Archive for the ‘VW Golf R’ Category

Why Are There So Many Different Volkswagen Golf Models?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving fast through city

The name “Golf” has a long history with the Volkswagen brand. Even though it all started with just one model back in the seventies, it has since grown into a global identity. Its name has spawned five different models, making it the largest vehicle family from the German automaker. Read on to see how many different forms the Volkswagen Golf currently takes.


What’s the difference between the Golf GTI and Golf R?

Monday, February 11th, 2019
2019 Volkswagen Golf R parked on a dark street

2019 VW Golf GTI VS 2019 VW Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf family has plenty of hatchbacks for shoppers to choose from, including the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R. Because both vehicles are similarly-named hatchbacks with sportier drivability than the norm in this segment, some drivers confuse or conflate the two. If you’re curious about the differences between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, continue reading. We’ve highlighted all the major differences and similarities that drivers should know. (more…)

What Volkswagen models come with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive? 

Monday, December 31st, 2018
front view of vw atlas

Having all-wheel drive is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Whether you live in a wintery climate or just want to have an extra sense of security, all-wheel drive is an excellent option to have. If you’re a Volkswagen shopper, you might be wondering what vehicles can even be equipped with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive. We’ll give you a hint—no, the Beetle does not come available with AWD. Check out what vehicles can have 4MOTION® AWD below.  (more…)

VW introduces new Spektrum Program for the Golf R

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
2019 Volkswagen Golf R Viper Green

What is the Volkswagen Spektrum Program?

We often talk about color options here at Carter Volkswagen, and we have to admit that for Volkswagen and most brands, your options tend to focus on practical selections. For quirkier models like the VW Beetle, you may find special edition selections, but most other vehicles are offered in just a few standard colors. These are usually shades of black, white, silver, red and blue. Take a look at the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R as an example. Standard color options include Oryx White, Deep Black Pearl, Tornado Red, Laipz Blue Metallic and Indium Gray Metallic. What if you want more options than these? This is where the Spektrum Program comes in. (more…)

Is the Volkswagen Golf R going to have more horsepower than the Ford Focus RS?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Rear end of the 2018 VW Golf R

Next-generation 2020 VW Golf R Horsepower

For quite a long time, Volkswagen hasn’t had competition against the Golf, let alone its performance hatchbacks. Many automakers simply thought that sedans were preferable over hatchback counterparts. With crossovers and SUVs taking over the market, it only became a matter of time before other brands came to realize that these cars are a solid choice for single drivers who live active lifestyles. Though the 292-horsepower 2018 VW Golf R is certainly no slouch, it now competes against models like the 2018 Ford Focus RS. So what will the next-generation VW Golf R offer in 2020? (more…)

How Much Horsepower Does the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Have?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Hold on to your hats, folks! The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is about to hit dealerships any day now and with it comes pure, unadulterated power that sends shivers down your spine. Take a look below as we explore the performance features of the new Golf R and see why Volkswagen enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the minutes until they can get behind the wheel of this impressive machine.


Automobile Magazine Names the VW Golf R a “2016 All-Star”

Monday, April 11th, 2016
2016 Volkswagen Golf R: Automobile Magazine All-Star

2016 Volkswagen Golf R: Automobile Magazine “All-Star”

With its combination of turbocharged performance, impressive versatility and sporty hatchback design, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R offers an outstanding choice for a high-performance compact car. The 2016 Golf R recently was named to Automobile’s “2016 All-Star” list. Automobilea leading automotive lifestyle print and online magazine, selects exceptional vehicles each year to its prestigious list based on style, class, importance and desirability. In recognizing the Golf R, the magazine commended it for its “practicality and punch.”  (more…)