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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Pre-Orders Begin Soon

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/22/2014 Jason Udy

When pricing for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf was announced, the automaker indicated that the first 500 examples would be offered for pre-order ahead of the hot hatch’s early 2015 release. Now, Volkswagen has announced details of the pre-order process.

Beginning January 8, interested parties can reserve one of the first 500 Mark-7 Golf R models at VW.com/GolfR with a $500 deposit, which goes toward the car purchase. Each of the first 500 models will be an identically configured top-of-the-line 2015 Volkswagen Golf R with DCC & Nav and the six-speed DSG finished in Lapiz Blue Metallic. The loaded Golf R model features Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, 19-inch Cadiz alloy wheels with summer performance tires, a DCC adaptive damping system, Park Distance Control, a Fender Premium Audio System, and navigation. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R with DCC & Nav and the six-speed DSG is priced at $39,910.

All 2015 Volkswagen Golf R models are powered by the automaker’s turbocharged 2.0-liter EA888 TSI I-4 engine with 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Although the initial 500 examples will feature Volkswagen’s six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission, a six-speed manual will also be available. The automaker’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system is standard on all 2015 Gold R models. Volkswagen claims the 2015 Golf R with DSG can hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and is governed at 155 mph. In our testing, a European-spec 2015 Volkswagen Golf R with the six-speed manual reached 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and finished the quarter-mile in 13.5 seconds at 101.3 mph.

Additionally, the first 500 2015 Volkswagen Golf R models will also come with some exclusive serialized accessories matched to the vehicles’ VIN numbers including a Volkswagen R watch, carbon fiber and stainless steel keychain, and VIN-specific certificate.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Front Three Quarter In Motion 1© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Front Three Quarter In Motion 1

After the initial run, a base 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will also be available for $37,415. That model comes sans the DCC and navigation, front and rear Park Distance Control, the Fender audio system, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Source: Volkswagen

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