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1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6
(91-97)
Volkswagen Golf VR6
2002 Volkswagen Golf R32
(02-04)
Volkswagen Golf R32
2008 Volkswagen Golf R32
(08-09)
Volkswagen Golf R32
2010 Volkswagen Golf R
(10-13)
Volkswagen Golf R
2013 Volkswagen Golf R
(13-17)
Volkswagen Golf R
2017 Volkswagen Golf R
(17-)
Volkswagen Golf R
Engine

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2.8L V6

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

3.2L V6

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

3.2L V6

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2L Inline 4 Turbo

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2L Inline 4 Turbo

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2L Inline 4 Turbo

Drivetrain

Drivetrain Layout

Front - FWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Top Speed

Top SpeedTop Speed

140 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

153 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

7.6 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

6.6 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

6.5 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

5.7 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

5.1 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

4.6 sec

Total Power

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

172 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

238 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

247 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

266 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

296 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

306 BHP

Economy

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

29.7 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

24.6 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

26.4 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

33.2 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

38.7 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

40.4 mpg

Kerb Weight

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1155 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1477 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1594 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1521 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1476 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1483 kg

Luggage

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

330-687 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

245-1099 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

275-1230 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

275-1230 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

343-1233 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

343-1233 L

Top Speed

140 mph225 Km/h

153 mph247 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

0-62 mph

7.6 sec

6.6 sec

6.5 sec

5.7 sec

5.1 sec

4.6 sec

Economy

29.7 mpg

24.6 mpg

26.4 mpg

33.2 mpg

38.7 mpg

40.4 mpg

Range

359 Miles579 Km

335 Miles539 Km

348 Miles560 Km

401 Miles646 Km

468 Miles753 Km

488 Miles785 Km

Power / Weight

149 BHP/Tonne6.72 kg/BHP

161 BHP/Tonne6.21 kg/BHP

155 BHP/Tonne6.45 kg/BHP

175 BHP/Tonne5.72 kg/BHP

201 BHP/Tonne4.99 kg/BHP

206 BHP/Tonne4.85 kg/BHP

Total Power

172 BHP174 ps

238 BHP241 ps

247 BHP250 ps

266 BHP270 ps

296 BHP300 ps

306 BHP310 ps

Total Torque

235 NM173 lb/ft

320 NM236 lb/ft

320 NM236 lb/ft

350 NM258 lb/ft

380 NM280 lb/ft

400 NM295 lb/ft

CO2 Emissions

257 g/Km

200 g/Km

170 g/Km

160 g/Km

UK Tax Cost

£570

£300

£145-£235

£145-£200

Model Platform

Golf (91-99)

Golf (97-06)

Golf (03-13)

Golf (09-16)

Golf (12-)

Golf (12-)

Doors

3-5

3

3-5

3-5

3-5

3-5

Seats

5

5

5

5

5

5

Cargo Space

330-687 L

245-1099 L

275-1230 L

275-1230 L

343-1233 L

343-1233 L

Turning Circle

10.9 m

10.9 m

Fuel Tank

55 L

62 L

60 L

55 L

55 L

55 L

Tow Capacity

1200 kg

Width

1695 mm

1735 mm

1759 mm

1786 mm

1799 mm

1799 mm

Height

1405 mm

1424 mm

1465 mm

1461 mm

1470 mm

1465 mm

Wheelbase

2475 mm

2518 mm

2578 mm

2578 mm

2626 mm

2626 mm

Length

4020 mm

4149 mm

4246 mm

4212 mm

4268 mm

4263 mm

Front Track

1450 mm

1513 mm

1533 mm

1533 mm

Rear Track

1434 mm

1487 mm

1515 mm

1515 mm

Configuration

V6

V6

V6

Inline 4

Inline 4

Inline 4

Engine Size

2.8 Litre2792cc

3.2 Litre3189cc

3.2 Litre3189cc

2 Litre1984cc

2 Litre1984cc

2 Litre1984cc

Peak Power

172 BHP174 ps

238 BHP241 ps

247 BHP250 ps

266 BHP270 ps

296 BHP300 ps

306 BHP310 ps

Peak Torque

235 NM173 lb/ft

320 NM236 lb/ft

320 NM236 lb/ft

350 NM258 lb/ft

380 NM280 lb/ft

400 NM295 lb/ft

Specific Output

61 BHP/L

74 BHP/L

77 BHP/L

134 BHP/L

149 BHP/L

154 BHP/L

Aspiration

Natural

Natural

Natural

Turbo

Turbo

Turbo

Valvetrain

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

Valves/Cylinder

2

4

4

4

4

4

Fuel

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Compression

10:1

11.3:1

10.9:1

9.8:1

9.6:1

9.6:1

Bore x Stroke

81x90.3mm

84x95.9mm

84x95.9mm

82.5x92.8mm

82.5x92.8mm

82.5x92.8mm

Fuel Injection

Multi-point

Multi-point

Multi-point

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

Position

Front

Front

Front

Front

Front

Front

Orientation

Transversal

Transversal

Transversal

Transversal

Transversal

Transversal

Driven Wheels

Front (FWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

Front Tyres

205/50R15 V

225/40R18 Z

225/40R18 Z

225/40R18 Z

225/40R18

225/40R18

Rear Tyres

205/50R15 V

225/40R18 Z

225/40R18 Z

225/40R18 Z

225/40R18

225/40R18

Gearbox (MT)

5 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

Gearbox (AT)

4 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

7 Gears

7 Gears

Front Brakes

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Rear Brakes

Solid Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

F. Suspension

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

R. Suspension

Torsion Beam

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Multi-Link

Multi-Link

Multi-Link

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