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Volkswagen has announced its plans to introduce the Golf R Launch Edition in the United States, where pre-orders for the first 500 units will be accepted soon.

The Volkswagen Golf R Launch Edition is getting ready to storm the United States as the first 500 units will be all identical and they will be getting the bi-xenon headlights, the Lapiz Blue Metallic exterior design, the 19-inch Cadiz style aluminum wheels with summer performance tires, Fender audio system, GPS navigation system, DCC adaptive damping system, Park Distance Control and several other tweaks to help them stand out from a crowd.

Power to the Volkswagen Golf R Launch Edition will be provided by a 2.0 liter TSI unit, which is capable of producing no less than 292 HP (217 kW) and 280 Nm (379 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to a 6-speed DSG dual clutch transmission, sending power to the 4Motion AWD system. From 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h), the hot hatch needs just 4.9 seconds and the top speed has been electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). Prices for this car will start from 39,090 USD, once the pre-orders will be accepted, on the 8th of January, without the 820 USD destination and delivery charge.