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Volkswagen Golf R Celebrates 20th Anniversary With More Powerful Special Edition



To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the R-badged hot-hatch vehicles, VW has released a new version of the Golf R.

The Golf R 20 Years boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that produces 329 horsepower.

VW claims that a variant of this vehicle will be available in the United States, but it will not be identical.

Despite the fact that the Golf R hasn’t been around as long as the GTI, Volkswagen has been producing hot hatchbacks with R badges for the past 20 years.

To commemorate the occasion, it will release a Mk 8 Golf R 20 Years edition with the expected anniversary-edition changes as well as a power bump for the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four.

The model seen here is for the European market, but a VW spokeswoman told C/D that a slightly different U.S. version will arrive later.

The Golf R 20 Years’ engine is tuned to produce 329 horsepower, an increase of 14 hp over the U.S.-spec car’s 315 hp.

There’s also a feature called Emotion Start that revs the engine to 2500 rpm when you start up the car—basically just to create more noise.

Visual tweaks are subtle and include a “20” badge on the B-pillar, lights that project a “20 R” logo onto the ground, a different spoiler, and blue trim for the wheels, mirror caps, and seats.

The R32, based on the two-door Mk 4 hatchback, was the first R-badged Golf, and it featured a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter VR6 engine.

The six-cylinder engine was retained in the Mk 5 R32, but turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-fours were used in the Mk 6, Mk 7, and Mk 8 variants.

VW said it would reveal more information on the Golf R 20 Years in the United States at a later date, as it will arrive a few months after the European model. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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