Volkswagen have now confirmed the release of their VW Golf R Estate which is due for European release during Spring 2015. This sporty estate looks to be the fastest in its class with almost 50bhp over it’s nearest competitor, the 247bhp Focus ST.
At the heart of this is a 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI engine that hasn’t changed from the hatch and produces 296bhp. 0-62mph is only up 0.2 seconds from the DSG hatchback version at 5.1 seconds with the Golf R Estate being limited to 155mph. The driver can make full use of these impressive statistics with its permanent four-wheel drive, despite the added 100kg weight from the extended body.
The VW Golf R Estate is also capable of 40.3mpg, which isn’t too dissimilar from the hatchback variant. Its sportier grill, teamed with the R model front bumper and large air intakes give the R Estate an aggressive character.
Its interior is well keeping with typical Golf R fashion. A choice between Alcantara or leather sports seats, a carbon dashboard and ambient lighting. An impressive 605-litres of boot space is also very generously sized and should accommodate most items including a dog. Prices are expected to start just over £30,000.