When did VW stop making R32?

When did VW stop making R32?

The Volkswagen Golf R32 is the flagship of the Golf MkIV range, and it was created at a time when the famous Golf GTI had lost some of its appeal, thanks to VW’s attempt to turn it into a trim level, rather than a performance brand. The R32 was built from 2002-2004, and only 500 were sold in the UK.

What does R32 stand for VW?

The Volkswagen Golf R32 (also known as the Volkswagen R32) is a hot hatch produced from 2003 to 2008. The R refers to Volkswagen’s motorsport department, Volkswagen Racing. 32 stands for the engine’s displacement.

Is the Audi 3.2 a VR6?

The VW R32 is a 3.2-liter VR6 naturally aspirated gasoline engine well known by VW Golf R32 mk4/5 model application. In addition, the engine was used on other Volkswagen models as well as Audi.

What year did Volkswagen make R32?

A very limited edition run, the R32 debuted in 2004, offering a super-performance version of the popular GTI by Volkswagen. It would not return again until 2008, when it boasted a V6 engine that could churn out 250 horsepower with all-wheel-drive and an array of luxurious amenities.

Are R32 prices going up?

The R32’s availability in the US has created high demand, driving up prices in Japan. Whereas you used to be able to nab an R32 in the US for less than $30,000, prices are now well over the $40,000 mark.

How many VW R32 were made?

The numbers tend to differ quite a bit, but it’s widely believed that only around 6,000 units of the Mk4 R32 ever made it into the US, and only 5,000 Mk5 R32s were ever imported into the United States.

Is the R32 reliable?

As you might guess, the fuel consumption is not the best side of the engine. But, the 3.2 VR6 engine mostly is a trouble-free power unit and it’s very reliable. The engine longevity is well over 150,000 miles (250,000 km). The operation is very smooth and the sound of the R32 engine is great.

When did the VW Golf R32 come out?

Following on from the Golf GTI Mk4’s launch in 2001 and its less than positive reception, Volkswagen introduced a significantly enhanced sporty Golf the next year as a 2003 model. This car would be branded the Golf R32 and with one look at the spec sheet it was easy to see that VW meant business.

How much horsepower does a VW R32 have?

The heart of the R32 is a 3.2-liter DOHC 24-valve version of VW’s ingenious VR6. With variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust cams, this is the most powerful edition of the narrow-angle V-6 yet offered in a Golf: 240 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 236 pound-feet of torque from 2800 to 3200 rpm.

What kind of gearbox does a Volkswagen R32 have?

While the R32 brought to the U.S. only had a six-speed manual gearbox, in Europe it came with an available dual-clutch transmission. It was the first production car in history to do so, and its DSG would become a staple on later Volkswagens.

Is the VW R32 a GTI or a rabbit with attitude?

It was VW, after all, that dignified the econobox back in 1983 with the creation of the first GTI, essentially a Rabbit with attitude. Comes now the latest and most vehement expression of this tradition, the R32, a GTI so potent that VW refrains from calling it a GTI. Wow. But just where does it fit in the small-car performance pantheon?