Can I get a manual transmission in the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Golf R on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at 3:15 pm
blue 2022 VW Golf R rear fascia passenger side parked in gray room with a spotlight

Will the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R come with a manual transmission?

Here at Elgin Volkswagen, the upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is a major point of conversation. After a brief hiatus, the return of this hatchback has us eager for the end of 2021. However, instead of just sitting here twiddling our thumbs in excitement, we have decided to share any and all information that we find out about the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R with you, our loyal customers. If you have been wondering if the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, coming soon to Elgin, IL, will come with a manual transmission, keep reading this blog!

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Can the 2022 Golf R be equipped with a manual transmission?

You will be happy to hear that the 2022 Golf R will be equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission. However, this manual transmission will only be available for models released in America. If you prefer an automatic transmission, there will also be a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission available as an optional transmission.

2022 VW Golf R interior close up of steering wheel mounted controls

What other performance features will be available for the 2022 Golf R?

In addition to coming with a standard manual transmission, the 2022 Golf R will come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can dole out up to 315 horsepower and anywhere from 295 to 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine provides 27 more horsepower than the previous model’s engine. The 2022 Golf R will be equipped with 4Motion all-wheel drive which now also comes with a torque-vectoring system.

There are also two new drive modes for the Golf R: Special and Drift. Special mode is tuned for the 13-mile Nurburging Nordschleife racetrack to help increase race time by 17 seconds. Drift mode utilizes stability control and all-wheel-drive setting to help the Golf R drift.

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Stay up to date on the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R

As we wait for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R to arrive at Elgin VW, we will keep sharing information about it right here on our blog. However, if you already know you want the Golf R, make sure you reach out to us so we can help you reserve a model.  


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