Volkswagen Golf R32 (Mk5)
Thanks to high demand, Volkswagen opted for full-scale production of the R The Mk5 R32 was the world's first production car to provide an option for a direct shift gearbox DSG automatic transmission.
In Septemberthe Golf Mk5 R32 entered production. The 3. It is unlocked differently in the game:. It is better all-round than the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and is probably the best handling car in tier 2 since it is all-wheel drive. These traits can be useful on bendy tracks. However, the R32 has a slightly poor acceleration, too, and the handling is quite twitchy. It is unlocked upon dominating Showdown: Chicago race day.
It has a mph time of 6. The R32 is also controllable in corners, given its good traction. It has the worst acceleration out of every Tier 4 car, but compensates for this with good handling.
After completing the job, the player can keep it as a pink slip car. The Volkswagen R32 was made available in Need for Speed: World during the Taiwan restricted test session on October 14, as a tier 2 car. Since August 22,it has been featured as an E class car.
The R32 shows lacking cornering performance when compared to smaller E class cars such as the Nissan Silvia S It is on the same level as the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 and somewhat better than the Volkswagen Scirocco in terms of handling.
The Scirocco on the other hand, possesses a better acceleration at the cost of a weaker nitrous boost and worse handling. Players can use the R32 successfully in multiplayer matches against other E class cars. Because of a good durability, it is also effective in Pursuit Outrun and Team Escape events.
The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs It was made available on December 16, The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs ,The original Volkswagen GTI is credited with starting the entire hot hatchback phenomenon.
But somewhere along the line, the mad scientists at Volkswagen decided their hot Golf wasn't quite as hot as it could be. The result is hardcore performance brought to you by the letter "R. At the Detroit Auto Show next week, U. It's shaping up to be pretty great.
While it's changed quite a bit over the years, most notably in terms of cylinder count, some things always remain the same. They're always all-wheel drive hatchbacks with a respectable boost in power over the GTI, an available bright blue paint scheme, a more luxurious interior to match its bigger price tag, and typically an allotment of 5, models for the U.
So with the American debut of the ultimate MK7 Golf looming, now seemed like a good time to explore the history of the R models and preview what we can expect from the one headed to the Motor City soon.
Come; sit down and enjoy a nice beverage as we take a walk through hot hatch history. Today, "R" stands for retrospective! You could also call this a "Golftrospective. What happens when you take an ordinary Golf, add 4Motion all-wheel drive, and stuff a big ol' 3. You get the first R32, arguably one of the best hot hatches ever made.
The R32 was a nice addition to the MK4 Golf lineup, which by had been in production for six years. And it was a neat car, too. The VR6 — one of the best-sounding motors in the history of noises — put out horsepower and pound-feet of torque, a healthy boost over both the 1.
It also boasted a revised exterior and interior compared to the standard GTI. Volkswagen's Haldex 4Motion system called "Quattro" on more expensive cars wasn't a all-wheel drive system like what you get in a Subaru. Instead, it sent power to the rear wheels when the fronts lost traction.
The R32 was still praised for its immense grip around corners. Truth be told, however, it wasn't all that much faster. With a zero to 60 mph time of around 6. This "Is it really worth it over a GTI? While the R32 brought to the U. It was the first production car in history to do so, and its DSG would become a staple on later Volkswagens. It's probably accurate to say that today, the original R32 is the most respected and best-loved member of the R family, at least from the standpoint of driving dynamics.
It set the bar rather high. And overtake you will. The R32's engine may be a revelation, but its handling is divine. In fact, you can blast the R32 around corners with such confidence that you end up driving it far faster than you'd imagine possible. For those who enjoy such things, the temptation to pass slower cars, to fling the R32 around even one traffic-free bend, is damn near irresistible. With the advent of a fifth-generation Golf came a new R32 in Now boasting horsepower, a signature center-mounted exhaust, and a distinctive silver grille, it kept the all-wheel drive system that separated it from the rest of the front-driving Golf family.
When this R32 came to the U. While that gearbox's performance creds are unassailable — and helped propel the R32 from zero to 60 mph in about six seconds — the lack of a stick shift option proved to be a somewhat unpopular move among critics and enthusiasts.
Personally, I think it was kind of the wrong move at the time. Paddle shift gearboxes on high-end performance cars are a lot more accepted now than they were in the last decade; back then, it might have alienated some enthusiasts and resulted in slow sales.
The car was also beefy at nearly 3, pounds. And it still offered the throaty, luscious VR6 engine.Disclaimer: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that the vehicle pictured here-the four-door Volkswagen Rwill not be imported to the U.
