Size 2.0L V4 256HP
Torque 330 lb.-ft.
Fuel Type Premium unleaded
Fuel Capacity 55 L
City Fuel Economy 10.9 L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy 7.5 L/100 km


Header Transmission Manual
Transmission Number of speeds 6
Drivetrain Driven Wheels All-wheel drive
  Locking Hubs Permanent

safety features

Lane Departure Lane Departure Warning -
Traction Control Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor Tire Pressure Monitoring System -
Stability Control Yes
Child Door Lock Child safety locks Yes
Parking Sensors Exterior Parking Camera -
Air Bags Driver Airbag Yes
  Head airbags Curtain 1st and 2nd row
  Knee Airbag -
  Passenger Airbag Yes


Fog Lights Front fog lights Front fog/driving lights
  Rear fog lights -
Speed Sensing / Variable Speed Wipers Intermittent -
  Rain sensing -
  Speed sensitive -
Spoiler Rear spoiler Lip
Sun / Moon / Panoramic Roof Sunroof Express open/close glass
  Rear sunroof -
  Extended sunroof -
  3rd Row Sunroof -
Running Boards Running Boards -
Heated Mirrors Heated driver mirror Heated
  Heated passenger mirror Heated
Remote / Auto Vehicle Entry Push bu-function remote -


Telematics Navigation System Yes
Audio System Premium Brand -
  Radio SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite
  Memory Card Slot Yes
  Digital Audio Input Yes
Seats Upholstery Leather
Driver Seat Power adjustments 2
  Manual adjustments -
Passenger Seat Power adjustments -
  Manual adjustments -

comfort & convenience

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning Automatic
  Rear air conditioning -
Remote Starter Multi-function remote Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Auto Up / Down Windows Power windows Yes
  One-touch windows 4
Steering Steering wheel Tilt and telescopic
Keyless Ignition Keyless Ignition Doors and ignition
Cruise Control (Standard / Radar Controlled) Yes
Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity Bluetooth
Auto Dimming Rearview Mirrors Auto-dimming mirrors -

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Playing Golf on a frozen lake

John LeBlanc by John LeBlanc | Mar. 16th, 2012

Is the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R’s higher price really worth it over a GTI? We give it a test run on a frozen lake in Sweden.

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