Hello everyone from the inside of the Golf R! Let’s wake her up! 2016 Golf R… …same car we drove on the track before. We couldn’t shoot a review of it back then… …now we are doing it. The car has been with us for the past two days… Barış and Ata of our crew got pretty excited when they heard that I got the R. They also own VW cars, a Polo and a Golf… …making them two of those VAG people! Anyone can find something to like… in any VW Group car. That’s why people love VWs.When you look at the exterior design… …OK petrolheads like us will notice the bumpers and wheels… …but anyone else will say that this is a Golf. The car has bi-xenons, quad-exhaust, different skirts, chrome-satin mirrors… …19″ wheels with 235 section tires. These are great add-ons for people like us. It also has larger brakes… …I always look at the brakes… …to spot the fake BMW Ms from genuine ones! If the rotors are tiny it means… …the car is just a 520i that looks like an M5! The interior of the Golf R is undeniably… …the tidiest and the highest quality one in all hot-hatches. It may not be the most colorful one……but it definitely feels premium. The combination of piano black and this trim material here is very well. There are some carbon look details here and there… …which are not real carbon fiber. It would be great if it was real CF! All these details add up to the sportiness of the interior… …as well as the 4 Motion logo here. You have the engine start button here… …and a button for drive modes below that. Gear lever looks beautiful with a carbon texture on it. Storage space is sufficient as well. It has a sunglass holder up there, a cubby hole down here… …door pockets are wide enough… …rear living space is sufficient. You can get very comfy in long journeys. It is not the best in class, though.Nissan Pulsar had an enormous legroom, for instance. But this is not bad at all. Way better than the BMW 1. Biggest difference inside the cabin is the steering wheel. It looks very cool, fits your hand like a glove and it’s sized perfectly. There are also paddle shifters which are placed so perfect… …you don’t even need the shifter. Seats are half Alcantara half cloth… …but the cloth is quite different. Seats are very sporty and comfortable at the same time. They support you very well through corners. Driving position is good, too. You can easily find a good
position… …maybe it would be better if I could go a tiny bit lower. You can still manage to find a good driving position anyway. You can get really comfortable on long journeys even though this is a hot-hatch. Armrest is placed perfectly and it is adjustable. It supports your arm perfectly. As for the comfort, the wind isolation is very well.Golf is one of the best on this in the segment. I can easily say this is a very-well isolated car in the hot-hatch segment. The car has 19″ wheels and tires. Even though they are 19 inchers… …the car can handle even short bumps very well. Its ride is not bone-jarring like in the Clio RS. Clio was like a go-kart! Golf R is not like that. You can comfortably drive it for your daily duties. It is equipped with a reverse cam… …it looks clear but there are better ones in the market now. The camera is hidden behind the VW logo on the trunk. You can easily adapt the car to your daily life……so it is exactly like an executive’s car! You can leave work and do some naughty things on your way back home… …you can do long trips with it… …it is fast, has four wheel drive, it is safe and comfortable. This is not a hardcore sports car. It is not a Focus RS or a Leon Cupra. A 2.0 liter engine code named EA888 powers the car. It produces 300 BHP and 380 Nm of torque. It makes that torque figure between 1900 and 5500 rpm. It produces 300 BHP at 5500 rpm. It can rev up to around 6500. But it doesn’t make much power after 6500.The unit packs a huge potential… …and you do feel it. You know all those modified Golf Rs with 600-700 BHP. The engine has the potential for that. The unit is very flexible… …and turbo lag is pretty much non-existent. Modern turbocharged engines… …feel much like naturally aspirated units! So what’s different than the GTI’s engine in this one? It has a different head, different pistons, different turbo and injectors… …different exhaust valves and has a different ECU tune resulting in 300 BHP. It has a 6-speed DSG with wet clutches… …I like this version of DSG more than the one with 7 speeds. Initial throttle response is great… …whereas the 7 speeds have a delay at that. It’s reactions and speed is very good. You remember our drag video of this car and the Focus RS… …Golf R won the race even though it lacks 50 horsepower. I was driving the Focus.We’ve received lots of messages saying that the Golf
must be tuned! It is not! It had 1000 kilometers on the clock that day… …it was a stock Golf R just like it is right now. The gearbox works perfect. It works with no loss. DSG shifted up and went away while I was trying to shift up in the Focus. The car can go to 100 from standstill in 4.9 seconds with the launch control… ESP is off, I am in Race mode… …full throttle and my foot is on the brake… …it holds the revs at 4000 and… 100! It can stop as well as it goes. It has 340 mm discs up front and 310 mm ones at the back.Clio RS had 310s up front! Braking performance is quite impressive. The car is a great performer. But you get used to it! You’ll get used to it in one week! Now this will lead us to the drive and handling of the R! Golf R has a Haldex four wheel drive system. It has a Haldex 5 system. It works really well. You can never get the car off the road! No matter what you do the car just grips.It has an XDS+ diff up front… …which acts as a limited-slip diff using the brakes… …and it works quite fine! These are great features. This car is also equipped with adaptive chassis control – DCC. You can set it to Race or Comfort and you do feel the changes. Especially the Race mode does lots of changes to the car’s behavior. Other modes do not change much though. I couldn’t really felt anything through the other modes. Throttle response changes and the car gets softer in comfort mode… There are nice pop sounds coming from the exhaust! The car simply obeys everything you throw at it! You’d expect it to understeer in some situations but it never does! The drive is… To have some fun with this car, guys… …you have to really step on it. You can feel the four wheel drive system working only if you really step hard on the car. Other than that the car just turns like its on rails.It slides only when you do a gigantic weight transfer and even then it sslides on all four wheels! You cannot get the rear end out easily like in the Focus RS or in an EVO. EVO or the Focus RS has that funny side all the time. In this one, you have to do some pretty scary things to have fun… …and you have to be an experienced driver. EVO and the RS inspires confidence while doing all that This one gives confidence as well but it takes away the fun doing so. You get the enjoyment everytime in the other cars. Fuel economy… I could manage 9.3 liters per 100 km… …with an average speed of
27 km/h… …and a very calm driving style in the city. I drove like that for 50 kilometers. When you step on the gas the average goes up to 14-15 liters. You can even see 20 liters if you do track days. I’d say you’ll get an average consumption of 12 liters on the long run. Focus RS’s average was around 15-16 liters.It was a bit heavier than this…..this weighs at 1515 kilos while Focus was around 1600. So this is a bit more economical than the competition. I’d say the realistic figure would be 12 liters. As a conclusion… Golf R feels very safe…..grips like nothing else…..it may not put a smile on your face the way the Focus RS does…..but this is a very serious machine. It can do great things on a track. I liked it. I must thank Berkay, the owner of the car, for handing us the keys for two days. That’s all for now, guys. I think it was an exciting video! Support us, share our videos…..and let’s make the channel the greatest! Love all of you! See you! I’ll spend some more time with the Golf! I think that was a jump! I’ll do that again! .