One Owner. All-Wheel Drive. 6-Speed. Hatchback. APR Tuned. Garage-Kept. Check, check, check, etc. This 2016 Volkswagen Golf R checks all the boxes for the performance purist. Our client ordered this vehicle for his wife, brand new from Betten Imports of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where all the service has been done. But being a creature of tasteful customization, he took the car with the Audi S3 sourced 2.0L Turbo motor to Community Automotive, a local APR licensed shop. About $5k later, he had turned the stock 292hp into 388hp with an APR software upgrade and APR down pipe. He also added an HD clutch kit, short-shift relay bracket, and Pirelli P-Zero high performance tires. All new to the car in May of 2017, and all upgrades we would have done ourselves if we owned it. The car was never tracked, never beat on, and was mainly driven by the wife. The only reason its up for sale is because she just purchased the new Volvo SUV.
This mighty 4-Door Hatchback is finished in Oryx White Pearl Exterior over a Titan Black Leather interior, finished with Audi-like amenities. Noteworthy features include Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) Adaptive Suspension, 4Motion AWD, Driving Mode Selection, Vented Disc Brakes, Intelligent Crash Response System, 19-Inch Alloy Wheels, Rear Spoiler, Chrome-Tipped Quad Sport Exhaust, Rain Sensing Wipers w/ Heated Washer Nozzles, Climatronic Dual-Zone Climate Control, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob, Heated Front Seats, Rearview Camera, 6.5-Inch Touchscreen Navigation w/ HD Radio, CD Player, USB and Aux Input, Fender Premium Audio System, Bluetooth, and Keyless Access w/ Push-Button Start. It also has VW Car-Net with Smartphone Integration, Infotainment, Navigation, Security and Service. The new Golf R is Volkswagen's response to Subaru's STI Wagon, and with the DCC System, S3 Turbo with APR upgrades, and a much more refined interior, we think its the better option. Plus, it is a BLAST to drive - like driving on rails, German-engineered rails that is. It's quick and corners like a boss. The new technology packed in this small yet spacious Golf is the future of Das Auto. You will not be disappointed.
“The R is a hoot to drive, no question. The MQB chassis is rock solid, grip is outta sight, and the ride is a near perfect balance of comfort and firmness, no matter the mode. The steering is light at lower speeds and weights up nicely as speeds increase. I don't recall, really, a car that feels this planted both blasting down the expressway and whipping through corners. It's a rare car: The harder you push, the better it feels. It's agile and confidence building. Maybe too confidence building; I'm not sure how long I'd have my license if I owned one of these.” - Wes Raynal, AutoWeek
Our client takes pride in his toys, and being his wife's car, this R received the red-carpet treatment. It comes with all service records from Betten, tuning records from Community Auto, books, manuals, two sets of keys, floor mats, luggage net, and copy of original window sticker. There is clearly more invested in this car than what we are asking. A truly awesome VW at a reasonable price point. Call or e-mail if interested. Thank you for looking.