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New 2017 Volkswagen Golf R at Coachella Valley Volkswagen for Palm Desert, CA

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is the performance-based hatchback of your dreams. It offers all-wheel drive, ample power, and sport-like handling that is sure to excite and entertain. Despite all of its athletic flair, the Golf R also provides comfort and convenience with plentiful features and a polished and upscale interior. To learn more about what makes the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R so incredible, check out the information below!

Under the Golf R's Hood

Under the hood of the Golf R is an advanced EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-liter engine featuring direct injection. It ramps up 292 horsepower at 5,500 rpm-earning the title as one of the most powerful four-cylinder engines in production today. This engine also creates a monumental 280 pound-feet of torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm. There are two transmissions available: a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. The Golf R can go from zero to sixty in 5.3 seconds with the manual, or 4.9 seconds with the automatic. Fuel economy with the manual is estimated at 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway; with the automatic, the numbers shift to 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway. The most recent generation of the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system resides within the Golf R. It self-activates before wheelspin occurs, reducing the loss of traction to nearly null.

Design of Volkswagen Golf R

The Golf R has many unique exterior styling elements that set it apart from the traditional Golf. These elements can be found on the side skirts, bumpers, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler, as well as sport-style dual-exit chrome exhaust tips, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and bi-xenon headlights. The Golf R offers front sport seats complete with 12-way power adjustment and leather surfaces embroidered with an "R" logo. For the ultimate sport experience, the Golf R comes with a flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome "R" badging. Ambient lighting is integrated throughout the cabin doors and stainless-steel touches can be found on the pedals, doorsill kickplates, and foot support. Standard equipment in the Golf R includes adaptive xenon headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, a rearview camera, an eight-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth connectivity. The MIB II touchscreen infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display is present in the Golf R featuring Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect. Available for the Golf R is the DDC and Navigation trim with the Discover Media unit, an adaptive suspension system, and a suite of safety features.

What is Volkswagen's warranty on new vehicles?

Volkswagen's standard limited warranty is 3 years/36,000 miles for the vehicle or 5 years/60,000 miles for the powertrain!  

Are automatic high beams available for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R?

Yes, automatic high beams are available for the Golf R--they are standard with the DDC and Navigation trim!  

Where can I view current new vehicle incentives?

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The Golf R is host to many passive and active safety systems, such as Electronic Stability Control and over six airbags! One of the key features in this Volkswagen is Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. After an initial collision, a series of events can follow if the vehicle keeps in motion, including additional collisions. This system works to reduce additional events or damage from occurring by automatically applying the brakes after a collision is detected by the airbag sensors. The Golf R is also equipped with VW's Intelligent Crash Response System that automatically unlocks the doors, switches on the hazard lights, and shuts off the fuel pump. Additional safety features in the DDC and Navigation system include Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Pilot, and more!

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