U.S. – VW Golf R to get manual transmission too image

Volkswagen will be introducing a manual transmission for the Golf R hot hatch once the model will be arriving at dealerships.

The Volkswagen Golf R was said to be offered exclusively with a 6-speed double clutch gearbox in the United States, but fans of manual transmissions will be glad to find out that the carmaker will also be offering a manual option. The announcement hasn’t been made by VW and it is part of a report published by Car and Driver. According to our source, the 6-speed manual transmission will be offered in the United States too.

Adding the manual option to the VW Golf R will lower its price by 1,100 USD, as the current automatic version is priced from 37,415 USD. The bad part is that the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration will be “dropped” by half a second compared to the DSG, which means that the manual will sprint in approximately 5.5 seconds and the manual will also be less economical than the DSG. Power to the Golf R will be provided by the same 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine, with 292 HP (218 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. AWD system is available too.