FRANKFURT: Volkswagen Golf R32 & R36

By Automobile Magazine - August 26, 2005
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Like the old VW Golf R32, this new version has 4Motion all-wheel drive. The 3.2-liter V-6 in the R32 makes 247 hp and is mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a DSG dual-clutch manu-matic. VW claims a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0-to-62-mph time of 6.5 seconds for the manual and 6.2 seconds for the DSG-equipped car. The car looks the part, with eighteen-inch wheels and tires and a subtle body kit, while the interior gets aggressive sport seats and aluminum-faced pedals. If this model makes it here, it will arrive in 2007 as an '08 model. It will likely be badged R36--thanks to the new 3.6-liter V-6 from the Passat--and have between 280 and 300 hp. Since VW sold 5000 of the previous generation R32s with little or no marketing effort, the company is keen to bring the updated version to the U.S. in 2007 as an '08 model.
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