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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet R (2013-2015)

The VW Golf R Cabriolet is the fastest ever VW convertible and beats the GTI by a fair margin. Visually it is fairly subtle but those who take a closer look will notice that the body kit and 19 inch alloy wheels mark it out as something a bit special and the standard six-speed DSG semi-automatic paddle-shift gearbox is super-fast and gives a high-performance car feel and sound. Spin up the turbo and the Golf R is thrilling to drive and gives a great noise under quick acceleration and little blips on the down changes.

The VW Golf R Cabriolet is thoroughly well equipped with a leather interior, climate control, premium audio system etc. The high initial price limited sales, but it later dropped to a much more attractive level. The R Cabriolet is a great car for those looking for a performance convertible that combines four-seat practicality with easy town driving and thrilling performance. Unlike the Porsche Boxster, with the Golf R you can go fast and take your family with you!

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet R Details

Production Dates2013-2015
Length 4258 mm / 168 in
Width 1782 mm / 70 in
Wheelbase 2578 mm / 101 in
Luggage Capacity 250 litres / 8.83 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres / 14.5 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles
Service Intervals Variable miles


Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1984 cc
Power 265 ps
Torque 350 nm
Transmission type 6-spd DSG
UK Retail Price from £33,650


Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 6.4 seconds

Economy and Emissions

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