2022 Volkswagen Golf R for Sale in West Warwick, RI
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.
The upcoming 2022 Golf R will be the most powerful and best-handling version to date. Volkswagen has given it a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder that blasts out 315 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque – an increase of 27 hp and 15 lb.-ft. That peppy engine can be paired to either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The ’22 Golf R will also go from 0 to 60 mph in a delightful 4.7 seconds.
Some other performance upgrades have been made as well. The most exciting development 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, increasing agility around corners. What’s more, 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’s Drive Mode Selector will be upgraded with new Drift and Special drive modes, too. Drift mode can manage stability control and power delivery, while Special mode allows for softer damping and coordinated downshifts.
Looks count in the automotive world, and the 2022 Golf R will be more visually striking than the previous. It will show off a new front bumper with a splitter and rear intake grilles, with a blue crossbar that extends to the fenders and houses an LED light strip (which will turn on with the ignition). Summer tires will 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 will have a roof spoiler, a refreshed rear bumper with a high-gloss-black diffuser, and twin chrome tailpipes. The body will be lower – by nearly an inch – that 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.
Expect the all-new Golf R to have not just a more techy interior but one that’s a tad more luxurious as well. Blue contrast stitching will add a distinguished touch to the fine Nappa leather-upholstered seats, with R logos embroidered into the headrests. You’ll even be able to set the mood with ambient interior lighting that supplies 30 different combinations. The race track has inspired some other features – for instance, the stainless-steel pedal caps, the paddle shifters on the heated leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, the haptic-feedback touch controls, and the drive mode selector with its special R button (when it’s pressed with force, Race mode will be activated). Not only that, but VW’s Digital Cockpit will be standard with its configurable instrument panel, as will the Discover Pro infotainment system with its 10-inch touchscreen.