Volkswagen Golf R Due in U.S. for 2012

The most Powerful VW Sport Performance Vehicle, Ever.

Volkswagen confirmed plans to bring the European version of the Golf R to the U.S. in 2012.? The high-performance R model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 256-hp, ?which makes it the most powerful Volkswagen sports performance vehicle ever built. ?The R is equipped with the 4th generation Haldex 4Motion all-wheel drive system, larger brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels and upgraded sport-tuned suspension.

The special Golf will be offered in both two- and four-door configurations, but only with a manual transmission. ??Special model badging, door sills and front and rear fascia with dual center mounted exhausts set it apart from other models.

Volkswagen enthusiasts have been encouraging VW to bring the Golf R to the U.S. since it went on sale in Europe a year ago.? Volkswagen has sold several other performance models here including the R32 in 2004 and then again for the 2008-2009 model years.? The last R32 sold for about $30,000, however no prices were announced for the 2012 Golf R.

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