Volkswagen Golf R prices announced for US image

The most powerful Volkswagen hatchback sold on the overseas auto market, the Golf R, can now be bought by the Americans for the price of 33.900 USD, packing 256 horsepower from a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and not the famous 3.2 liter VR6 like older Golf R32 models.

The Volkswagen of America has just announced the prices for the new Golf R which, starting at $33.900 for the entry-level, but higher models in the lineup, carrying sunroof and navigation system, will be available for 35.490 USD for the three-door, while the five-door version costs $36.090.

According to the German automaker, the newest Golf R is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is delivering 256 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 6 horsepower compared to the 2008 R32 with its famous VR6 unit placed under the hood.

Volkswagen says that the new Golf R can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds and its top speed has been electronically limited at 130 mph or 209 km/h.

The European version of the Golf R is delivering 270 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb-ft) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) in 5.7 seconds (5.5 with the DSG) and its top speed has been limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).