2018 VW Golf R Owners Manual PDF – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle update for its 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the access to the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment system using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel drive is currently available on the base Golf SportWagen S model.
The streamlined Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.
2018 VW Golf R Overview
The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 which makes 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to some five-speed manual or six-speed automatic in the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary on the SportWagen and standard on the Alltrack.
The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 which makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is mated to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance package has become standard and includes VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.
At the very peak of the Golf food series is the Golf R using a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which is mated to either a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are optioned together.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on even the base model. Other standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and much more.
2018 VW Golf R Design
The Golf R, like the GTI, is a understated car. But it’s this subtlety which makes the one-piece model so visually appealing. It doesn’t require a big, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it is stable in its level of functionality without resorting to these crude automotive hazard gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are persuasive enough. Contrary to more over-the-top offerings we are looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is and also to most onlookers, completely inoffensive.
The Golf’s cottage is simple, trendy, and covered in high-quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover virtually every surface within hands reach, although there’s conservative use of piano black vinyl on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we had to dock the Golf R cottage anywhere, it’d be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the exact same issue — the substances are good and the design is clean, but it all feels a bit overly conservative and business-like.
2018 VW Golf R Safety
The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, back cross-traffic attentive, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are a part of a package.