Who is the fastest member of the family?

September 12th, 2018 by

What is the fastest VW Golf model?

The roster of vehicles that make up the latest generation of the Volkswagen Golf family is as impressive as anything else offered in the class – if not more so. With so many options inside of the 2018 VW Golf family, a lot of questions regarding the finer details come to us almost daily, the Spitzer Volkswagen sales team wants to step in and answer one of the most common, what is the fastest VW Golf model? In order to keep things simple, our team wants to identify the two top-performing models as quickly as possible, the Golf GTI and Golf R.

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How quick is the 2018 Golf GTI?

By no stretch of the imagination should the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI be considered a slow or plodding hatchback. The four-door Golf GTI comes in three trims: S, SE and Autobahn. All of them use the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and can either be attached to a dual-clutch six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Regardless of how a driver changes gears, the 2018 Golf GTI is able to produce 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Given the lightweight nature of the new GTI, this should be more than enough power for spirited acceleration.

2018 Golf R performance specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is the undisputed champion of the Golf family when it comes to performance. In fact, the 2018 Golf R is the most powerful version of the Golf to ever be sold to American buyers. This version of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R also uses a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine like the GTI. However, the Golf R makes 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This is a pretty significant boost in performance over its GTI sibling. Additionally, the Golf R comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment and offers a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic as an available option.

If you would like to schedule a test drive with either the 2018 Golf GTI or the 2018 Golf R, contact the Spitzer Volkswagen showroom today.

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