Volkswagen Golf Variant R, fast family car

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Combining motors, finishes and variants, Volkswagen Spain offers thirty versions of the Golf Variant body. The most recent, Campero Alltrack, It is accompanied by GTD Variant and the Variant R. In the case of GTD, which combines significant performance and fuel economy of a 184 hp TDI engine with the amplitude of the familiar body, there is an undeniable touch of sportiness. But the Variant prestacional much is obviously the Golf R (€ 44,250 Basic promotion), A unique combination to enjoy extreme driving a 'van'.

The motor 2.0 TSI 300 hp, equipped with turbo and two types of fuel injection (Direct and indirect), and VW is known (and Audi), and it is a miracle of technique how it combines high power with treatability, and even It provides fuel consumption more than acceptable when it is driving in moderation. The transmission is performed by the integral 4MOTION central Haldex coupling and, in the case of Variant R, dispenses with the manual gearbox, hugging the pleasant automatic DSG (also manually operable) 6 relationships.

Endowed with a decor very successful, including colorful wheels 18 "quadruple exhaust outlet with rear diffuser and specific spoiler, the Variant R has a good functional equipment, with bi-xenon, sport seats, device 'anti-understeer' XDS + and very rapid active steering DAS . Although the driving mode selector has 'Race' program, piloted damping the DCC is optional (€ 1,010), which is a bit inconsistent. In fact, in 'Race' mode, thanks to the DCC, roll control (also less comfort bacheo) that converts the dynamic attitude R very good in magnificent, when a very fast driving is practiced can be seen. He Variant increase its weight about 60 kg to about 3/5 doors R, concentrated in the rear, but the adjustment of suspension makes this (yes It reflected in consumption and approved the next tranche in the VRT) Only really notice with stopwatch in hand, because the perception is still of extreme agility and driving pleasure.

The Golf R had already demonstrated its impressive panache, sporty performance and driving pleasure, and now this broad and functional body gives a new twist that makes it a unique product of its kind.

Technical data

VW Golf Variant R



4 cyl. online, transverse front

Cylinder capacity and dimensions

1,984 cm3 - 82.5 x 92.8 mm


Two overhead camshafts. 4 val./cil.


direct and indirect fuel injection, turbo and heat exchanger


9.6: 1

Maximum power

300 bhp EEC at 5,500 / 6,200 rpm

maximum torque

38.7 mkg at 1,800 rpm EEC


all-wheel drive. Automatic DSG 6


Susp. lead

McPherson with lower wishbone

Susp. rear


Front brakes

ventilated disc 340 mm

rear brakes

310 mm disc


Electrohydraulic - 2 turns of the wheel


225/40 R18 - 235/35 R19 opc.


460 x 180 x 147 cm

Battle and routes

154/152 and 263 cm


1,574 kg

comb deposit.

55 liters


587 l



250 km / h

Acel. 0-100 km / h


mixed consumption

7.0 l / 100 km


164 g / km