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Most powerful Golf yet: Orders open for Golf R

By Dominic Claeys-Jackson
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 14:00

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RAPID: Fastest Golf yet

Order books for Volkswagen’s most powerful production Golf yet, the 300PS Golf R, are now open.

Priced from £29,900 with first deliveries due in March 2014, the Golf R can achieve 0-62mph in 5.3seconds, or 4.9seconds paired with a DSG gearbox.

It is up to 18% more efficient than the outgoing model, with a fuel consumption of 39.8mpg (40.9mph with the DSG) and CO2 emissions of 165g/km.

Visually, the Golf R offers a new front bumper design, with large air inlets, modified radiator grille with ‘R’ logo and daytime running lights.

At the side, there are bespoke body-colour sills, and matt chrome-capped door mirrors.

The standard wheels are 18inch ‘Cadiz’ alloys with 225/40 tyres, while 19inch ‘Pretoria’ alloys are optional.

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