2019 Golf R – The Rally-Inspired Rocket

September 15th, 2019 by

The Golf R has always set a high bar for performance, comfort and style. Every model year, since 2015, Volkswagen has brought significant upgrades to the Golf R, and for 2019 those changes were even more attractive.

More powerful than the traditional Golf model, the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is the pick for adrenaline junkies looking for a bold vehicle that delivers on horsepower, while also being practical enough for everyday driving. Adding to the incredible appeal of the Golf R is its stylish exterior design, which is complemented by its extremely long list of modern Spektrum exterior paint colors.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Spektrum Color Options Include:

  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Oryx White
  • Ice Blue
  • Sarantos Turquoise
  • 91 Blue
  • Star Blue
  • Nogaro Blue Pearl
  • Jazz Blue Pearl
  • Techno Blue Pearl
  • Azure Blue Pearl
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Inky Blue Pearl
  • Prussian Blue Metallic
  • Mystic Blue Pearl
  • Viper Green Metallic
  • Cliff Green
  • Reseda Green
  • Caribbean Green
  • Moss Green
  • Irish Green
  • Racing Green
  • Ginster Yellow
  • Curry Yellow
  • Futura Yellow Metallic
  • Magma Orange
  • TNT Orange
  • Copper Orange Metallic
  • Mars Red
  • Raspberry Red
  • Oxide Red
  • Hot Chili Pearl
  • Bordeaux Red Pearl
  • Traffic Purple
  • Violet Touch Pearl
  • Dark Violet Pearl
  • Dark Burgundy Pearl
  • Dust Gray
  • Squirrel Gray
  • Slate Gray
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Mocha Anthracite Metallic


With a cool bumper design, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/40 or 235/35 summer performance tires, black brake calipers with the “R” logo, gloss black side skirts the Golf R is bound to impress!

The VW Golf R is equipped with one of the most powerful four-cylinder production engines in the world. The advanced EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® 2.0-liter engine puts out 288hp (achieved with premium fuel), delivered at 5,500 rpm. Thanks to its fully-electronic coolant control system, the Golf R TSI engine has more efficient thermal management with a reduced warm-up phase that help reduce frictional losses and fuel consumption, and all Golf R models are equipped with the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, which is activated before wheel spin occurs, helping eliminate traction losses. The system achieves this by using an advanced control function based on specific driving conditions.

Additional standard features include: KESSY® keyless access with push-button start, Climatronic® automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, ambient lighting integrated in the door trim panels and a fully digital and interactive Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. All 2019 Golf R models feature Volkswagen’s innovative MIB II touchscreen infotainment system. The display utilizes a capacitive-touch sensor (as in smartphone and tablet technology) rather than the more common resistive touchscreens that require pressure, enabling gesture controls like swiping and even pinch-zooming. Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration for compatible devices is standard on all Golf R models. App-Connect offers users the ability to run select smartphone apps directly on the vehicle’s display through services such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink®.

The Driving Mode Selection feature has four programs in the Golf R: “Normal,”“Individual,”“Eco,” and a “Race” mode that has been specially designed for the Golf R. In “Race” mode, which is intended for high-speed track driving, engine response and the shift points of the transmission are configured to be even sportier!

To help protect it’s occupants, the Golf R has a combination of both passive and active safety systems, including six airbags as standard (front and side airbags for front passengers and side curtain airbags for outboard seating positions), along with a number of electronic safety systems, such as an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). A standard feature on the 2019 Golf R is Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. The Golf R also includes Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System that shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and switches on the hazard lights if the car is involved in certain types of collisions.

To meet the high demands of our drivers, the 2019 Golf R offers a suite of driver-assistance technology. Standard features include: Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor; Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist); Park Distance Control; and High Beam Control (Light Assist)

And, of course, the Volkswagen Golf R models in the United States will come with the People First Warranty, a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the remainder which can be transferred to a subsequent owner throughout its duration.

Visit our showroom to see our bold Traffic Purple Golf R (while it lasts!!)!


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