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Performance Review: Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG - [2017]

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Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG - [2017]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2017 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1984 cc (121.0 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 7 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 155 mph (249.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 292 bhp (217 kW) @ 5400 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1499 kgs (3304 lbs)
  • Torque: 280 lb-ft (379.6 Nm) @ 1800 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.98 secs @ 97.8 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 194.7 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 186.7 lb-ft
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Volkswagen-VW Golf Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG is the 7 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2017. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport 8.0L W16 Quad Turbo and the 2018 Bugatti Divo 8.0L W16 64 Valve Turbo.This particular Volkswagen-VW Golf has a 1984cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged - [2013] image

Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged

The Golf shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged and the 2011 BAC Mono 280bhp. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Golf's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1499 kgs (3304 lbs) this makes the Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG in the same weight category as the 2021 Ferrari 812 Competizione 6.5L V12 or the give or take 50kg.

Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition - [2021] image

The Volkswagen-VW Golf shares the same bhp with the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (306 bhp)

In terms of power the 1984cc 16V St4 engine produces 292 bhp (217 kW) @ 5400 rpm similar to the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (306 bhp) or the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp).

The Turbo St4 throws out 280 lb-ft (379.6 Nm) @ 1800 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (295 lb-ft) or the 2020 Audi TT S Turbo 50 TFSI (295 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Volkswagen-VW Golf you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Porsche 968 3.0 Turbo S - [1993] image

The 1993 Porsche 968 3.0 Turbo S (219.7 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Volkswagen-VW Golf.

The Volkswagen-VW Golf has a Power to weight ratio of 194.7 bhp per ton and 186.7 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2017 Golf competing with the 1993 Porsche 968 3.0 Turbo S (219.7 bhp per ton) or the 2004 Lotus Elise 111R (219.7 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Volkswagen-VW Golf generating around 186.7 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2014 Peugeot 308 GT 2.0 Blue HDI 180 (211.4 lb-ft per ton) or the 1964 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS 283 V8 Turbo Fire (211.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.7 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.9 secs, this made the Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG as fast as the 2020 KIA Stinger GT 3.3 V6 Turbo AWD (4.7 secs) the 2020 KIA Stinger GT2 3.3 V6 Turbo (4.7 secs) the 2020 KIA Stinger GT 3.3 V6 Turbo (4.7 secs) the or the 2019 Audi A4 S4 TDI 3.0 V6 (4.7 secs). This Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG is also faster than the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (4.8 secs) the 2020 Audi TT S Turbo 50 TFSI (4.8 secs) the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan 6.7 V12 Turbo (4.8 secs) the and the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 (4.8 secs).

Porsche Boxster 3.2 S 260 - [1999] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Golf and the 1999 Porsche Boxster 3.2 S 260

When talking about the performance of the Volkswagen-VW Golf on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.98 secs @ 97.8 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1999 Porsche Boxster 3.2 S 260 (13.92 secs), the 1992 BMW 5 Series M5 E34 (13.94 secs), and the 1965 Ford Mustang Hardtop 289 4.7 V8 (13.96 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2017 version of the Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG has a maximum speed of 155mph.

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Top Speed of the 2017 Golf equals the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (166 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo DSG then how about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (166 mph), the 1991 Alpine A610 3.0 V6 (166 mph), or the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 6.4 V8 392 (167 mph).

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