Volkswagen at the 2014 LA Motor Show has unveiled its sportiest Golf R Estate model based on the Golf R hatchback. The Estate model is the combination of the high performance engine with pleasurable drive along with comfortable ride.
Upto the B-pillar, the Estate looks similar to the Golf hatch and its the boot from where Estate differs. The exterior features a new R design bumper, bi-xenon headlights with integrated daytime running lights, a high-gloss black diffuser, ‘aero flaps’ on the D-pillars, cherry-red taillights, four chrome-plated tailpipe trims and LED number plate illumination. Since the car comes under Estate segment, expect a large boot space of 605-litres which can be further extended to 1,620-litres.
Inside the cabin, the Golf R Estate shares its styling cues from Golf hatch. With alcantara upholstery, R logos on the seats & steering wheel and ambient lighting, the car is apt for both commuters and distance travellers.
The Golf R Estate is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine which churns power of 295bhp at 5,500 to 6,200 rpm and peak torque of 380Nm at 1,800 rpm right up to 5,500 rpm. The engine is coupled to six-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) to the permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. With the power distribution across all four wheels, maximum traction and performance is what the car promises.
Talking about the performance, the Golf R Estate can achieve 0 to 50mph (80kmph) in just 3.8 seconds and 0 to 62mph (100kmph) in 5.1 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250kmph). The vehicle is also fuel efficient as it gives 7.0* l/100 km – or 40.4* mpg – equating to CO2 emissions of 163* g/km.
Source : CarDekho