2002 Volkswagen Golf R32

2002 Volkswagen Golf R32

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.

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In Detail

price $$29 100 USD
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement3189 cc / 194.6 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke95.9 mm / 3.78 in
power179.7 kw / 241 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output75.57 bhp per litre
torque320 nm / 236.0 ft lbs @ 2800 rpm
driven wheels4MOTION 4WD
front tires225/40 ZR 18
rear tires225/40 ZR 18
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizemm / in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
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