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News New MK8 Volkswagen Golf R Crushes 0-100km/h Sprint in 4.4 seconds

New MK8 Volkswagen Golf R Crushes 0-100km/h Sprint in 4.4 seconds

Volkswagen has made its latest MK8 Golf R the fastest and most sophisticated ever


  • This test was done on winter tires on a damp and cold road!

  • North America is still a year away from seeing its first new Golf R.

  • As we know it, this will be the last Golf R ever.


As we all know by now, Volkswagen has committed future automotive development entirely to electric vehicles. But before they put the final nail on the ICE’s coffin, they’ve made sure that these last petrol- and diesel-powered cars will be impressive. This is certainly the case with the all-new Golf R.

Canada and the US will only get the R version of the all-new 8th generation Volkswagen Golf sometime in the 4th quarter of 2021 but we already have all the details, or nearly. Specifically, we’re still months away from pricing however we’ve been told that despite the numerous improvements made to the Golf R, it won’t be that much more expensive than the beloved MK7 R.

According to the specs provided by Volkswagen, the Golf R, with the available 7-speed DSG, hits 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. As quick as that seems, Automann-TV has had the privilege of driving the new car already and put it through its paces. On 19-inch winter tires and on a cold and damp road, they managed a 4.4-second sprint time. This is seriously fast. And it might even be faster…

2022 Volkswagen Golf R: 315-HP, Drift Mode And True Torque Vectoring

We can’t wait to sample this always delightful all-rounder of a compact performance car.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R | Photo: Volkswagen

2022 Volkswagen Golf R | Photo: Volkswagen

2022 Volkswagen Golf R | Photo: Volkswagen

2022 Volkswagen Golf R | Photo: Volkswagen

2022 Volkswagen Golf R | Photo: Volkswagen

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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