2008 Volkswagen Golf

2008 Volkswagen Golf Review

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Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The lower and wider stance of the new R32 that debuted at the 2005 Frankfurt show is more than exterior decoration; it communicates that this is the fastest-ever Golf. Subtle changes from the stock GTI include twenty-spoke, eighteen-inch wheels, larger air intakes, unobtrusive sill profiles, and a new rear apron shaped around a pair of large-diameter, mid-mounted tailpipes. Power is courtesy of Volkswagen's transversely mounted, narrow-angle VR6. Normally aspirated, the 3.2-liter unit in European cars needs 6300 rpm to muster 247 hp, with maximum torque of 236 lb-ft available between 2800 and 3200 rpm. But since Americans haven't received even the GTI, don't look for this ber-Golf until late 2007 as a 2008 model. Our reward for the long wait should be the Passat's 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6, which will necessitate a badge change to R36.

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