If you want to be the first on the block for a new Golf R (and given all the love various magazines/tv shows and friends have given it back over in Europe, why would you not), VW are giving you the opportunity to put your $500 down to reserve your spot at the top of the list. The pre-order will go live on VW.com/GolfR on January 8th for the first 500 cars.
These first Golf R models will be identical: the topline Golf R with DCC® & Nav and the six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission. All the cars will be painted in Lapiz Blue Metallic and feature the 292 horsepower 2.0-liter TSI® engine; 19-inch “Cadiz” aluminum-alloy wheels and summer performance tires; 4Motion® all-wheel drive; Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights; DCC® adaptive damping system; Park Distance Control; a navigation system; and the Fender® Premium Audio System. The Golf R with DCC & Nav has a starting MSRP of $39,090, plus $820 destination and delivery charge.
These first 500 owners will receive an exclusive, numbered Volkswagen Driver Gear R accessory kit, which consists of:
- An exclusive, serialized Volkswagen R watch
- A serialized carbon fiber and stainless steel keychain
- A serialized and VIN-specific certificate
There will only be 500 of these Volkswagen R accessory kits ever made available to customers, and these will be serialized to match the VINs of the Golf R pre-Order vehicles.
Personally if I was getting one (although I’m pretty sure I’m not) I’d hold off for the 6 months or so to get my hands on the manual version, but I’m sure either version will put plenty of smiles on your face.