Although the R32 looked similar to the 20th Anniversary GTI, it shared most major components with the 3.2-litre Audi TT, including the engine, four- wheel drive system, and both front and rear suspension geometries.
The R32 gets a 3.2-litre V6 that produces 250bhp, making it the flagship of the Golf range. It’s an engine that’s found in many other Volkswagen Group cars including the Passat and Audi TT, A3 and A4.
its definitely not turbo . its 3.2l VR6.
Golf R – The R model has a 2.0 litre tuned Turbo engine. It’s a newer model and is aimed more at performance as opposed to comfort. It’s notably a lot quicker than the R32 . It has a 2.0 litre turbo engine (like the R ), however it’s designed for comfort as well as performance (like the R32 ).
By the time the Mk5 R32 went on sale, Volkswagen had dealt with most of the issues with the twin-clutch Direct Shift Gearbox and it’s proved more reliable than early Audi TTs which used the same transmission . Contemporary road tests praised the Mk5 R32 for the amount of grip it offered when cornering.
However, it still posts a claimed 0-62mph time of 6.5sec – half a second quicker than the GTi – on the way to a limited 155mph top speed (we couldn’t get the GTi past 136mph). So the R32 is fast , but it is also a very accomplished high- speed cruiser.
Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf R32
yes you can turbo a vr6 and not all kits are that expensive. go to kenetic, they make a vrt turbo kit for about 2,500.
Why Are They Called “ R32 ” But the R32 was one of those Golfs that was a bit special, because it had a different engine. The reason the R32 was called a 32 was because of the displacement on the engine. It’s a 3.2 v6.
|0 – 40 kph||1.9 s|
|1/4 mile||14.4 s|
|Est. 1/2 mile||23.8 s @ 121.8 mph|
|Top speed||250 kph ( 155 mph )|
|Est. max acceleration||0.51 g (5 m/s²)|
If it’s raw pace and refinement, the R has it nailed. Not only is it faster , it’s easier to drive fast, thanks to better traction, body control and more composure through corners. True, it does offset a bit of the GTI’s fun and agility for extra competence, but it isn’t enough to trade in that all-weather dominance.
|VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R32||3.6k||3.8k|
|VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R32 S-A||1.9k||2.0k|