Volkswagen Golf VI R Cabriolet makes public debut in Geneva

Volkswagen Golf VI R Cabriolet at 2013 Geneva Motor Show
Volkswagen Golf VI R Cabriolet at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Late in the game

Volkswagen has brought to Geneva the last version of the sixth-gen Golf represented by the R Cabriolet version.

Showing two different generations of a car in Geneva is something that we rarely see. Besides the Golf VII family (hatchback, estate, GTI) VW is also showcasing the Golf VI-based R Cabriolet.

Scheduled to go on sale this spring, the Golf VI R Cabriolet comes exclusively with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine connected to a 6-speed DSG. Offering 265 HP (195 kW), the hot cabrio needs 6.4 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) and can reach an electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h).

It can be fitted with 18- or 19-inch wheels and benefits from a 25mm lowered suspension. Other goodies include chrome-tipped exhausts, side sill extensions, LED daytime running lights and bi-xenon headlights. The cabin has four individual sport seats and a fully electric insulated top which can be raised in 11s and lowered in 9.5s at speeds of up to 18 mph (29 km/h).

Source: Volkswagen

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Comments (7)

MK6 is a lot prettier than than MK7, Check out the RS3 cabrio Audi should make for competition... http://subzgfx.deviantart.com/art/Audi-RS3-Cabriolet-Render-2-337409753
Mar 8th, 2013 11:19pm
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Beybaba Beybaba
Just add front LED's of 7th gen and sell it as brand new. It would still sell, A LOT!
Mar 8th, 2013 9:02pm
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I don't like the side profile.
Mar 8th, 2013 7:01pm
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EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
There is something I don't quite understand... Golf R with AWD and 265hp takes 6.4s to reach 62mph, BMW F30 328i with 240hp takes 5.5s as tested by many. Why and how? Both are 2.0L Turbo, priced close to each other.
Mar 8th, 2013 6:45pm
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Mirko Mirko
The Golf R convertible is FWD, and manufacturer ratings are often on the conservative side.
Mar 8th, 2013 6:48pm
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whatitis whatitis
Additional weight of having a cabriolet perhaps.
Mar 9th, 2013 2:15am
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It's quite simple, the Golf R Cabrio is only FWD, because they couldn't fit the differential like in the hatch, thus it has a hard time putting all that power down.
Mar 11th, 2013 12:16am
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