Hot new Golf R estate will arrive in the UK next spring, and comes with the same 2.0-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine as the hatchback
20 November 2014

The fourth-generation Volkswagen Golf R line-up has been extended with the launch of a rapid new estate model.

Revealed at the Los Angeles motor show, the Golf R estate is slated for UK delivery next spring. Power comes from the same turbocharged 2.0-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine as the existing three- and five-door hatchback versions of the Golf R.

With 296bhp and 380lb ft of torque, it drives through a standard six-speed dual shift gearbox and multi-plate clutch four-wheel drive system to provide the Golf R estate with an official 0-62mph time of 5.1sec and limited 155mph top speed along with combined fuel consumption of 40.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 163g/km.

Load capacity increases by 262-litres over the five-door Golf R, at 605 litres, extending to 1620 litres when the rear seats are folded away.

The car has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring in various guises this year, with the project reputedly given the green light due to the flexibility of the R badge compared to other VW offerings like the GTI line-up.

See what happened when we pitted the regular Golf R hatchback against the Seat Leon Cupra 280 in the video below.

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27 March 2014
I can barely contain my excitement. I can bet it will better than those silly old audi' estates. VW forever...!!!!

27 March 2014
In Tornado Red, on those wheels. You have until 2016 to make this a reality VW (when my current car is due to be changed). Keep it close £30K and the money is yours!!

18 November 2014
CornishGreg wrote:

In Tornado Red, on those wheels. You have until 2016 to make this a reality VW (when my current car is due to be changed). Keep it close £30K and the money is yours!!

Judging by their price list the R will be around £32k without options, of which you'll need many. So lets say £35-37k.

I personally like fast estates, they have a certain Q car kudos. Ever since the first bright blue RS4. I wish Renault produced a Megane Sport Tourer Cup. It's a great little estate and with the RS Cup chassis would be pretty mazing. A missed trick I think there. This might just be the most desirable Golf7 in the range. The lower powered versions have archaic suspension and the larger engined non sporty ones too slow and expensive to justify the buy. The GTi is made solely for mid 30s marketing managers it seems.

27 March 2014
Next we will be getting a VW hearse R taking on the nurburgring.

27 March 2014
.....the fast estate car thing....why is it so popular....?

23 May 2014
steveaudi wrote:

.....the fast estate car thing....why is it so popular....?

Well, estate is good because you can fit lots of stuff in, and fast is good axiomatically.

23 May 2014
Sporky McGuffin wrote:
steveaudi wrote:

.....the fast estate car thing....why is it so popular....?

Well, estate is good because you can fit lots of stuff in, and fast is good axiomatically.

What's not to like, a true all purpose car, fast and practical. And imo so much cooler than the hatch.

27 March 2014
Can't wait, I will expect my photocopier engineer to be on site half an hour earlier when he gets this.

18 November 2014
The Apprentice wrote:

Can't wait, I will expect my photocopier engineer to be on site half an hour earlier when he gets this.

I'm almost a photocopier engineer (I fix DesignJets printers) and I wouldn't be buying this. As someone else has said, the GTD would be more suited with the amount of miles we do

13 May 2014
me and my dog would love one of these. probably especially me.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left

 

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