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  • 2012 Golf R test numbers from Insideline - 14.4@97.2

    The Golf R is definitely a cool little hatch that attempts to fill the void left by the absence of the R32. The car has a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 with a horsepower boost to 256. It also gets all wheel drive and a 6-speed manual. The 3407 pound curb weight is not terrible and the all wheel drive is not a huge weight penalty adding roughly 100 pounds. 14.4@97.2 by Insideline for the manual version is certainly respectable but a DSG would be quicker. We wish VW would offer the trans in the USA with the Golf R already.

    Vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

    Odometer: 3,816
    Date: 4/24/2012
    Driver: Mike Monticello
    Price: $34,760 (base price)

    Specifications:
    Drive Type: Front engine, all-wheel drive
    Transmission Type: Six-speed manual
    Engine Type: Turbocharged inline-4
    Displacement (cc/cu-in): 1,984/121
    Redline (rpm): 6,500
    Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 256 @ 6,000
    Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 243 @ 2,400
    Brake Type (front): 13.6-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
    Brake Type (rear): 12.2-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers
    Suspension Type(front): Independent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
    Suspension Type (rear): Independent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
    Tire Size (front): 225/40R 18 (92H)
    Tire Size (rear): 225/40R 18 (92H)
    Tire Brand: Pirelli
    Tire Model: P Zero Nero All Season
    Tire Type: Asymmetrical all-season
    As tested Curb Weight (lb): 3,407

    Test Results:

    Acceleration
    0-30 (sec): 2.2 (3.1 w/ TC on)
    0-45 (sec): 4.0 (5.2 w/ TC on)
    0-60 (sec): 6.2 (7.8 w/ TC on)
    0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 6.0 (7.4 w/ TC on)
    0-75 (sec): 8.7 (10.3 w/ TC on)
    1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 14.4 @ 97.2 (15.5 @ 95.2 w/ TC on)


    This article was originally published in forum thread: 2012 Golf R test numbers from Insideline - 14.4@97.2 started by Sticky View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jspirate Click here to enlarge
      I like the tunability of the TSI. You can get a little more out of it...
      Conflicting opinions it seems but most people are saying this motor is crap for whatever reason.
    1. SSO95's Avatar
      SSO95 -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Good point. We really should just have the option.
      Yeah I agree. I still think this is a perfect daily. See 17 year olds aren't always douchers Sticky Click here to enlarge
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Not always.
    1. jspirate's Avatar
      jspirate -
      Well, I hate to quote Arin and come off like an APR fanboi, but here it is. Its just that simple.

      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Arin@APR Click here to enlarge
      TSI, hands down.

      Less problems.

      More power.

      Cheaper to modify.
      LINK
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jspirate Click here to enlarge
      Well, I hate to quote Arin and come off like an APR fanboi, but here it is. Its just that simple.


      LINK
      You don't come off like a fanboy for that.
    1. fastgti69's Avatar
      fastgti69 -
      I'm a fanboy, but that's only cause they're the $#@!.