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there might be faster boy out there, but they lack the and sophistication of the R32. And there be more luxurious hatchbacks and from some rival but they don’t have the and race-bred technology of the R32.

‘R’ is Volkswagen’s high label and the moniker under former sports car racer Nissen runs Volkswagen the company’s motorsport operation has an RD and administration facility within the Head Office in Wolfsburg and just down the road in

Nissen masterminded Volkswagen victory in this year’s rally.

For a while the Golf R32 was the ‘R’ derivative in Australia, but now you can get an R36 Passat and an R50 Touareg.

As one Volkswagen expert put it: “ models are everything Volkswagen done all at once”.

Under The

Car Showroom spent a week a five-door R32 with the DSG twin-clutch automatic transmission. The glorious V6 engine delivers 184kW/320Nm and all four wheels via Volkswagen’s all-wheel-drive system.

Zero to 100 takes just 6.2 seconds.

As this R32 model retails for Entry to the Golf R32 club is the six-speed manual which has a tag of $55,490.

Volkswagen’s technological is breathtaking and in our minds, two things set the Golf R32 apart from hot hatches.

Firstly the latest of Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive which is governed by a Haldex wet coupling. Unlike rival Torsen differentials, the Haldex can be controlled electronically and this Volkswagen to harmonise that with the ABS anti-lock brakes, Control, Electronic Differential and Electronic Stabilisation Program. an all-encompassing control system like those used in One until the end of 2007.

Secondly the engine turn the key and it idles (just like an F1 car is no ‘start-up/fire-up’it just runs). And those twin central-mounted it sounds just awesome.

is a MacPherson strut front end and a four-link rear designed for all-wheel-drive ride/handling.

The Interior

A standout for the Golf R32 — seats are leather offerings and just fine. There’s a ‘D’-shaped leather-bound steering (adjustable for rake and reach) and pedals which all combine to a super driving positions. there’s lots of R32 badges and look trim material.

The paddle-shifters for manual gear are beautifully-finished small aluminium which are a work of art.

it’s the Golf as we know it control on the left stalk and convenient and it must be said a mundane 10-speaker sound

Rain sensing wipers and the home function for the headlights are touches.


With its Zolder 18-inch alloy lowered ride height and hatchlid spoiler, the Golf R32 shout “Boy Racer, Me Now” this is a sophisticated hot hatch and it’s styling is crafted. Sure there’s the odd bit of on the grille and an R badge here or but subtlety is what Volkswagen is on with the R rangeleave the loud/flashy to someone else.

On The Road

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This is the benchmark, where the bar is at. a threesome high-tech, high-performance and all geared for drivers to enjoy.

levels and turn-in are staggering, as are and braking all accompanied by the symphony of the V6 through those twin

We actually did some standing runs with the windows just so we could hear the V6 as it through the gear changes in seconds thanks to the DSG ‘box its thing.


The world’s hot hatch deserves to have navigation as standard not a $2,500 The same system as the Volkswagen with the guidance system camera would be perfect

The standard Golf is not overly in the rear seat and there are no cures with the R32 variant. under six or seven are fine else wouldn’t appreciate a journey back there.


On performance, technology, and driving dynamics the Golf R32 is the hottest hatch. It wins too in area not normally associated Volkswagen value-for-money. With the Car juniors aged only and five, we’d have an R32 in our right now, today, any it right there thank-you much!!

The tree-hugging, greenie would not be pleased, but hey we’d be fun every time we started wonderful V6.

The Competition

This is the R32 is a ‘segment-straddler’ to use car-selling jargon. for out and out fire-breathing performance, you would at the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo but it lacks the refinement, quality feel and the is a long way behind the R32 for quality of and the rest. And to compare specifications on a playing field you would to go to the TC-SST EVO which carries a RRP of against the R32’s $59,490.

Same with the Impreza STI which is a bit better on the dollars and at $64,990.

We would venture to the R32 actually gives the BMW M3 coupe a run for its and we look forward to testing an M3

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