POV test drive video of the new 2018 facelift VW Golf R 4MOTION 2.0 TSI DSG7 with the optional Akrapovic exhaust. The VW Golf R has a 4 cylinder 1.984cc TSI BMT petrol engine that delivers 310hp and 400 Nm of max. torque. The VW Golf R goes from 0-100 km/h in 4,6 sec and has a top speed of 250 km/h. The VW Golf R has 4MOTION four-wheel drive and it has a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission.

Baseprice (in Belgium)


Price as tested


Exterior colour

Deep Black Pearl Effect


black/titanium black/black

Equipment (non-exhaustive)

  • Performance exhaust system Akrapovic
  • performance disk brakes in composite technique
  • Keyles unlocking and locking system and start system
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Park pilot
  • Active info display
  • Sound system “DYNAUDIO Excite”
  • Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC)
  • 4 alloy wheels “PRETORIA BLACk” 8 J x 19
  • Panoramic open roof
  • Travel pack (GPS Discover Media/rear view camera)
  • 5 doors with electric windows in the rear
  • Winter module
  • navigation discover pro

Exhaust sound

Info based on the Belgian model