2022 Volkswagen Golf R for Sale in West Warwick, RI

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After taking a breather for 2020 and 2021, the Volkswagen Golf R has roared back in for model year 2022. It’s based on the original Golf R32, a performance vehicle that debuted in 2008. This time around, the redesigned Golf R promises more power, better handling, and a far more technology-focused interior. VW has given us a glimpse of what to expect from this sleek new take on this much-loved, heated-up hatchback, and although you won’t be able to drive one until the fall, this sneak-peak should satisfy you for the moment.

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Performance Enhancements

VW has given the ’22 Golf R a variety of performance enhancing features. For starters, it introduces a brand-new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 315 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque – that’s 27 hp and 15 lb.-ft. of torque more than the mill it replaces. This peppy engine can be paired to either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. The ’22 Golf R also goes from 0 to 60 mph in a delightful 4.7 seconds, and it achieves an EPA-rated 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the stick shift and 23 city/30 highway with the dual-clutch automatic.

The most noteworthy development, though, is that the standard 4Motion all-wheel drive system can now shift power not just between the front and rear axles, but also between the left and right rear wheels to make cornering even more precise. Plus, the Vehicle Dynamics Manager (VDM) now assists 4Motion and cooperates with the electronic differential locks and the DCC adaptive damping system to maximize traction, stability, and agility. The ’22 Golf R Drive Mode Selector has been upgraded with new Drift and Special drive modes, too. Drift mode manages stability control and power delivery, while Special mode allows for softer damping and coordinated downshifts.

Updated Appearance

Looks count in the automotive world, and the 2022 Golf R is more visually striking than the previous. It shows off a new front bumper with a splitter and rear intake grilles and a blue crossbar that extends to the fenders and houses an LED light strip (which turns on with the ignition). Summer tires sit on 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that house big cross-drilled brake discs with blue calipers and the R logo.

You can also look for stylish matte chrome mirror caps that project the R logo onto the pavement when the doors are opened. The car’s backside features a roof spoiler, a refreshed rear bumper with a high-gloss-black diffuser, and twin chrome tailpipes. The body is also lower – by nearly an inch – than that of the previous Golf R. VW has kept the paint palette simple but satisfying with Pure White, Deep Black Pearl Effect, and Lapiz Blue Metallic.

Hot Hatch, Hot Features

Some of the most attractive features are its sport-tuned suspension, automatic LED headlights with low-speed corner illumination and a coming/leaving home feature, grille-integrated LED light bar, illuminated door sill recesses, heated washer nozzles, sunroof, heated side mirrors with position memory, rain-sensing wipers, and keyless entry. The driver-centric cabin has Nappa leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat with position memory, push-button start, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster (Digital Cockpit Pro), a wireless phone charger, 30-color ambient interior lighting, four USB-C ports (two for charging and two for data), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a head-up display, stainless-steel pedals, three-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front sport seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated rear outboard seats.

Safety and Technology

The Discover Pro multimedia setup in the new Golf R includes a 10-inch touchscreen with navigation, voice recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a deluxe nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and SiriusXM satellite radio.

The ’22 Golf R also supplies a fine suite of active safety features through the automaker’s IQ.Drive suite (travel assist, adaptive cruise control, active blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection, and lane assist). Front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, parking steering assist, and a dynamic road sign display are standard, too.

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