2023 VW Golf R

2023 Models Available To Order

Practical yet far from boring.

The new 2023 Jetta is German-engineered to deliver more power, new technology, and iconic style on the road.

Download our 2023 Golf R Buyer’s Guide

What’s New?

  • Connectivity – USB-C PD @ 45W: faster wired charging for compatible devices
  • Interior – Centre console in high gloss


A genuine Golf R

Aggressive front end

  • Mirror caps in matte chrome
  • Aggressive front with R specific bumper design
  • R logo, blue radiator trim, and LED light line
  • Large air intakes with newly designed radiator grille

A genuine Golf R

High tech components and powerful rear end

  • Standard 19″ “Estoril” wheels
  • Larger brakes with cross-drilled front rotors, blue brake calipers with R logo
  • Body lowered by 20mm /0.8in.
  • Two-piece rear spoiler for greater downforce
  • R specific bumper design
  • R specific diffuser in high-gloss black
  • R specific door still extensions in body colour

Golf R Interior:

High quality materials

Exclusive features

  • Touch sensitive multi-functional sport steering wheel
  • Pedals and footrest in brushed stainless steel
  • Specific decorative inserts and contrast stitching in blue
  • Driving profile selection with modular driving, dynamics controller optional Drift Mode and optional ‘Special’ profile (Nürburgring Mode)
  • Premium sport seats with R specific Nappa leather seating surfaces

R button

R-Perfomance steering wheel

  • R button to directly select the driving profiles or directly switch to race mode
  • R specific shift paddles (DSG)
  • Blue contrast stitching
  • Blue steering wheel clasp
  • Heated steering wheel

Other R features:

R Performance

Ready for the track


  • More downforce – Larger rear spoiler that this open towards the rood (extra downforce on the rear axle)
  • Plenty of stick – 19″ high-performance summer tires
  • Two additional driving modes – Torque vectoring in combination with driving dynamics manager and two additional driving profiles. “Special” (Nürburgring Mode) and “Drift”

R Drive System:

Pure performance and power

EA888evo4 2.0L TSI I4

  • Short shift times, shorter gearing with adapted shift points
  • Optimized fuel consumption and efficiency
  • Manual transmission standard for NAR
  • 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission with new shift-by-wire transmission plus R specific performance curve

Torque vectoring

Excellent driving precision and controlled drifts

  • Excellent driving dynamics and improved driving stability
  • Torque vectoring distributes rear driving force between the outer and inner wheels between 0 and 100% during cornering (max. locking effects)


Performance and driving pleasure

The most fun Golf R ever!

  • Specific application of the steering system
  • Even more direct steering response
  • More linear yaw response even at high speed – more playful!
  • Great steering feedback
  • New all-wheel-drive concept with torque vectoring on the rear axle
  • Performance-optimized vehicle dynamics manager
  • Larger-sized brake system with new application
  • Optimized aerodynamics

To learn more about our new 2023 VW models,

email us at vwsales@owasco.com

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