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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Starts at $37,415

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/19/2014 Alex Nishimoto
2015 Volkswagen Golf R Starts at $37,415

Though it's unknown if we'll ever see the recently announced Golf R wagon on our shores, pricing for the U.S.-bound hatchback model has been announced. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R starts at $37,415 including $820 destination.

That price gets you a base Golf R with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive. Bi-xenon headlights with LED turn signals come standard, as does a 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite radio capability, heated front seats, ambient lighting, Bluetooth connectivity, VW Car-Net connected services, hands-free keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, a 12-way power driver's seat, and a rearview camera. 2015 Volkswagen Golf R© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

The 2015 Golf R with DCC and Nav starts at $39,910, and includes VW's DCC adaptive damping system, a navigation system, Fender premium audio system, front and rear Park Distance Control, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The standard Golf R gets 18-inch wheels, but 19-inchers are available. The U.S. will only get the four-door hatch version of the Golf R. All U.S.-spec Golf R models are powered by VW's turbocharged EA888 2.0-liter I-4, which makes 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque -- an increase of 36 hp and 37 lb-ft over the outgoing model. VW's 4Motion all-wheel drive system with Haldex coupling comes standard, as does a launch control feature for the DSG transmission. Unlike the previous Golf R, the 2015 model's ESC Sport stability control system can be defeated for track driving.

We speculated that the Mark-7 version of the Golf R would cost more than the outgoing model's sticker price of around $35,000, and the markup seems to be a moderate one. The first 500 2015 Golf R hatchbacks can be pre-ordered ahead of the model's launch in the first quarter of 2015.

Source: Volkswagen

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