We repeat: The car shown here is not coming to a VW dealer near you. Please read on for another important announcement. Okay, so the four-door R32 isn't coming stateside. As disappointing as that bulletin is, do you really believe we'd be so cruel as to tease you with several pages of Teutonic excellence only to deliver crushing news that you can't have it?
Not even a taste? Truth is, you can and you will-as long you're willing to settle for a bit less versatility. Last spring, Volkswagen invited journalists to sample the all-new, second-generation R32 in Europe, but due to scheduling conflicts, we were unable to attend.
Fortunately, our colleagues at Sport Compact Car had more lenient calendars, so we got the scoop from them: The R32 is a luxury-infused pocket-rocket. The downside? Volkswagen was on the fence whether to import it to the U. Concerned that Motor Trend didn't receive a firsthand taste of the R32, Volkswagen invited us to the brand's Project Moonraker house in Malibu.
For those not in the know, Project Moonraker is code for the brand's Southern California-based think tank conceived by VW's director of group product strategy Stefan Liske. As luck would have it, Moonraker had a European-spec four-door in its fleet to assess the R32's viability in the U.
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And, as it turned out, our test coincided nicely with a relevant announcement: In the third quarter ofVolkswagen will begin importing two-door R32s to the U. While the four-door is arguably the better package-more apertures mean more versatility-the two-door is arguably the better-looking hatch, void of the added cut lines. Besides lacking the extra doors of our test car, the U. R32 will sport a few other subtle differences, namely sport seats with adjustable headrests and integrated side airbags in place of the race-style one-piece Recaros, and a slightly fatter rear bumper that complies with U.
Other than that, what you see is what you get: a 3. At that price, the question isn't will they sell, but rather how quickly. At the test track, the R32 ripped from 0 to 60 mph in 5. Compared with the GTI, with its horse, 2.VR6 engines are V6 piston engines with a narrow angle between the cylinder banks and a single cylinder head covering both banks of cylinders. Volkswagen Group introduced the first VR6 engine in and VR6 engines currently remain in production. VR6 engines shares a common cylinder head for the two banks of cylinders.
Only two camshafts are needed for the engineregardless of whether the engine has two or four valves per cylinder compared to four camshafts needed by a V6 engine with four valves per cylinder. This simplifies engine construction and reduces costs. Since the cylinders are not located on the centreline of the combined cylinder head, the lengths of the intake and exhaust ports are different for each bank.
Without compensation, these varying port lengths would result in the two banks of cylinders producing different amounts of power at a particular engine RPM. The difference in port lengths are compensated for with the length of the runners in the intake manifoldthe camshaft overlap and lift profile, or a combination thereof.
The Volkswagen VR6 engine was designed for transverse engine installations in front-wheel drive vehicles. Therefore the VR6 engine is easier to fit within an engine bay that was originally designed for a four-cylinder engine. Early VR6 engines had two valves per cylinder for a total of twelve valves and used one camshaft for the intake and exhaust valves of each cylinder bank without the use of rockers.
It had a bore of Ina 2. The valve sizes are Since the two 'rows' of pistons and cylinders share a single cylinder head and head gasket, the piston crown or top surface is tilted. The engine management system is Bosch Motronic. A version with four valves per cylinder for a total of 24 valves was introduced in The Lancia V4 engine was the first narrow angle V engine to be used in a motor vehicle.
2008 Volkswagen R32
Both versions used 2 valves per cylinder. The 2. Inthe VR5 engine was introduced, based on the VR6 engine. This 2. This 3. The engine size was again increased inwhen a 3. This BLV version uses a narrower The base model Porsche Cayenne 9PA used 3.
Then the next generation Porsche Cayenne 92A also used a 3. Volkswagen Group has produced several 'W engines' based on combining two VR engines on a common crankshaft. The first W engine to reach production was the W12 engine which has been produced since Although Volkswagen has not produced a VR4 engine, nonetheless it briefly produced a W8 engine from Motorcycle manufacturer Horex has produced VR6 engines since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
VR6 engine Volkswagen Corrado 2. Frontal views of a straight engine diagram "a"V engine diagram "b" and VR engine diagram "c". Top views of a straight engine leftV engine centre and VR engine right.
Main article: W engine.But with its standard horse V6, all-wheel drive and abundance of luxury features, it's worth consideration from those who want something different that's fast, comfortable and rare.
Well, glossing over that whole icky age-difference part, you'd likely end up with a spawn that resembles the Volkswagen R That first Audi Quattro coupe packed a powerful turbocharged five-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, offering enthusiasts who had to deal with snow and slush a performance car they could drive all year round.
