Want all of the performance that Volkswagen’s Golf R brings but in need of added practicality? That’s where the Estate version comes in.
The characteristic bumpers and sills in the colour of the vehicle show the Golf R Estate identity.
The Golf R has always been a subtly styled model and this latest version follows the same lines. Sure, the quad exhaust pipes are hard to miss, but it’s a largely undercover design and one which underplays just how powerful the R is. This effect is taken one step further with the Estate version - so if you’re after a really subtle-looking performance car then this could be the one for you.
The latest Golf R benefits from the cutting-edge interior that we’ve seen on the regular model, added to with a host of performance tweaks. The estate version is no different - it just has a much larger boot. In fact, you get an impressively large 611-litre boot which can be extended further to 1,642 Litres by lowering the rear seats flat.
Throughout this performance estate, you will see distinctive R Styling: integrated head restraints, R-logo in the front seats, “R” fabric upholstery as well as the carbon-look decorative trim.
The Digital Cockpit Pro has exclusive R-View which gives the cockpit a unique character. When driving in manual mode a flashing indicator signals the best pace when either the "Drift" or "Special" driving profiles. One of the driving profiles such as "Special" was made for Nordschleife track at the Nürburgring.
The Golf R Estate benefits from the very latest technology that Volkswagen has to offer. It’s based around a large central display that houses many of the car’s major functions, including the heating and ventilation controls. This is then complemented by a secondary driver’s display which can be customised to show a variety of different readouts.
Performance is something the Golf R Estate majors on. Thanks to a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 316bhp, it’ll crack 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds with its four-wheel-drive system helping to maintain traction no matter the conditions. It’ll also crack 167mph flat-out, while a clever new ‘Drift’ modes allows the Golf R to perform controlled slides.
The package increases the electronic limit on the top speed from 250 km/h to 270 km/h. You are guaranteed a thrilling experience with the Drift” and “Special” driving profiles.
The R sits atop the Golf range and as a result, gains many tip-top features. These include a full range of aerodynamic tweaks which not only help to keep the car planted on the road but also give it a more determined look. The interior also features a range of upgraded parts too, including a sports steering wheel, sport seats and bespoke performance readouts on the displays.
Its main features include: