2002 Volkswagen Golf R32
The Golf R32 with a 177 kW / 241 bhp engine is an impressive demonstration of the dynamic potential of the German compact class bestseller.
The most important constructional point of the R32, which has a redesigned front, rear end and sill area compared to the other series production models, is a 3.2-litre V6 engine.
In particular the front end, with its large air inlets, demonstrates the power of the engine. Technical features of the compact 6-cylinder engine, which is also used in the new luxury class saloon Phaeton, include continuously variable inlet valve timing, cylinder-selective knock control and a variable geometry intake manifold. The appropriate sound is provided by the twin exhaust system.
Power is transmitted to the 4MOTION four-wheel drive system fitted as standard via a finely stepped 6-speed gearbox.
The market launch of the Golf R32 will be in late summer 2002.
|price $||$29 100 USD|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||3189 cc / 194.6 in³|
|bore||84 mm / 3.31 in|
|stroke||95.9 mm / 3.78 in|
|power||179.7 kw / 241 bhp @ 6250 rpm|
|specific output||75.57 bhp per litre|
|torque||320 nm / 236.0 ft lbs @ 2800 rpm|
|driven wheels||4MOTION 4WD|
|front tires||225/40 ZR 18|
|rear tires||225/40 ZR 18|
|front brakes||Vented Discs|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|rear brakes||Vented Discs|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|top speed||~209.2 kph / 130 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~6.1 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~14.7 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~14.1 seconds|