Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Golf R’ Category

What is the Volkswagen DSG transmission?

Monday, January 27th, 2020
2019 Golf R DSG transmission shifter

The Volkswagen DSG® and How It Works

If you’ve owned a Volkswagen vehicle or are familiar with the auto manufacturer, you might have noticed the term DSG® when it comes to talking about transmissions. Automakers are sometimes known for using jargon and acronyms to describe features in their cars. Often times, it can seem like that kind of language is used to make things sound more impressive than they actually are. Is that the case with the Volkswagen DSG®?

Refreshingly, it’s not the case for the DSG®. It’s a simple and straightforward acronym that is used for efficiency. So…

What is the Volkswagen DSG® transmission?


Is Volkswagen discontinuing the Golf R?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Silhouette of a gravestone inscribed with the words "RIP Golf R." A blue question mark dangles off to the right side.

Everybody loves the Golf R. This high-performance, all-wheel drive take on the VW Golf is a blast to experience. But some troubling rumors have started to swirl. Is the Golf R being discontinued for 2020? (more…)

What is the difference between the Golf, Golf Alltrack, GTI, and R?

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf sits near a beach, providing an exterior front/side angled view.

2019 Volkswagen Golf vs Alltrack vs GTI vs R

There are several variations of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf out there, all with different monikers. It can be hard to keep straight what they all specialize in.

To help out, we’ve compared four of them here: the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and 2019 Volkswagen Golf R. (more…)

Volkswagen Unveils Spektrum Program for New Golf R

Monday, August 20th, 2018
2019 VW Golf R in Ginster Yellow driving on an empty highway on a dark and stormy day

Volkswagen has created a new Spektrum program for the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf R that provides customers with a selection of 40 premium custom exterior color options as an optional add-on for the new model in addition to five standard shades. Custom 2019 Golf R models would take longer to deliver, about two to four months, but shoppers interested in a specific shade could get exactly what they wanted. (more…)

VW Golf R400, VW Golf R420 canceled

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
VW Golf R400, VW Golf R420 cancelled

It’s been more than two years since Volkswagen first showed off the Golf R400 concept, a 400 hp special edition of the Golf R. Then, just a few months ago, VW announced that not only were they going to put it into production, but they would also be renaming it the Golf R420. Because 420 hp, that’s why! Just to be clear, that’s exactly double the power of the standard Golf GTI, from the same 2.0-liter engine. And they were actually going to build it! But it was all too good to be true. Sadly, we’re here to tell you today that the VW Golf R400 and VW Golf R420 have been canceled. (more…)

VW Golf GTI TCR vs VW Golf R

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
VW Golf GTI TCR vs VW Golf R

Volkswagen recently announced the production of a new high performance Golf GTI from Volkswagen Motorsport: the TCR. The good news is this will be the fastest Golf GTI ever. The bad news is there are only 20 of them, and you can’t buy one. They’re only for customers who plan to enter the international touring car championships. But let’s let’s compare it to a high-performance Golf you CAN buy: the VW Golf GTI TCR vs VW Golf R. (more…)