With a more powerful special edition, VW Golf R celebrates 20 years.

VW Golf R 20 Years Edition – Overview

Although 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.

Here are the major highlights:

  • 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.
VW Golf R 20 Years Edition
VW Golf R 20 Years Edition

It will release an Mk 8 Golf R 20 Years edition to commemorate the occasion with the expected anniversary-edition changes and a power bump for the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four.

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

The Golf R 20 Years’ engine has been tweaked to produce 329 horsepower, up from 315 horsepower in the US-spec car.

Emotion Start is another option that revs the engine to 2500 rpm when you start the vehicle, essentially merely to make more noise.

VW Golf R 20 Years Edition
VW Golf R 20 Years Edition

A “20” logo on the B-pillar, lighting that project a “20 R” logo onto the ground, a redesigned spoiler, and blue trim for the wheels, mirror caps, and seats are modest changes.

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 a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four was used in the Mk 6, Mk 7, and Mk 8 variants.

VW Golf R 20 Years Edition
VW Golf R 20 Years Edition

VW said it would reveal more information on the Golf R 20 Years in the United States later, as it will arrive a few months after the European model.

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VW Golf R 20 Years Edition
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