2017 Volkswagen Golf R Las Vegas NV
Whoever said you can’t have it all, was clearly not talking about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R, available here at Findlay North Volkswagen in Las Vegas NV. This model not only offers all the things you’re looking for when it comes to the practical aspects of shopping for a new car – cargo space, fuel economy and advanced safety features – but it offers them in a sporty and powerful package. The Golf R is basically for those who love hot hatches, but just can’t get enough when it comes to performance.
So what is it that you want to know most about the 2017 VW Golf R? This model is the most powerful in the lineup and easily the fastest, with DSG-equipped models tested at a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds. Which isn’t to say the manual option will slow you down too much, as it sprints up to speed in 5.3 seconds. All this wouldn’t be impressive if the model couldn’t do it with finesse. The Golf R earns top praise for the grace with which it performs, as it’s well-balanced around tight corners and at high speeds.
The 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder TSI engine offers 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque to the Golf R. Paired with this is a standard six-speed manual transmission or the available six-speed DSG automatic with paddle shifters and Tiptronic and Sport driving modes for a smooth driving experience.
Hot hatches tend to offer understated styling, as part of the appeal is to be deceptive when it comes to performance. Still, the Golf R offers up Bi-Xenon headligths, 18-inc Cadiz wheels, oversized air inlets and four chrome tailpipes to provide just a few hints that it’s not your standard grocery-getter.
Performance is important, but that doesn’t mean you want to lose out on conveniences for your daily drive. Standard features in the Golf R include dual-zone climate control, VW App-Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless access with push-buttons start and a performance monitor.
Can you see yourself in a 2017 VW Golf R?
When it comes to creating a model that appeals to the enthusiast in all of us, Volkswagen has outdone itself with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R. The impressive powertrain is paired with smooth-shifting transmission options, and then the 4Motion AWD system is standard to provide that perfect feeling of grip and control. The sport suspension system is also tuned specifically for the Golf R, and the ride height is 0.8 inches lower to the ground than the standard Golf model. Finish things off with the XDS+ cross differential lock at the front and rear for a dynamic experience that should be felt first hand.
There are just two trim levels for the 2017 VW Golf R, but the model is well-equipped from the start. Technology focuses on all the latest smartphone connectivity options as well as performance monitoring and driving mode selection for the perfect combination of entertainment and a customized driving experience. Finish things off with high-quality materials and it’s hard not to fall in love with this model.
While the base model is simply known as the Golf R, the top trim is the Golf R with DCC and navigation. This model not only adds on built-in navigation and dynamic chassis control, but also includes standard driver’s assistance features like blind spot monitor, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control, along with the premium Fender Audio system.
Want to know more about how you can get keys to a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R? Contact us here at Findlay North Volkswagen.