2024 Volkswagen Golf R Owner's Manual

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2024 Volkswagen Golf R Owner's Manual

2024 Volkswagen Golf R is an updated four-wheel drive hatchback, which is one of the most powerful models. The car received changes in appearance and interior filling. The R version has an aggressive design and reminds of the sporty character of the model. This model year will be the last time the German car company offers the popular hatchback with a manual transmission.

On this page you’ll find 2024 Volkswagen Golf R owner’s manual in PDF which you can view online or download.

Advantages and disadvantages

Among the advantages of the updated hatchback are the following characteristics:

• Powerful 4-cylinder engine under the hood;
• Efficient driving due to filling;
• Practicality.

Despite quite hard work on the updated Golf R, it was not possible to avoid shortcomings:

• Unclear clutch switching;
• Inconvenient multimedia control buttons.

In general, the car adequately competes with popular models in its segment and is even better in some indicators.


The main competitors of the model were Honda Civic Type R, Subaru WRX, Toyota GR Corolla. The price of the model is 46,605 US dollars.

2024 Volkswagen Golf R Specifications

The hatchback has the following dimensions:

  • Length – 4290 mm;
  • Width – 1788 mm;
  • Height – 1465 mm;
  • Wheelbase – 2628 mm.

The 2024 model with the R logo is equipped with a 2-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The power unit is supplemented with turbocharging, which allows you to get a power of 315 horsepower. Engine torque is 399 Nm for automatic and 379 Nm for versions with manual transmission.

Two gearboxes are provided for the car:

  • Automatic 7-range with DSG double clutch;
  • Mechanical six-speed transmission.

All 2024 Volkswagen Golf R models, regardless of configuration and technical characteristics, are equipped with front-wheel drive.
Models with an automatic transmission are able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km\h in 4.2 seconds.

Fuel consumption for highway trips averages 10.6 liters per 100 km.

The power and torque of the Volkswagen Golf R is identical to the Honda Civic Type R. But the car has a smoother ride and less noise. The Golf R is the first representative with all-wheel drive, which is provided by 4MOTION with the R-Performance Torque Vectoring system. This combination provides powerful lateral and longitudinal acceleration.

6 driving modes are available for selection:

• Comfort;
• Sports;
• Special;
• Individual;
• Race;
• Drift.

To activate the selected mode, it is enough to click the button on the remote control. Two additional driving modes are available for the Performance version. Sporty character is conveyed by sports suspension, highly efficient brake system and appropriate control profiles.


The appearance of the car shows perseverance, sports character and confidence. A sports bumper with massive air intakes has become characteristic of the model. The sculptural lines of the thresholds, the elements of the exhaust system, and the rear muffler are reminiscent of motorsport. The uniqueness is emphasized by the presence of the logo of the R model. The color palette is replenished. The spectrum includes an elegant Lapiz Blue.

Brake calipers in the color of the body emphasize the aggressiveness of the design and emphasize the refined elements.

A choice of 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels is available.


There is enough head and leg room inside the car. Even tall passengers will feel comfortable and convenient.
The interior design emphasizes sports character and dynamism. The steering wheel, which is characterized by a rather thick rim, is characteristic of the updated model. The multi-steering wheel is equipped with touch system control elements.

The instrument panel with a 10.2-inch digital screen is installed in the central console. Touch switches on the steering wheel allow you to choose the configuration of instrument layouts.

The front seats are bucket-shaped, additionally reinforced. High-quality nappa leather is used as upholstery. The side elements of the seats received bright elements that are provided exclusively for the Volkswagen Golf R, as well as the corresponding logo on the back of the seat.
Interior background lighting is provided in 30 colors. The impressive appearance is created by the carbon finish of the instrument panel and stainless steel pedals. There is enough space in the cabin for small things: niches in the door panels, a glove box in front of the front passenger, and cup holders.


The multimedia system is represented by a 10-inch touch screen, which is located in the right segment of the instrument panel. Control of the multimedia system is presented in the form of touch elements. Use requires more concentration than mechanical buttons. The salon is equipped with charging sockets, a Wi-Fi point, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications. Harman\Kardon stereo system includes 9 speakers.

Safety systems

In addition to passive safety systems, the car also received active systems. The model is equipped with a frontal collision warning and subsequent emergency braking. The car received adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping function.

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Posted by: author Dimitri Shtreicher
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