Carrying that spirit on today, the Volkswagen R32 is similar to today's GTI but offers two things that hot hatch doesn't -- a ripping V6 engine and all-wheel drive. The latest model is a follow-up on the limited-production, Golf-based R32 that VW sold in the United States a few years ago.
Of course, with the R32 being a compact sporty car with a muscular engine and all-wheel traction, everybody will want to compare it to the forthcoming redesigned Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. That's not exactly apples to apples, however, as the R32 is more a fast, comfortable GT than a rip-roaring, apex-attacking super compact. Yes, the Evo will leave the R32 behind on a tight twisty road and will outgun it in a stoplight sprint.
But the Vee-Dub is still plenty quick enough zero to 60 in 6. The R32 is also more mature, as this performance car does without the gaping air intakes and wing-and-spoiler bonanza. It also has a nicer interior that gives off a neatly tailored European vibe typical of the brand. It's more expensive than natural competitors and lacks the performance one can get from the Evo or Ford Mustang GT. But this super-sporty Vee-Dub's appeal lies outside the norm.
Heck, maybe even the dearly departed Barry White would want to own one. The Volkswagen R32 comes as a two-door hatchback in a single, fully loaded trim level.
Highlights of the standard features list include a unique aluminum grille, xenon headlights, inch alloy wheels, center-mounted dual exhaust, power sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front sport seats with power lumbar support, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium sound system with six-CD changer and satellite radio.
There is but a pair of options: all-season tires in place of the standard performance rubber and a navigation system. Opting for the latter adds an iPod adapter to the sound system but takes away the CD changer. It's paired with a dual-clutch sequential automanual gearbox "DSG" that sends the power to all four wheels via Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.
The V6 provides a broad power spread and a hearty exhaust note, while the DSG snaps off shifts as soon as you flick the wheel-mounted paddles. Left to shift on its own, it works just fine, but selecting the "Sport" setting results in it downshifting often with a "clunk" when it's really not needed.
Performance estimates put the mph sprint at an estimated 6. Passing maneuvers and high-speed cruising are effortless and relatively hushed, a result of the car's autobahn pedigree. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Antilock disc brakes, stability control, front side airbags and side-curtain airbags are all standard.
Though no crash tests have been done on the R32, those done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on the Volkswagen Rabbit on which the R32 is based yielded strong scores.
In that agency's frontal offset and side impact testing, the Rabbit scored "Good" the highest possible for both tests. When pressed on a serpentine road, the Volkswagen R32 is capable, but not as nimble as more sharply focused sport compact cars. With the grip of all-wheel drive and communicative steering that's not calibrated to go-kart spec quickness, the R32 is fairly forgiving when pushed hard, tending toward understeer that diminishes as speed is scrubbed off.
The R32 feels more comfortable when the hairpins turn into sweeping bends.6 cylinder, no Turbo! The VW Golf R32 FULL REVIEW - Volkswagen Golf Mk4 - Autogefühl
It rolls a little, settles in midcorner and sticks without needing any steering adjustment. Road feel is excellent for an electrically assisted steering system, and the thick rim of the steering wheel provides a satisfying connection between the driver's hands and the hardware. Thanks to its supple suspension, the R32 feels as at home while cruising on straight roads as it does blasting through canyons. That effortless freeway running character, along with its roomy, quiet cabin and supportive seats make this performance car a great choice for road trippers.The VW R32 is a 3.
In addition, the engine was used on other Volkswagen models as well as Audi. The R32 engine is a member of the Volkswagen's EA family. The 3. The cylinders are moved by In this case, there is a degrees firing interval between each cylinder. The crankshaft has seven main bearings. Due to the narrow V-angle, the need for separate cylinder heads for each cylinder bank was gone. The engine has a timing chain simplex roller chain.
The engine has four valves per cylinder, 24 valves total. Each camshaft has 12 cam lobes, so the front camshaft actuates the all intake valves, the rear camshafts - the exhaust valves. The valvetrain is equipped with low-friction roller finger cam followers with automatic hydraulic valve clearance adjustments. The engine has an electronically controlled variable intake manifold; it is a twin-path intake manifold. This engine has a traditional sequential multi-point fuel injection.
The six injectors are mounted on the intake manifold ports and normally hidden behind the top part of the intake manifold. There are two cast iron exhaust manifolds from the back side of the engine. The engine also has an electronic drive by wire throttle body.
The list of common problems is not so big for the R32 engine. The main issue is a serpentine belt tensioner fail - it's an Achilles heel. Also some reports about a coil pack failure resulting in engine stuttering. The engine provokes to drive hard and people use cars with R32 engines for track days as usual.Super nice guy very honest. Did not purchase the car as it needed a few things fixed. Will see once those items are addressed.
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