheel feature an R logo with blue and carbon grey accents on the dash and door panels.


Volkswagen Golf R Exterior Features

The new VW Golf R is distinctively longer than its predecessors and has a lovely front end with LED strips that run from the grille to the fenders. It rides on sleek 19-inch wheels with branded brake calipers and has a lower ground clearance than the standard Golf model. Additional exterior features include chrome-plated twin tailpipes, a standard sunroof, optional panoramic sunroof, LED taillights, and a rear spoiler.


Trim Levels

The iconic Volkswagen Golf R is available in a single trim, which sits at the top of the Golf lineup. The standalone trim has a single powertrain option and includes numerous high-tech interior features and a lovely exterior.

If you enjoy high-speed highway cruises around Augusta, the new Golf R will impress you with its effortless acceleration and unrivaled handling. Besides performance, the Golf R has an intuitive infotainment system, a stylish exterior, and top-notch safety features, which set it apart from most of its rival models.

Volkswagen Golf R Safety Features

The Volkswagen Golf R will have a blind-spot monitoring system and lane-keeping assist in standard models. In addition, the new model has an electronic differential lock for improved handling around Lewiston-Auburn. Apart from standard airbags, the new Golf R has a forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, and oncoming vehicle braking.



The new Golf R has a standard 10-inch touchscreen display at the center of its dashboard. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as part of its connectivity features. The 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system will keep you entertained as you drive around Rockland.

Performance Features

Categorized as an SUV, the new Golf R gives drivers an unforgettable experience. The superb handling makes it fun to drive on the highway and track. The new Golf R has a 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 engine. It generates 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and will clock 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. You will have two transmission options, including a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic option. When paired with the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, the powertrain delivers impressive performance results and makes even short drives around Augusta, ME enjoyable.

The new model also has six driving modes, including Comfort, Race, Sport, Special, and Drift. Selecting Drift mode lets you enjoy the joys of a rear-wheel drive vehicle and is available with the optional performance pack. The Golf R makes driving on curvy roads enjoyable through its torque-vectoring system, which sends power to the outside wheels and increases vehicle stability. In addition, you will have a DCC adaptive suspension which gives drivers 18 selections. Stock Golf R models can travel up to a 155-mph top speed, while models with the performance pack can hit 168 mph.

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