Hatchback is always hot and favorable – and that’s what 2023 VW Golf R is trying to prove. The first generation was introduced not more than 2 decades ago, when VW launched the very first Golf R32 which combined the classic hatchback and performance ride with its VR6 engine (with 3.2 liter capacity) and sophisticated all-wheel driving system. And today, the company introduces the 4th generation of the R – still loyal to the same formula. Naturally, there would be improvements and developments made to the ride, and it should be exciting to see what they are.
2023 VW Golf R: The Upcoming Updates
The new Golf R would be available in American dealership next year, which means that it can be available at the late of 2023 or very early in 2023. For the new model, the Golf R will have new power with its 315 hp of power and with new all-wheel 4Motion® driving system.
There are also other technologies that will pamper the drivers – ever than before. To make it more appealing, there would be Drift driving mode. How cool is that?
Engine and Performance
One thing that makes the 2023 VW Golf R appealing and promising is the four cylinder turbocharged engine with 2.0 liter capacity, making it one of the strongest and most powerful VW hot hatch ever produced. With 315 hp of power and 310 Nm of torque, these numbers have proven how the new VW is strong and tough.
Such a strong arrangement is paired with auto dual-clutch 7-speed transmission or with the manual 6-speed transmission, the hatchback is able to reach 62 mph within 4.7 seconds with top speed reaching up to 155 mph.
Technologies and Improvements
However, the new Golf R is built with better performance. It has better all-around performance and cornering trait for improved ability. The 4Motion, for instance, is able to shift power and tract between the rear and front axles, but also between the right and left wheels.
In the previous model, the system keeps it 50:50 mode for the side to side, but the new technology has enabled it to direct power 100% to the wheel for outside corner, which is functional to improve agility as well as reducing understeer.
Such a performance is because of the new VDM – Vehicle Dynamics Manager – which is responsible for monitoring each corner of Golf R and providing the adjustments needed by the vehicle. It is able to link the electronic differentials, the steering, brakes, transmission, adaptive suspension, and all-wheel driving system.
Thanks to this technology, the car is able to ‘sense’ whether it enters oversteer or understeer to make adjustments to the driving performance. The smart technology enables it to ‘detect’ how much power need for the brake or response – whether to apply brake (on individual wheel) or shift power delivery.
If everything claimed as it is, the new Golf R would be coming with better performance and improvement. It means that the new 2023 VW Golf R would have a nice blend of technology and versatility that makes driving experience more fun and enjoyable.