2017 Volkswagen Golf R Spartanburg SC
Take a minute to close your eyes and picture your perfect car. Start out at the exterior, looking at the front end and rotating around the side, landing on the tailpipes. Are you seeing a hot hatch in your future? Then you’ll love the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R, available to Spartanburg SC drivers here at Vic Bailey Volkswagen. It’s not quite as easy to hear the engine roar as it is to imagine what this car will look like in your driveway, but let us assure you that it is every bit as satisfying to hear as it is to see.
One of the downside of today’s automotive design is that there are plenty of vehicles that look the part, but don’t deliver when it comes to actual power. The Golf R is not all looks, as it stands in as the most powerful member of the Golf family with performance features to boot. If you’re looking for a step up from your standard economy options, the Golf R will bring out your enthusiastic side. All while remaining practical as a daily driver thanks to impressive fuel ratings and plenty of cargo space.
How much power could this compact hatchback really have? You’ll find this model revs up to 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That’s no slouch, and it comes paired with either the six-speed manual transmission or the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic for perfect control.
When you get past your performance desires, you’ll find that you also want your Golf R to have all the latest gadgets. Not to worry, as standard features include leather seating, the 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system with App-Connect, dual-zone climate control and push-button start.
When you hear performance, you probably first consider the engine options for a vehicle, but what about suspension, brakes and other parts? The Golf R is tuned for performance with standard AWD, a sports-tuned suspension, larger vented disc brakes and the optional DCC system for better ride quality.
The 2017 VW Golf is the hot hatch powerhouse
For many years the GTI was the go-to for VW enthusiasts who wanted something more than a basic hatchback, but the demand for even more power led Volkswagen to release the Golf R. This model is a step up from the GTI not only when it comes to engine power and standard performance features, but it also offers an all-around more upscale feel. The design elements are sporty, but slightly subtler for a refined appearance. Interior materials are a combination of soft-touch trim and chrome contrast elements to create a modern and comfortable interior.
There’s plenty that can be said about the performance, but you won’t know if the Golf R is right for you until you take it for a test drive and feel how it runs for yourself. When you move past the driving style and investigate what makes the 2017 Golf R practical for your daily drive, you’ll find the EPA-estimated 22 city and 31 highway mpg rating is a nice balance for efficiency and power. The 93.5 cubic feet of passenger volume makes this compact car comfortable, while the 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space provides plenty of room for anything you need to take along with you.
Between performance, features and a roomy interior, what’s not to love about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R? See if it’s the right model for you by contacting us here at Vic Bailey Volkswagen to find out how you can get your hands on one.