Than europe 2018 vw golf range has something for everyone. Really hope the manual in the r isnt as bad as people are saying. The vw golf r is good but is it better with a dsg or manual gearbox. To our surprise our new lapiz blue vw golf r demo is a manual, not dsg as expected. Manual v dsg grapschknutsch 14th apr 2018 im very curious, why nobody compares acceleration with a certain rpm limit like staying below 3000 or 4000rpm. My manual mk7 golf r farts like a dsg in this video ill be showing you how my manual golf r farts like a dsg. Manual cars will likely be about a halfsecond slower. Anyone regret buying a golf r in an auto vs manual. Volkswagen is planning to add a manual transmission option for its golf r when the 2016 model year heads to dealerships mid next year. The r is the only car here available with an automatic optionvolkswagens familiar sixspeed dualclutch dsgbut. I have owned my manual vw golf r for quite a few years now and i wanted to go through the top 5 reasons why i own this. It combines the best attributes of a car and an suv.
All were progressively better than the last, but the new r is so much better than the previous r and gti, obviously. Considering a subaru wrx sti, ford focus rs, honda civic type r, mercedesamg gla45. While i think it is certainly a good idea that the 2015 volkswagen golf gti offers an automatic transmission option, there is absolutely. Or are they glad they picked the automatic over the manual.
This year marks the seventhgeneration golfs second year in the u. My experience is that for 99% of the time i wouldnt. Dsg is just a preferenceoptions and weather its better than manual or not is relative. In my 2016 mercedes cla 250 i have sometimes problems with. Manual v dsg grapschknutsch 14th apr 2018 im very curious, why nobody compares acceleration with a certain rpm limit.
She felt the same as you about the potential costs and hassles if problems arise but my feeling is that simplicity if and when things go wrong is more than outweighed by the everyday simplicity of driving a car that doesnt need gear changes and gives you the simplest and smoothest possible ride. Dsg vs manual vw golf r mk7 chat vwroc vw r owners club. We estimate that the dsg golf r will make the sprint to 60 in about 4. The gti can be had with a sixspeed manual or a sixspeed dsg automated manual. Because you cant shift the fords manual manual sixspeed as quickly as the vw dsg shifts itself. David zalstein and tony crawford tackle the question using one of the. The dualclutch gearbox works fine, but i think its very much a comfort option, not. For 2016, the volkswagen golf r gets a standard sixspeed manual transmission dsg is optional and an updated touchscreen infotainment system with a larger display, a usb port and enhanced. I had a 2012 golf r mkvi with a stick, traded that in for a 2015 mkvii with a stick, and then that for a 2016 golf r. Same goes for the manual manualequipped subaru wrx sti. Manual vs dsg vw golf r mk7 chat vwroc vw r owners club. The simplicity debate was one i had with my partner when we switched to dsg cars. Dsg may get round a track quicker but manual drivers may have more fun doing it and vice versa. In my 2016 mercedes cla 250 i have sometimes problems with unintentionally.
The gti now has an additional 10hp, making it a total of. If youre looking for a zippy 2 or 4door hatchback with plenty of versatility and a proud pedigree, the golf could be your ride. I also show just how confident the golf r makes you feel on one of englands most famous. The dieselpowered golf is paired with a 6speed manual or the optional dsg. At the end of the day, get whats best for you, not what is best for everyone else. I tested both the manual and dsg prior to purchasing my mk7 r and found the wife found the dsg to be a little more suited to our needs considering the wife occasionally wants to have a steer. And despite the power, the epa rates the dsgequipped golf r at 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. Manual vs dsg hi all, looking to get my first golf specifically r or gti, ive always driven manuals and love the ability to control the car but clearly the appeal of the dsg has got me curious. In the automotive world, engineers are constantly thinking of ways to make vehicles more powerful, smoother and more efficient. We drove the dsg based tdi first and it was very good, it shifts waaay faster than you can with manual. This put daves clutch and gearstick skills to the test in an ultimate manual vs dsg test. The volkswagen golf returns for 2016 largely unchangedand thats a good thing.
Japan is totally auto mad so the only golf r i could test drive was the dsg, car was awesome apart from the dsg. Its a can of worms dsg is good, very very good, i dont miss a manual box and dsg in the r it adds to the experience in my opinion, the dsg farts, launch control, lightning fast changes, are all part of the fun, its also a slightly quicker car if you are planning on tuning the car though, the clutch in the manual is a weak point, if youre leaving it standard there are no issues and its a. The volkswagen golf gti is currently, and has long been, one of the best and most popular. I answer another one of the questions i frequently get asked. Dont have a golf r, but have an audi s4 with stronic which is effectively the same as dsg. The volkswagen golf gti is currently, and has long been, one of the best and most. Once you get comfortable with their performance characteristics, its a pretty solid transmission. This, incidentally, is why the dsgequipped r is quicker than the focus rs 4. The 292hp figure is the most vw has ever offered in a u. Sometimes i do miss the manual but with the dsg, i can focus on getting better at the other aspects of driving.
I have driven stick for 30 years from a 1980 toyota corolla hatchback to a 90 integra to a 94 integra gsr, a boxster s, even tracked down a 2004 saab 93 with a stick. For this reason, the question of transmission options is no longer as simple as manual vs automatic. To our surprise our new lapiz blue vw golf r demo is a manual, not dsg as. As much as i love a manual transmission and i kind of already miss it, im enjoying the dsg. Car magazine uks independent longterm test of the vw golf r. David zalstein and tony crawford tackle the question using one of the worlds best and most. During that time it has been offered with either a sixspeed manual or sixspeed dsg auto gearbox, although all versions. I am wondering if anyone regrets getting the automatic version of a golf r instead of the manual. Having driven a manual for 30 years i still occasionally reach for the clutch pedal out of instinct. For me i wanted a manual, my previous car was a manual so why not the next one. Like the hatch, youre limited to 155mph topend, though vw says its seen 165mph in testing. Get the most useful specifications data and other technical specs for the 2016 volkswagen golf 2door hb automatic tsi. The golf r joined the mk7 range not long after it first arrived in 2012.581 981 1326 593 1103 885 393 11 662 1147 890 953 318 667 945 1497 232 1304 996 982 64 858 302 375 486 865 308 1394 1042 815